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UltimateAir Engineering: So many ideas, So little time!

Posted on Mon, May 09, 2016

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Designing innovative products is the backbone of engineering in the high efficiency industry. Great idea’s do not begin with a market strategy – they begin with a team of professionals who formulate a desire of invention and a drive to discover. Nuts, bolts, wires, and fuses do nothing when thrown in a box; but they can accomplish endless possibilities when combined with the human mind.

I can insure you that the process of innovation at UltimateAir is not clean or streamlined. There is no group of engineers in white lab coats. There is no team of marketing professionals creating ads. There is no accounting department tracking each added cost. We are a TEAM and every person here gets their hands dirty in one fashion or the other. We work together, and in unison we bring you the most efficient ventilation products in North America. Thomas Edison once said “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” This is a philosophy that we take to heart and we choose to chase every opportunity. Not for the end goal of profits but rather for the progress of innovation in our industry.

As we move forward with the manufacturing of our new ER80M ERV unit, I encourage you to give us a call. Talk to us about potential applications or let us know what ideas you have for the future. We would love to hear about your next Passive House, Tiny House, LEED construction, Living Building Challenge, Super insulated construction, or any other form of energy efficiency you believe in.

We look forward to working with you.

 

Luke Langhals

Director of Business Development

UltimateAir Inc.

Tags: ERV, Recovery Ventilator, Innovation, Engineering

R&D at a Small United States Manufacturer

Posted on Wed, Oct 28, 2015

 

 

Being a relatively small specialty product manufacturer can often put restraints on an engineering staff’s ability to design, build, and ultimately manufacture new technologies. However, UltimateAir has never let these restraints hinder our drive to constantly invent groundbreaking equipment. Over our 20 year history we have proven time and again that small manufacturing is very much alive in North America! In 2014-2015 our engineering team, lead by ventilation expert Jason Morosko, has designed and prototyped 2 different innovative systems. We have exhausted resources and stretched thin budgets in order to constantly reach our goal of offering more efficient options to the high performance building market.

ER80M:

The ER80M Energy Recovery Ventilation system, like most technologies, was first derived in the often crazed heads of our engineering team. The required push to prototype stage came about when UltimateAir was nudged by a United States design/build firm who desperately requested this type of technology. The main idea was to build a highly efficient ERV system which could be affordable, small in size, and easily serviced – three attributes which rarely coincide with one another. The UltimateAir ER80M was finally prototyped in the early summer of this year. We are excited to reach full production in 2016 and ultimately offer the multifamily inspired product alongside our long running 200DX and 2000DX ERV lines.

Conditioning ERV:

As you can probably imagine; anything nicked named the “Magic Box” would present a number of design obstacles for the most steadfast of engineering teams. However, this does not prevent our staff from proceeding full heartedly with this idea. The Conditioning ERV unit, currently heading towards prototype/testing phase, was again industry driven and requested by a number of high performance builders in the United States. The idea behind this technology is to provide an “all in one” system which can actively heat, dehumidify, and ventilate a super insulated structure. By pairing a number of our current technologies alongside a hodgepodge of super efficient products, our engineering staff (with the help of many others!) is nearing a full prototype of our Conditioning ERV.

Overall, these new units will most likely neither make us rich nor famous; but that is never why we got into this business anyway….We look forward to bringing you new products and continuing our work as a United States high efficiency product manufacturer.

Shout Out:

A big thank you to all our partners in the High Performance building segment who continue to support UltimateAir’s efforts. Without your constant diligence in suggesting these types of products, we would never have the motivation to continue our work here. As I like to say at trade shows “UltimateAir’s staff is full of 90% activists and 10% businessmen” – we will not stop pursuing the dream of a more efficient United States and will continue to pioneer new technologies whenever humanly possible.

I urge you to continue your support of US manufacturers who function within the energy efficient construction segment. It is not a trouble-free existence operating in this small niche environment but I believe our efforts will continue to bring about the change our world desperately is searching for. To all of our customers past, present, and future; please continue to design, build, and engineer the types of innovative projects which have already paved our way to a more efficient tomorrow.

Thank You,

Luke Langhals

UltimateAir Inc.

Director of Business Development

LLanghals@UltimateAir.com

 

 

Tags: ERV, Energy Recovery Ventilator, Ventilation, Recovery Ventilator, Research and Development

Passive House Ventilation Webinar

Posted on Wed, Jul 17, 2013

On Thursday August 1st there will be an online webinar presentation put on by Dayton’s Passive House Alliance. UltimateAir’s very own Jason Morosko will be the panelist. The presentation will allow viewers to garner knowledge regarding the impact of air changes, cost of ventilation, and installation methods. We encourage any past and future UltimateAir customers to attend the online session through the following link (http://www.phaus.org/community-resources/national-events-calendar/national-events-calendar)

Passive House construction techniques have proven to reduce home heating and cooling demands by 90%. By using super insulated building techniques, planned window orientation, and energy recovery ventilation (of course!) buildings can adhere to the world's strictest and most effective building code. Any builder, architect, contractor, or homeowner wishing for more information should take advantage of this online webinar opportunity.

 

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Tags: ERV, Passive House, Ventilation, Recovery Ventilator