UltimateAir at the Home Improvement Show
In February, UltimateAir and distributor Energy Wize, participated at the Miami Valley Home World Show in Dayton, Ohio. On site, was Greg Wnek of UltimateAir, Wendell Ott and Roger Humell of Energy Wize.
With Spring approaching, home improvement season is right around the corner. While new additions and kitchen upgrades have traditionally been popular during home improvement season, the Energy Wize and UltimateAir booth saw a stream of visitors looking for something more; that being, a home improvement for quality of life. Simply put, this home improvement strategy boils down to lowering your home's energy use and improving it’s indoor air quality by providing Whole-House Ventilation.
Energy Wize offers energy audits that gather data from using a thermal imaging camera and a blower door test to pinpoint areas that may need to be sealed or insulated. Depending on the report and actions followed, it is often recommended that a Whole-House Ventilation System be put in place through using an Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) made by UltimateAir. This allows fresh air from the outdoors into your home's supply ducts while expelling the stuffy, stagnant air outside. At the same time, the ERV retains the heat and energy from the outgoing air stream; a concept in greater need once insulation steps are taken. A door opening or keeping a few windows open is often times not enough fresh air for people. Many have said Whole-House Ventilation is like "always having your windows open." However, instead of having unconditioned or un-filtered air blowing in, the incoming air goes through a filter capturing particulates 1.8 microns or larger, a feature that by itself has been popular among allergy and asthma sufferers.
Nonetheless, the show saw attendees that are now more than ever looking for an improvement strategy that gears toward lowering utility bills and improving health as indoor air quality continues to be a major health risk, one in which is well documented by the EPA. UltimateAir's ERV is one a few products Energy Wize carries, and they do so because of its energy efficiency and local manufacturing base. Recently, homeowners are realizing at the end of the day that time is truly their only asset. Steps taken to spend money on items other than their utility bill has this home improvement strategy becoming popular. Along with this, the improved health benefits allow the time spent together between loved ones to be an enjoyable experience, an asset that by itself is immeasurable.