Fresh Air Ventilation
Newer homes are built to not allow much air from the outside into the house, creating a very tight envelope. Having a tight home is great for energy efficiency, but a balance must be achieved so that the correct amount of the air in the home is mixed with air from the outside.
If this balance is not achieved, unhealthy fumes from the stove, bathroom humidity and toxins used in household products get trapped inside the house and can create an unhealthy environment. Elite Heating and Air Conditioning uses an automated damper system within the ductwork to achieve this balance.
This damper is controlled by a timer so that the correct amount of fresh air is circulated into the home and can be monitored. A temperature and humidity detector is also used which will not allow the fresh air to enter the home when it is extremely hot or humid outside. Time and temperature monitors are pre-set by the technician so you should not have to worry about doing anything after your system is installed. Not all air conditioning and heating companies take fresh air ventilation seriously, but to do the job right it is an important component. Elite Heating and Air Conditioning wants to make sure that your family breathes fresh air.
Right-Sizing & Load Calculations
Every year energy codes become more stringent and homes become better insulated and less air is allowed into the home from the exterior.
Load Calculations, also known as the “manual J” program, are done on every house Elite A/C installs. In some cases, using old rules of thumb instead of the manual J program can even leave you with mold growth and extremely high humidity.
Correctly sizing the system with the Manual J load calculation program is a must to ensuring that the system will run long enough to remove humidity and make your home efficient and comfortable.