What is an Air Exchanger

What is an Air Exchanger?

An air exchanger is a device that improves the air quality in your home. It helps to remove odors, smoke, and pollen particles by mixing suspended particulates with cleaner air and releasing it outside. Air exchangers are affordable, easy to install and operate, economical and reliable. It removes stale and noxious air within your home. It also eliminates harmful gasses such as carbon monoxide from the air. It can be installed in garages, rental properties, homes, and businesses.

Air Exchanger

Air exchangers are commonly installed on roofs to cool hot water, but they can also be installed in basements and other areas where heat buildup causes the temperature of the surrounding area to rise. They work by circulating hot or warm air through filters that remove dust particles and pollutants such as pollen and chemical residue from your indoor environment.

Uses of an Air Exchanger

Air exchangers are used to exchange cool and warm air in between rooms. The air ventilators in a room will get hot and uncomfortable so an air exchanger can be installed to solve these problems. Air exchangers are easy to install and are relatively inexpensive but extremely efficient at what they do. 

It works by taking contaminated air from a building, heating it, and passing it through filter media (usually activated carbon), where the contaminants are adsorbed on the filter media. The air that is left behind is clean and fresh air. Air exchangers work best in applications where large amounts of contaminant exist in the filtered air, such as in ventilation systems or other highly contaminated environments.

How does an Air Exchanger Works?

Ducting system is set up within the walls, which has grilles that distribute both fresh and stale air. Distribution grilles are installed in parts of the house that mostly requires air circulation like bedrooms, shower room, kitchen, and living room. The outside grilles, where the stale air is vented out, are mostly located at the uppermost level of the house.

Basically, an air exchanger sucks and circulates fresh air from the outside and vents out the stale indoor air. To push out the stale air, an exchanger uses a fan and blows it out through the exhaust. On the other hand, fresh air from the outside is absorbed in the intake and pushed to the indoor grilles to supply the inside with fresh air. Below is a diagram that depicts the circulation of air within an air exchanger.

Air Exchanger Air Flow Diagram
Air Flow Diagram of an Air Exchanger

Benefits of Having an Air Exchanger

With a balanced ventilation system, you’ll be able to breathe easier and enjoy the benefits of clean indoor air. The air exchanger is a great way to keep your house clean and free from allergens like dust mites, mold spores, and other microorganisms that can cause health problems if they get into your home.

In addition to being healthier for you and your family’s well-being, balanced ventilation systems are also better for the environment as well as reducing energy bills. Air exchangers also come with some great benefits like they are easy to operate, so you don’t have to worry about learning how everything works before using them. They are portable if needed. There are no electrical connections required (aside from plugs). And last but not the least, they work quietly!

Other benefits of installing an air exchanger include:

  • Optimized Air Ventilation System

By installing the appropriate air exchangers, which depend on factors like the size of your house, all the air that flows within your house can circulate within just a few hours which in turn helps save energy and time.

  • Eliminates Pollutants 

Air exchangers are equipped with filters that trap allergens, debris, dust, and other pollutants from the fresh air absorbed outside. It purifies all the air that flows in your ducts.

  • Improved Indoor Air Quality

The growth of mold due to the increase in humidity can result in a musty odor over time. Air exchangers minimize moisture and condensation on walls, windows, and showers thus stopping the growth of molds. It also ensures that all the air that passes through the filter is particle-free and brings only fresh air.

  • Minimize Health Risks

Since air exchangers are equipped with filters, allergens, dander, and other toxic particles are trapped and isolated and do not stand a chance in circulation within your homes. The air exchanger eventually vents out these pollutants when the stale air is pushed through the exhaust.  

  • Optimize the Efficiency of Heaters and Air Conditioners

Air exchangers help minimize energy consumed in heating, especially during winter. This is because it retrieves the heat present from the stagnant air and passes it on to the fresh air that came from the outdoors. Therefore, it doesn’t require an additional heat source to heat up the air coming from outside.

The installation of an air exchanger is easy. It is also very affordable and can be installed in just a few hours. They are also easy to maintain, so you won’t have to worry about maintaining your home’s heating or cooling system. The price per unit is also quite reasonable, making it one of the more cost-effective options out there when compared with other similar products on the market today!

If you want to improve the air quality of your home, then an air exchanger is the best way to do so. It will not only help you save money by reducing energy costs but also increase the lifespan of your home’s heating and AC unit.

Planning to get an air exchanger for your home? Call Kura Home now! Just dial 888-858-5872 or email us at info@kurahome.com

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