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Fresh air is a critical factor to your health, and your home's ventilation must be properly balanced between the needs of retaining conditioned air and having fresh air drawn in.
What You Need to Do
Step 1Engage HVAC specialist to set your home's air circulation to 0.35 Air Changes per Hour ("ACH"). This can be done with bath fans or with a dedicated system; either a Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) or an Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV).
Step 2Be sure to seal the house to approximately the energy performance profile outlined below.
Energy Star (.35 ACH)
If I complete this measure, can I track my savings over time?If you mark an item on your plan as completed, we will track your estimated energy use and savings over time. We can use this to find additional savings options.
How can energy upgrades improve the comfort and health of my home?No matter how efficient your heating and cooling equipment is, if your home is not properly sealed and insulated, you may not be as comfortable as you could be, and your heating and cooling systems will have to work harder. Additionally, if you have leaky or poorly insulated ductwork, your home might have humidity problems, excessive dust, or rooms that are never quite comfortable. Improving the building shell and sealing ducts can generally improve your home.