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Ventilator System Included as Standard in Every Home Package

The SNAP-N-LOCK™ Panel System creates an extremely tight building envelope - meaning that virtually all wasteful air leaks are eliminated, which results in an extremely energy efficient building with little energy loss. Because of this tight building envelope, an air exchange system becomes the key to obtaining maximum energy efficiency in your home. The RevewAire Ventilator system is so important for energy efficiency that Structall includes the system standard with every home package.

What is the RenewAire Energy Recovery Ventilator, and What does it do?

RenewAire Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) is the technology which completes your HVAC system. The ventilator system:

  • Exhausts pollutants and excess moisture to the outside of the home.
  • Efficiently recovers heat from the exhaust stream during cold weather.
  • Pre-cools and pre-dehumidifies incoming air during hot, muggy weather.
  • Is quiet and compact and may be installed in a basement (or crawl space), mechanical closet, or attic.

How does the unit work?

The key to RenewAire’s extraordinary performance is its renowned static-plate core. Exhaust and outside air streams cross paths in the core, transferring both heat and moisture in the process.
Because moisture is transferred in a gaseous state, no liquid water accumulates, which means that no drain or condensate pan is required! No condensation also means that no defrost mechanism is needed for cold weather operation in most homes. The RenewAire system has had decades of extensive use which proves the reliability of the RenewAire system. A 10-year core warranty is standard.

What are the benefits to the Homeowner?

Now more than ever, the need for whole-house ventilation is becoming clear to the homeowner. The benefits of choosing RenewAire are also clear:

  • Moisture control.
  • Protection from mold & mildew.
  • Elimination of odors from bathrooms, pets and tobacco smoke.
  • Removal of harmful indoor pollutants.
  • Affordability.
  • Year round fresh air flow.
  • Models compatible to any certified energy efficiency heating or cooling equipment.
  • Easy to understand controls.
  • Uncomplicated Installation.
  • Simple, inexpensive maintenance.

The RenewAire Core

Room air loaded with indoor air pollutants is exhausted to the outside; its heating or cooling energy is transferred to the fresh air delivered to the room.

RenewAire efficiently transfers both heat (sensible energy) and water vapor (latent energy), while excluding pollutants...without moving parts

The enthalpic (sensible and latent) energy transfer gives RenewAire a big advantage over most flat-plate exchangers: in winter, RenewAire can recover up to 30% more energy and in summer can reject as much as three times the unwanted outside heat and moisture!

RenewAire’s heat exchange core is manufactured by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation. Developed in 1971 specifically for energy recovery ventilation, this technology has gained worldwide acceptance with literally millions of successful installations. Decades of use have demonstrated that the core operates without loss of operating efficiency, retaining its strong resistance to transfer of pollutants and to biological contamination.

U.S. production of the RenewAire product began in 1983. Since then this durable, frost-resistant technology has provided reliable, trouble-free service for tens of thousands of homes from Maine to California and from Alaska to Puerto Rico.

Years of use have demonstrated that this core operates without loss of operating efficiency over the long term, and retains its strong resistance to transfer of pollutants and to biological contamination. This durable, frost-resistant technology has provided reliable, trouble-free service in thousands of North American RenewAire installations for over a decade.

Why Advanced Ventilation is Required

Today’s homes almost entirely eliminate wasteful air leaks, helping to control energy costs. But the gas pollutants generated indoors are trapped. The health hazards from indoor air pollutants are broadly recognized as one of today’s top environmental hazards.

Poor ventilation may be harmful to your health...Formaldehyde and other Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), cigarette smoke, radon, household cleaners, even perfumes can threaten your health. Or lingering odors may simply be a daily annoyance.

Excess moisture can damage your home...Breathing, showering, cooking-all these generate moisture in your home (about one gallon per person, every day). When that moisture is trapped in your home, the result can be “sweaty windows,” mold, and other moisture damage.

RenewAire provides the required ventilation but costs just pennies a day to operate, thanks to its efficient blowers and recovery of heating and cooling energy from the exhausted air.

What are the Specifications of the Included System?

Structall Building Systems includes the RenewAire Model EV130 standard in every house package. Listed below are the Specifications and Performance results of the EV130. RenewAire is the leader in quality and performance. Compare RenewAire’s quality of fit and finish, fully insulated cabinet, and durable precision metal blower assemblies. Compare RenewAire’s independently certified performance that is superior to aluminum and other plastic plate exchangers.

EV130 (ventilates up to 2700 square feet of living space.)
Ventilation Type: Static Plate, Heat and Humidity Transfer
Typical Airflow Range: 50-140 CFM
ARI 1060 Certified Core: Once L50*
Airflow Rating Points (for ARI): 95 CFM and 71 CFM
Number Motors: Once, 0.07 hp
V
HZ
Phase
Input Watts
FLA
115
60
Single
124 @ .4" esp.
1.1
Control Voltage: 24 VAC
Filters: Cleanable, spun polyester media. 10-1/2" x 10-1/2" x 1"
Weight: 52 lbs. (unit) - 57 lbs. (shipping weight)
Shipping Dimensions: 21" W x 32" L x 15-1/2" H
Options: Percentage Runtime Control, Point of Use Controls, Dehumidistat Control, 24 Hour Timer Control, Wall Caps.
Performance
Airflow CFM
ESP in. H2O
Temp EFF%
Total EFF%
Winter/Summer*
35
71
95
111
118
127
131
140
0.80
0.70
0.60
0.50
0.40
0.30
0.20
0.10

84
80
76
75
74
73
73
72

74/57
70/51
66/45
65/44
64/43
63/42
62/41
61/40

*at ARI 1060 Standard Conditions (See certified data for core components.)

 

   
 
 
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