The UltimateAir® News

ERV vs. HRV

Posted on Tue, Jan 08, 2019

Energy Recovery Ventilation or Heat Recovery Ventilation?

There is quite a bit of debate out there as to where ERVs should be used and where HRVs should be used. For those of you who do not know, HRVs, or heat recovery ventilators, like ERVs, are ventilation systems that transfer heat. However, unlike ERVs, heat recovery systems do not transfer moisture. This aspect significantly reduces HRVs capabilities in comparison to ERVs, making energy recovery units the more logical choice.

We see a lot of maps claiming that ERVs should be used in the humid South to reduce incoming moisture, while HRVs should be used in the colder North. However, these maps are inconsistent (for example, some suggest HRVs should be used in the arid Southwest). Moreover, they are wrong; ERVs can and should be used everywhere. As our graphic playfully shows above, we believe HRVs are suited for the Bermuda Triangle.

Read More

Tags: energy efficient, indoor air quality, Air Ventilation System, Home, ERV, HRV, ERV or HRV

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. 

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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

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.

Read More

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

Customer Thank You, UltimateAir RecoupAerator November 2013

Posted on Wed, Nov 27, 2013

Customer Thank You, UltimateAir RecoupAerator November 2013.

Read More

Tags: Air Ventilation System, recoupaerator, Mold, ERV, iaq

8th Annual North American Passive House Conference & Expo

Posted on Tue, Oct 29, 2013

The UltimateAir team was very excited about attending the 8th annual PHIUS conference and expo. From the 16th through 19th of October, the frontrunners of the United States Passive House industry convened on Pittsburgh to share their knowledge, ideas, and desires for growth. Overall, the wealth of knowledge that is transferred at these yearly conferences is imperative to continued development of Passive House construction in the North American market.

Read More

Tags: Passive House, recoupaerator, ERV, UltimateAir., Ventilation

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)

Read More

Tags: ERV, Passive House, Recovery Ventilator, Ventilation

New York Passive House

Posted on Mon, Mar 18, 2013

UltimateAir Inc. has officially become a sponsor of the New York Passive House organization. Informational communities such as these are imperative to furthering the continued growth of passive house construction techniques in The United States. The team at UltimateAir is always searching for these types of partnerships to supply quality information about Energy Recovery Ventilators and the benefits they supply to high efficiency building techniques. New York Passive House provides a plethora of passive house manufacturers and professionals who can aid customers in their search for healthy, comfortable, and energy efficient homes. As stated on their website “NYPH facilitates the exchange of information practitioners of the Passive House building standard – striving to give NYPH members and the New York public access to the most useful tools toward making the best possible buildings.” Sounds pretty good to us! Make sure to check our NYPH to not only view information about UltimateAir, but also many of their partners who offer only the highest grade of products.

Read More

Tags: Passive House, ERV, NYPH, Energy Recovery Ventilator