What is a Home Fresh Air System?

Most new build homes have these systems installed and connected to the homes internal HVAC ducting systems. Buyers should be made aware of the many benefits that are provided by these systems.

A home fresh air system is designed to improve indoor air quality by ventilating and circulating fresh outdoor air into your home while simultaneously expelling stale indoor air. These systems aim to provide a constant supply of clean air, reducing the buildup of pollutants, allergens, and moisture that can accumulate indoors.

There are various types of home fresh air systems:

  1. Ventilation Systems: These systems bring outdoor air inside while exhausting indoor air. They can be simple, like exhaust fans in bathrooms and kitchens, or more complex, like whole-house ventilation systems that use fans and ducts to distribute fresh air throughout the entire home.
  2. Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRVs): HRVs are more advanced ventilation systems that transfer heat between the incoming fresh air and the outgoing stale air. They help maintain a comfortable indoor temperature while exchanging air.
  3. Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs): Similar to HRVs, ERVs transfer both heat and moisture between incoming and outgoing air, helping to control humidity levels in addition to temperature.
  4. Air Purification Systems: These systems are dedicated to cleaning and purifying the air indoors. They use filters, UV lights, or other technologies to remove contaminants, such as dust, pollen, mold spores, and even some bacteria or viruses.
  5. Smart Ventilation Systems: These systems use sensors to monitor indoor air quality and adjust ventilation accordingly. They can increase or decrease airflow rates based on factors like humidity, CO2 levels, or the presence of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Installing a home fresh air system can significantly enhance the quality of indoor air, promoting better health, reducing the risk of respiratory issues, and creating a more comfortable living environment.