Ventilation for Designing Better Buildings

New Clip System for Easier Zehnder HRV/ERV Installation

Posted by Zehnder America

Jun 13, 2017 1:32:41 PM

Zehnder America is proud to introduce a new bayonet clip system for the ComfoAir-series heat and energy recovery ventilators. This Twist and Click system was introduced to streamline the installation process in single and multi-family homes with the ComfoTube and ComfoFlex ventilation tubing. 

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Why High End Homes Need To Think Ventilation First

Posted by Shawna Henderson.

May 25, 2017 1:52:23 PM

Ventilation is part of a strategy to maintain a high quality indoor living environment. Your high end home should be adding to your quality of life, not increasing your chances of poor health. There are three elements to a good indoor air quality strategy: ventilate, eliminate and filtrate. A top quality ventilation unit, like a Zehnder HRV or ERV can take care of two of the elements: ventilation and filtration.

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Topics: Ventilation Strategies

Avoid Spring Allergies

Posted by Shawna Henderson.

May 16, 2017 12:05:10 PM

Spring is a great release for us humans after a long, hard winter. The bad news is it’s also a great release for allergens. The combination of warmer temperatures and increasing humidity that causes trees and plants to unfurl leaves, flowers and catkins and all their pollen also lead to increase growth in two other major allergens: dust mites and mold.

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Topics: Allergies

7 Strategies to Keep In Mind When Building a Green Home

Posted by Sarah Lozanova

May 3, 2017 12:37:01 PM


Many homeowners are looking for ways to live more sustainably. Green homes provide a solution to many of environmental challenges by saving energy, reducing water consumption, and protecting human health. When properly constructed they can save money, enhance comfort, and promote health by avoiding exposure to toxins and contaminants.

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Topics: Greenbuild

How Absolute & Relative Humidity Affect Your House

Posted by Shawna Henderson.

Apr 26, 2017 9:07:51 AM

Humidity is a big deal when it comes to a healthy indoor environment. Seasonal changes in humidity can be the cause of high or low indoor humidity levels.

When indoor humidity is high, you can end up with health problems related to respiratory infections, asthma and allergies, and the house can have mold growth problems that can even lead to structural damage. When indoor humidity is low, you can end up with a different set of health problems related to increased exposure to bacteria and viruses. The structure of a house doesn’t suffer much from low humidity levels, but wood floors and other natural materials can shrink and crack as they dry out. Obviously, neither situation is ideal.

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Topics: Humidity

Why Commissioning Matters

Posted by Sarah Lozanova

Apr 25, 2017 10:28:08 AM

Many homeowners are looking for ways to improve indoor health, promote home comfort, and avoid allergy and asthma triggers with clean indoor air. Zehnder heat recovery ventilators (HRVs) and energy recovery ventilators (ERVs) promote healthy home air by exhausting pollutants and excess moisture while supplying fresh, filtered air.Properly commissioning an HRV or ERV is essential for optimum system operation.

In fact, improperly installed or commissioned ventilation systems are significantly less effective in improving home air quality. Imbalanced systems can decrease the efficiency of an HRV from around 90 percent to around 60 percent, resulting in four times more energy loss. Commissioning a Zehnder system with a trained professional can promote the life of the system and reduce operating costs for years to come!Why Commission a Zehnder HRV?

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Topics: Commissioning

Futuro Construction: Meeting the Demand for Indoor Air Quality With Zehnder Systems

Posted by Sarah Lozanova

Apr 7, 2017 11:26:06 AM

Several years ago, the team at Futuro Construction was wondering why clients were choosing to build high-performance homes. Was the primary reason to protect the environment by saving energy and using non-toxic products? Did homeowners want durable homes that require little maintenance and have low energy bills, saving money over time? Were they seeking healthier homes with cleaner indoor air?

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Topics: IAQ

Meeting Demand for High-Performance Homes

Posted by Sarah Lozanova

Mar 31, 2017 3:12:57 PM

High-performance, super-energy efficient homes are becoming more and more popular throughout North America. As demand from your customers grows, is your team equipped to meet the challenge?

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The Heights: Canada’s Largest Passive House Project under Construction in Vancouver

Posted by Sarah Lozanova

Mar 27, 2017 8:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: Passive House

Mold & Dust Mites: How Your Basement Impacts Home Air Quality

Posted by Sarah Lozanova

Mar 24, 2017 9:05:00 AM

Did you know that many of the indoor air quality issues in a home originate in the crawl space or basement? Unfortunately, basement air is frequently the most compromised air in the house, and contaminants commonly spread to the first floor.

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Topics: IAQ