What will my Cleanaire system do?
Your Cleanaire system is a controlled ventilation system that reduces humidity, pollutants and odours by replacing stale air with fresh warm air. Exhaust air is not only stale and damp but warm. It is this warmth that is used to pre-heat fresh air as it enters your home.
It will take exhaust, stale, polluted, humid air and introduce fresh, dry, warm air. It will transfer heat from stale, damp, exhaust air to preheat fresh incoming air. It will reduce condensation, mould, mildew, etc.
Many older homes were built with high rates of natural air leakage that may have made the homes draughty, and difficult and expensive to heat, but the indoor air quality was provided by the rate of natural leakage.
Since the introduction of the 1992 Building Code, homes have to be energy efficient. The easiest way to achieve energy efficiency is to make the house as leak proof as possible. Older homes that have been "tightened up" by insulating, installing aluminium windows, and other draft reducing measures, have similar problems.
Modern lifestyles, and the need for security cause many homeowners to keep their homes as sealed from outside as possible, thus creating the problems of unhealthy indoor air quality. Overall, the effect of making homes "tighter" is to cause Indoor Air QUALITY problems.
A Cleanaire system can recover up to five times more energy than it costs to operate. This level of efficiency is unmatched by any other domestic appliance. Unlike other condensation control devices, a Cleanaire system performs best when conditions are at their worst. Sunshine, a warm roof space or heating elements, are unnecessary. Your Cleanaire system will ventilate, 24 hours a day, every day.