The UltimateAir® News

Why Indoor Air Quality Is So Important

Posted on Tue, Nov 20, 2018

When we think about pollutants, we often think about those found outside whether in the air, the ground, or in waterways. Indoor air quality, though, is just as vital to our everyday lives and health, and the pollutants found inside should concern us just as much, if not more.

Let’s take a look at some information on indoor air quality standards, classifications, and more to highlight what families need to know about their indoor air quality and why utilizing a fresh air ventilation system is key.

The Value of a Fresh Air Exchange System

Breathing quality indoor air is critical for good health. Most Americans spend a significant amount of time indoors—either in the home, office or other types of buildings—where gases, chemicals and other pollutants can cause headaches, eye irritation, allergies and fatigue. Serious pollutants can cause certain types of cancers and other long-term health complications.

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Tags: Indoor Air Pollutants, Indoor Air Pollution, Common Indoor Air Pollutants

How to Utilize an UltimateAir System in Your Solar Decathlon Design

Posted on Thu, Nov 01, 2018

Did you know that a variety of past winners and contestants of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon have used our systems in their winning design?

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Get the Fresh Air Ventilation System That Meets ASHRAE Indoor Air Quality Standards

Posted on Thu, Oct 04, 2018

At UltimateAir, we’re dedicated to providing our customers with the best in ventilation systems, ensuring the air in their homes or places of business is clean, fresh, and allergen free. And whether you’re installing one of our energy recovery ventilation systems in your residence or workplace, you’ll be glad to know that our units are compliant with ASHRAE standards.

Let’s take a moment to look at some key details about ASHRAE, including what the association oversees, what their standards denote, how equipment fulfills ASHRAE ventilation requirements, and more.

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Remember to CLEAN YOUR FILTERS!

Posted on Mon, Feb 12, 2018

No matter who manufactured your ERV system…it is imperative to remember to clean or replace your filters. If you have an UltimateAir ERV, you should wash your filters every 3-6 months and replace them every 2-3 years depending on the amount of “fraying” that might be taking place. Replacement filters can be ordered directly from UltimateAir; give us a call and we will process this order for you.

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UltimateAir Exhibits at NY Passive House 2017

Posted on Wed, Jul 05, 2017

This past June 16th; The UltimateAir team had the pleasure to exhibit at New York Passive House’s annual conference. This was our first year with a booth and I can say that we were greatly appreciative of all the passionate industry advocates and professionals who turned out. In case you have been living under a Passive House rock – New York city has been one municipality who is leading the charge. The cities commitment to low energy buildings is both frugal as well as environmental. A combination of government officials, building experts, architects, engineers, and industry advocates all arrived for the 1-day event and were greeted with some fantastic educational sessions. Our very own Jason Morosko was asked to present on a panel outlining different ventilation strategies utilized in Passive House projects.

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Prestigious award for a groundbreaking program!

Posted on Fri, Sep 16, 2016

It hasn't been long since UltimateAir decided to sponsor and aid in the growth of a Passive House development program focused on state housing authorities. The entire program has been spearheaded by Tim McDonald, President of Onion Flats, who is directly responsible for the recent success. We couldn't be more excited to hear that the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Authority is being recognized but such a prestigious organization.

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NYC, DENVER, & WASHINGTON DC: UltimateAir Hits the Road

Posted on Tue, Jul 19, 2016

June and July have been very exciting months at UltimateAir. Mainly filled with conferences, expos, forums, and speaking. In early June I had the opportunity to attend the NAPHN (North American Passive House Network) Conference in New York City. 

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Tags: ERV, Passive House, Blog, EESI, NAPHN, PHIUS

UltimateAir Engineering: So many ideas, So little time!

Posted on Mon, May 09, 2016

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.

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Tags: ERV, Recovery Ventilator, Innovation, Engineering

Building Energy 2016 Expo and Conference

Posted on Mon, Mar 21, 2016

UltimateAir had the pleasure to exhibit for another year at NESEA’s annual Building Energy 16 conference in Boston, MA. This is truly one of our favorite events to attend and exhibit. Building Energy 16 focuses on bringing together the forefront of sustainable building practitioners and featured a number of excellent projects, technologies, and trade professionals.

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Tags: ERV, NESEA, Building Energy Conference, Passive House, Passive House Design, Ventilation, xEXPO

Passive House Multi-Family 2015 (Weinberg Commons)

Posted on Thu, Jan 14, 2016

Last November UltimateAir was very excited to see the completion of one of the most exciting projects of 2015. Our friends at ZAVOS Architecture & Design finished their Passive House project named the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Commons.

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Tags: ERV, Passive House, passivhaus, Weinberg Commons, Multi Family