Living in an section with weather extremes adds up to high energy bills, but in my home, every one of us rely heavily on the heating system & the air conditioner, then there is seldom mild enough weather to go without either heating or cooling.
I look forward to those rare occasions when I can open the windows & air out the rooms with a fresh breeze, for the majority of the year, I’m worried with energy waste.
I’ve taken all sorts of precautions to prevent the heated or cooled air from leaking outside. I really don’t want to allow the outside air to get inside. I’ve enrolled in a professional repair plan to ensure the heating system & air conditioner continue to operate at peak efficiency. I invest in professional duct inspection & services every five years & update air filters every month. I’ve installed brand new, Energy Star rated windows & added caulk, weatherstripping & extra insulation everywhere possible. The result is a truly tightly sealed lake new home with minimal energy wasteâ€¦ Unfortunately, my efforts have also eliminated natural ventilation, however without usual ventilation there’s all sorts of concerns with air quality, but humidity & contaminants become trapped inside, leading to health problems, plus, the air suddenly starts to aroma musty. I’ve resolved these concerns by installing a heat reusey ventilation system. The ventilator incorporated into the heating/cooling system but operates independently. It runs 2/7 all year long, bringing in fresh air without energy losses, and not only does the ventilator greatly improve the air quality of the home, but it also helps with comfort & heating/cooling costs. In the summer, it combats excessive humidity. In the Wintertide it takes fortune of the stale outgoing air to preheat the incoming air.