Bryant Ventilator pref ERVXXLHB lgHave you ever thought about the V in HVAC? The V stands for ventilation. Poor ventilation can reduce the efficiency of your heating and cooling system and can have negative impacts on your indoor air quality. Newer constructions are more "air-tight" than older buildings and while this is good from an energy efficiency standpoint, it can be a challenge to get enough fresh air into your home or building. In the most minor case, the air in your space will feel uncomfortable and stagnant. In the worst case, the lack of airflow can trap toxins and pollutants inside your home or office that can make you and others very sick. The solution is adding a ventilator to your heating and cooling system. A ventilator adds the correct amount of fresh air from outside to the air inside your home or office.


Benefits of Adding a Ventilator


  • Increase comfort - When your heating and cooling system has the right amount of fresh air, it doesn't have to work as hard to keep temperature or force air through quickly-gunked up air filters. When your system works more efficiently, it can keep you more comfortable.
  • Save money - A properly ventilated HVAC system works more efficiently. The more efficiently any system works, the less energy it consumes. This translates to savings on your utility bills.
  • Cleaner indoor air - Adding the proper amount of fresh air helps circulate out toxins and pollutants from your indoor air. The fewer toxins and other contaminants there are in your indoor air, the better your indoor air quality and the better your health.
  • Reduces wear and tear on your HVAC system - Because a ventilator helps your overall HVAC system work more efficiently, it naturally reduces wear and tear on your system, giving it a longer lifespan before major repairs or replacement are needed. 

Bryant offers three lines of ventilators with a number of different airflow capacities so you can be sure there is a unit to meet the needs of your home or business. Carolina Comfort Systems is your official authorized Bryant dealer. We can have our specialists evaluate your current system and airflow needs to ensure you get the unit that is best for your home or office.

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Tuesday, 16 September 2014 20:19

How to Properly Vent A Dryer

dryer ventDid you know that according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) show that over 24,000 house fires and nearly $100 Million in property damage annually are related to faulty clothes dryer vent installation? These are high numbers for something that is relatively easy to prevent. Some of the problems are cause by builders or installers using improper materials to vent, very often the fire is caused by lint build up in the ducts. To avoid this make sure you clean your lint trap after each use and the ducts are professionally cleaned periodically.

Dryer vents should only terminate outside the home and have a proper damper exterior cover to help prevent water, birds, insects, etc. from entering the duct. Venting inside (to a garage or basement) will cause moisture build up. Some people use a heat diverter in colder months which, while keeping warm air inside the home also can cause moisture build up, mold and air quality issues and we do not recommend this.

The material used should be a rigid or corrugated semi rigid metal duct. If you have plastic or foil, accordion type ducting it should be replaced -this will speed up drying and cut down on lint trapped inside the vent. The rigid or corrugated semi rigid metal duct material also provides maximum air flow

What can you do?

• Make sure to check the lint filter before and after each load of clothing
• Keep the area around the dryer clean and unobstructed.
• Have ducts and vents professionally cleaned periodically
• Have a qualified professional clean the dryer chassis periodically to minimize lint accumulation

Following these simple steps will minimize safety issues and prolong the life of your dryer.


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