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Comparing the AirCycler g2 and HRV [Infographic]

Started Jan 23 0 Replies

AirCycler is excited to share that we have recently launched a new version of our Annual Ventilation Cost…Continue

Tags: ERV, HRV, IAQ, Ventilation, AirCycler

The (Small) Cost of Ventilation Without Recovery

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Karg May 22, 2015. 6 Replies

It is a common misconception that mechanical ventilation without recovery will cost a homeowner hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars a year in energy costs. If we tighten up a home and then put a…Continue

Tags: AirCycler, IAQ, Ventilation

Using Two Exhaust Fans with AirCycler g2/FanConnect

Started Mar 3, 2015 0 Replies

A customer of ours recently asked if it was possible to operate two exhaust fans in two different bathrooms with the AirCycler g2 and FanConnect switch, to get double the exhaust ventilation counted…Continue

Tags: ventilation, exhaust, FanConnect, g2, AirCycler

Getting Balanced Ventilation with the AirCycler g2-k

Started Feb 19, 2015 0 Replies

We spoke to a lot of people at RESNET 2015 about balanced ventilation so we wanted to share here how it can be achieved with the AirCycler g2-k. Just set the EXH setting to SLave mode. It’s pretty…Continue

Tags: g2k, ashrae, house, whole, ventilation

 

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Comparing the AirCycler g2 and HRV [Infographic]

AirCycler is excited to share that we have recently launched a new version of our Annual Ventilation Cost Calculator. Now, in addition to comparing the estimated annual energy cost of operating different AirCycler systems, you can also compare the estimated costs of operating an HRV or ERV (stand-alone and tied to the furnace).Calculations can be made using basic information about the home or with…See More
Jan 23
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The (Small) Cost of Ventilation Without Recovery

It is a common misconception that mechanical ventilation without recovery will cost a homeowner hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars a year in energy costs. If we tighten up a home and then put a 6" hole in the wall and bring in outside air, we must be running the electric bill through the roof. The truth is, we're actually talking tens of dollars - a year - in most cases. Take my home for example: I live in New England in a roughly 2,000 square foot home with oil heat. I got an estimate of…See More
May 26, 2015
Rick Karg replied to Carly Maltais's discussion The (Small) Cost of Ventilation Without Recovery
"As a member of the ASHRAE 62.2 committee (and president of Residential Energy Dynamics, the author of the AirCycler ventilation cost calculator), I am aware that the 62.2 committee has not officially declared whether balanced or unbalanced…"
May 22, 2015
Cameron Millard replied to Carly Maltais's discussion The (Small) Cost of Ventilation Without Recovery
"Thanks for taking the time to address my points.  I will run your calculator and see what it comes up with.  Intermittent ventilation within a set time period like 3 hours can indeed be a reasonable way to bring in fresh air.  I…"
May 15, 2015
Carly Maltais replied to Carly Maltais's discussion The (Small) Cost of Ventilation Without Recovery
"We agree, recovery is an excellent option if it fits the budget and it performs as it should with regular maintenance and proper installation.The impetus for products like our AirCycler control, as well as similar controls like Honeywell and…"
May 15, 2015
Cameron Millard replied to Carly Maltais's discussion The (Small) Cost of Ventilation Without Recovery
"While bringing in outside air can certainly work, I think there are some very important caveats to consider. Cost isn't the only reason mechanical ventilation with recovery is superior.  In newer, very tight homes, the increase in positive…"
May 15, 2015
Carly Maltais replied to Carly Maltais's discussion The (Small) Cost of Ventilation Without Recovery
"Yes, using this tool we're learning a lot about how affordable it can be to ventilate in cold northern climates like Maine, Minnesota, even Alaska, with non-recovery methods. "
May 15, 2015
Bob Blanchette replied to Carly Maltais's discussion The (Small) Cost of Ventilation Without Recovery
"Ventilators must be a northern thing. Never see them in Oklahoma."
May 14, 2015
Carly Maltais posted a discussion

The (Small) Cost of Ventilation Without Recovery

It is a common misconception that mechanical ventilation without recovery will cost a homeowner hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars a year in energy costs. If we tighten up a home and then put a 6" hole in the wall and bring in outside air, we must be running the electric bill through the roof. The truth is, we're actually talking tens of dollars - a year - in most cases. Take my home for example: I live in New England in a roughly 2,000 square foot home with oil heat. I got an estimate of…See More
May 13, 2015
Carly Maltais posted a discussion

Using Two Exhaust Fans with AirCycler g2/FanConnect

A customer of ours recently asked if it was possible to operate two exhaust fans in two different bathrooms with the AirCycler g2 and FanConnect switch, to get double the exhaust ventilation counted toward the ventilation requirements. The answers is yes. Here's how, using one FanConnect switch to control two fans:…See More
Mar 3, 2015
Carly Maltais posted a discussion

Getting Balanced Ventilation with the AirCycler g2-k

We spoke to a lot of people at RESNET 2015 about balanced ventilation so we wanted to share here how it can be achieved with the AirCycler g2-k. Just set the EXH setting to SLave mode. It’s pretty simple –Using the AirCycler g2 in CALCULATED TIME SETUP:Navigate to the setting for Minutes of Exhaust Fan Required*Press the DOWN arrow until the countdown reaches 0, then press DOWN again to get to SL. SL = Slave ModeIn Slave Mode, the exhaust fan runs any time the central fan is running with the…See More
Feb 19, 2015
Diane Chojnowski left a comment for Carly Maltais
"Hi Carly, Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!…"
Jan 22, 2015
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Jan 22, 2015

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At 10:39am on January 22, 2015, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Carly,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!


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