Energy recovery technology is the cost effective solution to healthier indoor environments

Posted 14 December, 2019 — Technical Notes

What we know about indoor environments

  • Indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air. Learn More.
  • Low outdoor air ventilation rates result in health risks to building occupants
  • A primary cause of indoor moisture problems is moisture laden outdoor air entering the building
  • Conditioning the outdoor air can represent 40% of an HVAC system’s capacity!

What We Know About Building Ventilation

  • Higher outdoor air rates not only improve occupant health, but also increase productivity – more is better!
  • Outdoor air reduces indoor air pollution improving indoor air quality (IAQ)
  • Energy Recovery Wheels allow users to increase ventilation rates while minimizing the energy required conditioning that air!

How Energy Recovery Wheels Work

Airxchange® energy recovery wheels rotate between the incoming outdoor airstream and the building exhaust airstream. As the wheel rotates, it transfers a percentage of the heat and moisture differential from one airstream to the other. Consequently, the outdoor air is ‘pre-conditioned’ significantly reducing the capacity and energy needed from the mechanical HVAC system.

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Why Airxchange® Energy Recovery Wheels

  • Patented wheel technology that reduces energy requirements for conditioning outdoor air by 70%
  • Removal of moisture from outdoor air in the summer and addition of moisture in the winter to help keep buildings in the ideal humidity range
  • Energy recovery ventilation provides performance efficiencies unmatched by any other technology in the industry
  • All the health and productivity benefits of outdoor air ventilation without the drawbacks of excessive energy consumption and moisture problems