Everyone is talking about “going green” these days, but the new energy technologies in development will not be available or affordable for the average homeowner anytime in the near future. As we wait for alternative energy sources to come to market, our best defense against the current energy crises is to conserve our resources by making our homes as efficient as possible. More and more contractors are offering affordable energy saving solutions that can be implemented immediately, using traditional, proven methods in combination with the newest technologies on the market today. Further cost savings can be realized with utility company and tax rebates.
Air Exchange Systems
The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineering recommends that homes receive (.35) air changes per hour, but not less than (15) cubic feet per minute per person. With the increased efficiency of today’s insluation, windows & doors, homes today can become too “tight” and not allow enough air exchnage for a healthy environment. Air exchange systems remove stale indoor air and replace it with fresh, clean air from outdoors and help prevent harmful exposure to dangerous fumes and gases. They also eliminate humidity build-up that can cause mold, mildew and damage to your home, and increase your home’s heating/cooling system efficiency as well.