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How ERV Works?

The Technology inside an Energy Recovery Ventilator

An Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) is connected to the duct work of your HVAC system. Equipped with two fans, one fan draws fresh air into the building while the other pushes stale air out. As the two air streams pass through the ERV, the patented heat exchanger transfers both heat and moisture from one air stream to another. In other words, the heat from the exhausted air is transferred to the fresh inbound air.

As outside air enters the ERV, it is also forced through a MERV 12 filter to capture incoming contaminants. After passing through the patented heat exchanger, the warmed or cooled fresh air is distributed through the house through the existing HVAC duct work. This comprises the air filtration system. About 95% of the heat energy from the outbound stale air is transferred to the incoming air flow. This creates incoming air temperature closer to the temperature already inside the home, therefore requiring less energy to condition the new air. This process is why ERVs are less expensive to own and operate.

The UltimateAir RecoupAerator 200DX, is the most energy efficient whole-house fresh air and filtration system. Designed to exchange all the air in your home with healthy, fresh air, efficient ventilation is essential to today's buildings. UltimateAir removes toxins and allergens that would otherwise become trapped in your home all year round. UltimateAir also maintains the desired temperature and humidity. By recapturing indoor heat and moisture, UltimateAir is the most energy efficient ERV!

Why You'll Love owning our Energy Recovery Ventilator

  • Indoor air is fresh, comfortable and healthy
  • Allergy & asthma triggers are removed
  • Room-to-room climates are more consistent
  • Dust less often
  • Helps control pet odors
  • Youll feel better even sleep better
  • Your home will be safer from mold and mildew
  • Pet and cooking odors are cleared quickly
  • Maintenance is easy system even alerts when its time for a filter change
  • The service life of your HVAC system is extended
  • Quiet operation
  • Best product support available