Homes are being more tightly built than ever before to prevent air leakage and promote energy efficiency. High humidity levels can encourage mold growth, and indoor pollutant levels are commonly two to five times higher than outdoors, compromising health.
That's why Zehnder America announced the North American release of the ComfoAir 70 Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) specifically designed for retrofitting apartments and houses.
The ComfoAir 70 ERV system offers a balanced ventilation solution by exhausting stale, moist, or polluted air and constantly exchanging it with fresh, filtered air.
This compact ComfoAir 70 ventilation unit is mounted in the living space of the home on an exterior wall, with no renovation required. Its quiet operation and tidy appearance have made it popular with homeowners and tenants alike in the European market since its release a couple years ago.
The ComfoAir 70 ERV system was designed to boost indoor air quality and increase energy efficiency. In winter, the ERV transfers heat from the exhaust air to the intake air, conserving energy. In summer, excess heat and humidity in the incoming air is transferred to the exhaust air. The installation process for the new ComfoAir 70 is simple with only one penetration through an exterior wall.
“Air quality is always a big issue, especially when living in a town or city,” says Norbert Wesely, North American Product Development Manager for Zehnder America. “There are many fumes and fine particles in the air that can be harmful. The ComfoAir 70 provides an affordable, energy efficient, and simple solution for continuous ventilation.”
The demand for healthy indoor air has grown in recent years, as the link between common health ailments and indoor air quality has become increasingly clear. In particular, many people wish to retrofit their homes with balanced ventilation systems that supplying fresh, filtered air and exhaust odors, particles, pollutants, and excess humidity.
This is especially beneficial because excess humidity can cause mold and mildew growth, which can impact occupant health. The fine filter on the ComfoAir 70 can remove many airborne pollutants and common allergens including dust, pollen, and pet dander.
Despite its simple design, system installation can be customized depending on the layout of the home and its ventilation needs. The ComfoAir 70 exhausts and supplies air directly, or the ERV can connect to the kitchen or bathroom using flexible ductwork manufactured by Zehnder.
The ComfoAir 70 ERV is now in stock. The first systems are being installed in Vancouver, British Columbia in an apartment complex to promote cleaner indoor air.
Read more about ERV/HRV systems.