Little Ventilation

Project Purpose: To evaluate smaller HRV for smaller homes.
Project Abstract: Indoor air quality is an important factor in the health of home occupants. The current methods of providing fresh air to the space while exhausting stale air have highly variable results. This variability is often due to user interaction with ventilation systems and lack of education about the systems. Ventilation systems that deliver too much cold air, use excess energy, and over-dry a house tend to get shut off. CCHRC will look at alternative IAQ systems for smaller homes in an effort to lower the barriers of installation costs and higher energy costs, as well as occupant discomfort. In this study CCHRC will evaluate alternative IAQ systems designed for smaller homes on the following metrics: 1. How do the installation costs compare to exhaust only ventilation and typical HRVs? 2. How do the operation and maintenance requirements differ from exhaust only and HRV systems? 3. Do they work at cold temperature with a high moisture load? 4. Can the alternative IAQ systems maintain good indoor air quality?
Project Keywords: Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV); Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV); Indoor Air Quality (IAQ); Ventilation;
Project Site / Location: Fairbanks, AK
Project Start: Oct 24, 2018
Project End: Jun 01, 2019
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Data Set NamePeriod
LV five minute   Nov 02, 2018 - Apr 01, 2019  
LV hour   Nov 02, 2018 - Apr 01, 2019  
LV one min   Nov 02, 2018 - Apr 01, 2019  
LV min backup   Nov 02, 2018 - Apr 01, 2019  
Twin five min   Oct 31, 2018 - Apr 14, 2019  
Twin hour   Oct 31, 2018 - Apr 14, 2019  
Twin one min   Oct 31, 2018 - Apr 14, 2019