RecoupAerator® Benefits: Saving Energy
Today, rising energy costs are changing the way we think about our homes. New homes are being built tighter and more energy-efficient. Existing homes are receiving energy-saving retrofits. Unfortunately, tighter homes means polluted air can actually be trapped inside where it can make your family sick.
Adding an air filtration system to your HVAC solution allows homeowners to build even tighter, saving the homeowner energy without making them sick.
The RecoupAerator’s® unique features contribute to the lowest electrical footprint of any whole-house air filtration system. Having the lowest electrical footprint makes RecoupAerator® extremely popular on LEED, Passive House and Zero-Energy projects.
How the RecoupAerator® Saves Energy for Your Home
During typical usage the RecoupAerator® uses 80 to 90 watts on average - less than a single light bulb. In fact, the RecoupAerator® recovers 96% of heat energy – highest in the industry by far.
- Brushless Motors: The RecoupAerator’s® high energy efficiency rating is due in part to the use of two brushless DC Electronically Commutated (EC) variable speed motors. The fact that the motors are brushless means they don’t touch anything as they turn which reduces friction and heat production thereby increasing energy efficiency. EC motors are 40% more efficient than standard induction motors.
- EconoCool: Every 200DX includes the standard EconoCool™ feature which works like a whole-house attic fan bringing in cool night air at night— only better. When the EconoCool switch is “on,” RecoupAerator® brings in cool outside air (when the temperature outside is cooler than inside), filtering the incoming air and saving on A/C costs. When the inside temperature reaches the thermostat set point, the unit restores its energy recovery function, turning away warm, humid air and keeping the cool air indoors. In some regions, EconoCool can greatly reduce or even eliminate the need for air conditioning altogether.
Therefore, unlike simply opening a window, the RecoupAerator® ensures that the air inside your home is filtered, while also saving on energy costs.