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How to choose an air ventilation filtration system

Posted on Mon, May 16, 2011

clean home airKeeping the air in your home clean starts with preventative steps such as proper ventilation. According to the American Lung Association, quality ventilation and air filtration inside your home are at the top of the list of proactive measures to protect your health.

To ensure a clean, healthy and comfortable indoor home environment you want to be able to exhaust contaminants generated in the home, and replace these with fresh filtered outside air on a continuous basis.  You want a high performance, balanced ventilation system.

With so many systems to choose from, it may seem overwhelming to decide which one will be best for you, but there are some important criteria to consider if you want clean home air – a high quality filter, a high energy transfer rating, the moisture transfer efficiency, the cost of ownership, and the ease of installation.

The first thing to consider when choosing your ventilation/filtration system is how well the unit can filter contaminants. A high-quality filter will reduce or eliminate dust particles and airborne contaminants to levels that no longer threaten your health. UltimateAir® offers an effective filtration system, but don’t just take our word for it, consider also what the industry has to say.

The Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, or MERV rating is a recognizable and respected standard to measure the performance of large whole-house air purifiers. MERV ratings range from 1 to 16. The higher the rating, the fewer harmful airborne contaminants and dust particles can pass through the filter. MERV ratings measure filtration of pollutants such as dander, tobacco smoke, dust, viruses, wood, bacteria and pollen.

UltimateAir®’s RecoupAerator® scores a 12 on the MERV rating scale, stopping all particles in the 1.8 and above micron range and ranking as superior for residential air quality control.

The second consideration should be the energy transfer rating, or the percentage of outbound energy transferred to inbound air. The UltimateAir® RecoupAerator® has the highest energy transfer rating on the market – keeping that energy (heating or cooling) – which you paid for – in the home, where you want it, while supplying you with fresh outside air.

Next, consider moisture transfer efficiency, another important criterion that looks at how effectively the system manages moisture. It’s important to install a ventilation/filtration product that transfers heat, and moisture. The UltimateAir® RecoupAerator® leads the industry with 95% heat transfer efficiency and up to 69% of the moisture. This means that most of the energy (heat and moisture) you paid for is transferred from the air being exhausted back to the incoming fresh air stream.

Cost of ownership is also an important factor in choosing your ventilation/filtration system. You want something that will reduce or eliminate toxins in your home without costing you significantly. The UltimateAir® RecoupAerator® solution offers the lowest cost-of-ownership when compared to other systems and brands.

Lastly, consider the ease of installation and services required for your ventilation and air filtration system. You want clean home air to be something that happens behind the scenes, automatically and with minimal interruptions to your life. 

UltimateAir®’s solution is quiet, unobtrusive and easy to install, requiring minimal maintenance. Filters are easy to remove by following our free guidelines and only need to be replaced about every 12 -18 months.

Find your ventilation/filtration approach today, and help defend against harmful toxins in your home.

Topics: Clean Home Air