Contractors appreciate the ease of installing a RecoupAerator® compared to other Energy Recovery Ventilators because the RecoupAerator® is as close to "plug and play" as you can find in a whole-house ERV.
The UltimateAir RecoupAerator® is typically installed by qualified HVAC contractors using conventional ductwork, tools and materials. Because of complex considerations such as airflow dynamics and condensation issues, it is often best for a contractor or builder to execute the entire installation. If the recommended basement space is unavailable, the RecoupAerator® is fully insulated and can be installed in attics as well as crawl spaces. We recommend installing the unit in an accessible location for cleaning and routine maintenance.
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Ductwork Installation of the RecoupAerator® Air Filtration System + Energy Recovery
Fresh air from the RecoupAerator® can be distributed throughout a house using existing ductwork or a dedicated duct system depending on space and type of building construction. The more rooms to which ductwork is run, the more effective the air delivery. Registers in the kitchen, bath, laundry room, and other high contamination areas, should be used for the exhaust. Fresh air should be brought into living areas, den, and bedrooms. A good installation will feature fresh air supply vents in these locations. As a general note, fresh air is supplied at floor level, and stale air is removed as close to the ceiling as possible.
Self-balancing air flow eliminates mechanical tuning by the installer, ensuring perfect air flow from the day it is installed. Self-balancing air flow compensates for air drag caused by off-center duct placement or the use of higher resistance flexible ducting.