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AirScape Whole House Fans:
A breath of fresh air.

What are you breathing? It is a good question to ask ourselves, since we all face a variety of risks to our health as we go about our day-to-day lives. The good news is that a Whole House Fan can help you improve your Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) creating a cleaner and healthier environment. We all have the ability to control the quality of our own indoor air.

Two factors create the basis for improving Indoor Air Quality

Increase ventilation. Ventilation increases the amount of outdoor air that comes indoors. It removes stale indoor air and reduces indoor air pollutants. Ventilation also helps limit the build-up of indoor moisture, which can contribute to mould growth.

Reduce Source contamination. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) are the new and often little-understood chemicals in manufactured goods and building materials that release -- or off-gas. Add to VOC’s cooking, pet dander, mold, fungi, and radon...all natural substances that can impact your environment

Creating a well-ventilated home

In reviewing Universal Building Codes across the country we find the recommended flow rates are, in our opinion, pretty low. Typically, the new building code call for a complete air change every couple of hours. Why not call for more? In a sealed and controlled HVAC environment, introducing fresh unconditioned air is assumed to use extra energy. Building engineers recommend the minimum acceptable level of fresh air in order to minimize energy use and still provide healthy air.

AirScape Whole House Fans use a different philosophy entirely -- purposely opening up the building to the outdoor environment and relying on fresh outdoor air for free cooling and fresh clean air.

In contrast to the latest building ventilation codes, which may be, 150 cubic feet per minute (CFM) for a 3000 sq ft house; an appropriately sized AirScape whole house fan would pull 2500 CFM, performing a complete air change in minutes rather than hours. This eliminates the ability of VOCs and other pollutants to accumulate. In fact, many users say they often use their AirScape during the off-season to flush out stale air, or remove unwanted odors.

An AirScape Whole House Fan will:

Bring fresh, cool air indoors; Move stale air outside Circulate the air throughout the structure Reduce and control temperature

This energy efficient natural cooling solution will help you save energy dollars, reduce A/C and enjoy a fresh and healthy sleeping and living environment

In contrast to the latest building ventilation codes, which may be, 150 cubic feet per minute (CFM) for a 3000 sq ft house; an appropriately sized AirScape whole house fan would pull 2500 CFM, performing a complete air change in minutes rather than hours. This eliminates the ability of VOCs and other pollutants to accumulate. In fact, many users say they often use their AirScape during the off-season to flush out stale air, or remove unwanted odors.

Tips for a healthy indoors

Open windows and doors Turn on kitchen or bathroom exhaust fans These fans remove pollutants directly from the room where they are created Keep your home dry Control humidity levels and fix anything that causes dampness and allows mould to grow. Maintenance is the key Make sure that all fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces, fireplaces, gas stoves and water heaters are well maintained and working properly. Use ventilation hood for gas stoves and have all appliances inspected yearly. Use low-emission alternatives: Paints, cleaning products, glues, insulation, carpets, fabrics and other products are all sources of indoor pollution, and there are low-emission alternatives for most or all of them

Read More: Airflow 101

For more information: Washington State Department of Health: IAQ Primer EPA IAQ Info & Resources US CPSC & EPA -- The Inside Story: A Guide to Indoor Air Quality EPA Care for Your Air PDF Brochure