February 20, 2005

Indoor Air Quality  Something Worth Protecting!

ICF Showcase homes are designed to provide better indoor air quality. This can make a real difference to your comfort and well-being.
Current construction techniques mean that homes are more air tight. Air quality can suffer without a proper ventilation system. Heat recovery ventilators (HRVs) offer a reliable and energy-efficient solution to indoor air quality.

The HRV systems in ICF Showcase Homes do two important things.

  • They continuously remove stale indoor air from kitchen and bathroom areas
  • They replace stale air with fresh, filtered outdoor air that is circulated to every room in the home.

Simple wall-mounted controls let you determine the level of ventilation, as easily as setting the temperature in your home.

Ventilation + Moisture Control = A Healthier Home

An HRV system consists of an advanced heat recovery unit that salvages heat from exhaust air and uses this energy to pre-heat incoming fresh air. The result is fresh air and lower heating bills.

The whole-house ventilation provided by an HRV also helps prevent moisture build-up that can cause mould growth  a common trigger for allergies and asthma.

And because all the fresh air coming into your home passes through the ventilation system, it's easy to filter out dust, pollen and other airborne pollutants that can cause health problems for you and your family.