Should you run air exchanger all the time?

Should you run air exchanger all the time?

Your air exchanger is most effective when run continuously. As long as it’s on, your exchanger continuously filters out polluted air and brings in the clean stuff. Keep your exchanger operating at low settings constantly, and you won’t have to worry about stale air buildup.

Should you turn off air exchanger in winter?

In winter, set the dehumidistat just low enough to prevent condensation on windows. Do not shut off or unplug your HRV. This can result in high humidity levels, which can lead to mould and mildew growth and unhealthy living conditions.

Do you use an air exchanger in the winter?

So, what can an air exchanger do for you? Air exchangers should be run at all time, summer and winter. Depending on the size of your home, energy-efficient air exchangers can cycle through all the air in your home in just a few hours.

Does an air exchanger improve air quality?

An air exchanger solves the problem of poor indoor air quality in a well-sealed home by bringing fresh air in from the outside so the inside humidity is reduced and the air quality improves.

Should I use my air exchanger in the summer?

The answer depends on your home’s air conditioning system, your ERV wall control, the outdoor temperature and, most importantly, the outdoor relative humidity. As a rule of thumb, if you are more comfortable outside than inside your house, you should run your air exchanger in the summer.

How often should you clean your air exchanger?

How to keep your air exchanger running smoothly. Some of the components on your air exchanger, such as the recovery core, ventilator, drain pan, and exhaust duct, need to be cleaned at least once a year.

When should I use an air exchanger in my house?

During the summer and in warm weather, the air exchanger will remove the outdoor heat and humidity before the filtered air enters the home. Typically, homes in colder climates have a heat recovery ventilator that is designed to retain heat without reducing the humidity.

Do I need a dehumidifier if I have an air exchanger?

The answer is no. Installing an ERV is a great way to ventilate your home, but it’s a poor choice for dehumidifying indoor air. That’s right: An ERV will not help you dehumidify your home.

Should you run your air exchanger in the summer?

What should my humidistat be set at in winter?

When setting the humidity in the winter, I always recommend to set the humidistat to the highest humidity level the home can support (up to 55%). Remember, higher humidity levels are healthier and lower utility bills because they are more comfortable.