For nearly 20 years, Goshen has encouraged clients to incorporate a balanced ventilation system into their heating and cooling units. Whether an energy recovery ventilator or a heat recovery ventilator, depending on the climate where you build, the balanced ventilation system is an important part of your H VAC system.
A balanced ventilation system replaces the exhaust/supply system by supplying fresh air to bedrooms and living rooms, the most lived in areas, and exhausts air from rooms with more moisture and pollutants (kitchen, bathrooms, laundry rooms). The balanced ventilation system is important to a healthy house.
We’ve often suggested that balanced ventilation systems will be required by code and from what we are seeing, this will happen sooner rather than later. Homes are tighter and stale air is a health hazard. It’s time for these systems to be more widely utilized.
There are basic balanced ventilation systems and more specialized energy recovery ventilators and heat recovery ventilators. You should work with your local heating and cooling contractor to determine the best unit for your climate and your home.
And, wherever and whatever you build, as always, we encourage you to Build Boldly.
Visit us at Goshen Timber Frames for more information or drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or at email@example.com if you’d like to get our new plans and not-too-frequent newsletters.