A healthy home needs enough fresh air to fill the house 8 times each day. Sealing and insulating your home saves energy by keeping your warmed or cooled air in where it is needed, but a sealed house without proper ventilation would be unhealthy.
Properly ventilating your home is a vital part of any energy improvement plan. Ventilation will improve air quality by removing allergens, pollutants and moisture, but a well planned ventilation system will do that while conserving energy. EDGE Energy offers the following ventilation systems and home humidity improvements:
Air exchangers bring air into the home (into the duct return) while simultaneously blowing air out . The two most common systems are:
These systems transfer heat from exhaust air to incoming air during the heating season, and vice versa during the cooling season.
These systems transfer heat AND moisture from exhaust air to incoming air in winter, and vice versa in summer. This provides greater comfort by adding moisture to incoming air during the drier winter season, and removing moisture during the humid summer season.
Exhaust fans in bathrooms and kitchens are essential for removing excessive moisture from the home and preventing mold and mildew. New Energy Star-rated exhaust fans are now available.
Radon ventilation in basements funnel radon gas out of the house preventing dangerous buildups. Fans in crawlspaces ventilate those areas to help keep them dry and prevent mold and mildew.
We can install humidifiers on existing HVAC systems or include them with new systems. Edge Energy can also recommend stand-alone humidifiers.
Ventilation is an important part of a healthy home and humidity can increase comfort in dry, winter months. Our energy audit will determine, among other things, how much fresh air enters your home. Using this information and taking into account your home energy efficiency needs, we can recommend the ventilation system that will work best for you. Contact us today for ventilation systems and home humidity advice.
EDGE Energy is a highly-regarded Residential, Commercial, and Government renewable energy systems installer and “green” building contractor which is licensed, insured, and bonded in all counties of VA, DC, and MD. We design and install custom solutions for energy efficiency and renewable energy systems with pride and with proven track records. Our special focus is completing projects which decrease utility bills and energy consumption by 25% to well over 100% – even creating homes that are “net-positive.” An Energy Audit is the first step to your energy efficient home!
Visit our project maps page to learn about homeowners in your neighborhood that have worked with EDGE in the past. Remember, EDGE Energy works with HOA’s, civic groups, trade organizations, office pools, or just simply any GROUP of organized homeowners interested in completing blocks of energy audits AND retrofit services like weatherization, duct-sealing, or air-sealing, and attic insulation. Many special pricing offers have been extended in the past due to the hard work of various “Neighborhood Champions” – those who have dedicated extra time to organizing group meetings, gathering email distribution lists, and assisting with scheduling.
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To achieve Passivhaus certification, the homes have to achieve a minimum air tightness level of 0.60 ACH 50, which is five times “tighter” than the 3.0 ACH 50 required of new Maryland code-built houses. In this image, Robert Champ of...
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