We can’t live without air. Lots of clean, fresh air, full of life-giving oxygen. Yet many of our homes as well as public, commercial and industrial buildings are built to keep fresh air out. All in the name of energy efficiency.
Even if you don’t live or work in an ultra-efficient home or business, you have probably weather stripped doors and windows, caulked around frames, filled walls and attics with insulation. As a result, you’ve cut your heating and air conditioning costs. Excellent.
But at the same time, you have made it more difficult for fresh air to move into your home or workplace and for stale air to move out. The indoor air quality has deteriorated. Your environment is uncomfortable – and unhealthy.
Health problems are aggravated by the many solvents – from paint, adhesives, furnishings, plastics, cleaning compounds, and carpets and under padding – which are trapped inside your house or workplace.
Allergies and respiratory conditions are aggravated by air borne pollution that includes tobacco smoke, pollen, dust, cat and dog dander, dust mites and combustion byproducts. Indoor pollution levels build and build all winter long – and all summer too, if you have air conditioning.
There is an answer. A way to minimize energy use and at the same time fill your home/workplace with fresh, healthy air. It’s called Lifebreath Heat Recovery Ventilation. Now you can do something about the air you breathe – Turbulent Flow Precipitation, a newly-developed technology, removes close to 100% of airborne particles from your home/workplace, day after day, year after year.
Although you don’t heat your home or workplace all year round, the Clean Air Furnace’s built-in Heat Recovery Ventilator works year-round to provide a constant stream of fresh air to every room and area.
Indoor air quality is more important today than ever before. Most people spend 90 per cent of their time indoors. Exposure to air pollutants can be more than 100 times higher indoors than outdoors. The offenders can take a toll on even the healthiest person.
In the home or workplace, poor air quality is a serious business. It can cause:
- increased absenteeism
- serious illness
From factories to workplace buildings to homes, none are immune to indoor air pollution.
Bridgewater’s two Subways count on Rhyno’s for their service and support.
If you are concerned about dust, asthma, allergies, humidity control, home comfort or other problems relating to stale and polluted air, talk with your Rhyno’s Service Team about indoor air quality (IAQ).
Consider ventilating your business or home and enjoy the benefits of improved air quality and energy recovery. Rhyno’s is pleased to feature HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilators) and other heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems (HVAC/R) from: LifeBreath and Lennox
The Heat Recovery Ventilation system provides a gentle supply of fresh air to the home/workplace without creating drafty areas.
In the cooler weather a properly designed, installed and balanced system expels moisture laden air, which also carries contaminants such as formaldehyde, pet dander, off gases from normal living, and many other volatile organic compounds from the inside, replacing it with equal amounts of clean dry outside air, reheating it as it enters, with the heat saved from the outgoing air. At all times it provides clean fresh air for healthy living.
To those suffering from allergies or asthma, eliminating stale, humid air can provide great relief as there’s no place for the build up of mould spores. In many cases, these spores multiply so rapidly they will form mildew or black mould on window sills and even on cooler corners and ceiling areas.
Moisture and mould spores are not the only irritants flushed from the home. Gases and fibres that are gradually emitted from varnishes, glues, carpets, as well as dust, smoke, odours from kitchen/bath/laundry areas. There is also a great reduction in pollens if fresh air is provided by this system in comparison to using the open window method.
It is important to provide the proper amount of air to do the job properly, as well as to provide fresh or exhausted air to every room in a dwelling or commercial application. It follows that these systems must be properly installed.
Rhyno’s Heating Cooling Ventilation and Refrigeration expertise serves mainland Nova Scotia. We design, deliver, install and maintain your home and business comfort all year long.