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I have an air exchanger (honeywell) that is broken. My HVAC guy recommended a Venmar. I presently have the broken air exchanger in the basement hooked up with a dehumidifier. What product should I buy? Is it proper to have a dehumifier hooked up with an air exchange system?

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  • pquin1 Jan 30, 2010

    I presently have a dehumidifier hooked up with the broken Air exchange. I know that Venmar sells products that have a built in system to remove humidity or add it during the winter months. The system now installed has fresh air coming into the air exchange and comes out the port and is vented to a "t" duct that has the air going into the house and also into the dehumidifier. the fresh air in the dehumidier is then vented to the air exchange with stale air from the house(another T duct). There is a separate vent leading outdoors from the air excahnge. Is it normal to have the stale air and fresh air from the dehumifier going through the air exchange. It seems to me you are defeating the purpose of a dehumider if the stale air (with moisture) is vented to the air exchange and half of it is sent back to the house essentially bypassing the dehumidifier. Is this system set up right? If I buy a venmar, do I utilized my dehumidifier or not? The way it is set up, does not make much sense to me. Can you advise?

  • pquin1 Jan 31, 2010

    Thank you for your response. I understand how a air exchange works now. How do you set up a dehumidifier with the air exhcanger properly. thanx Pat

  • pquin1 Jan 31, 2010

    how is the hookup utilized when you use a air exchange with a dehumidifier?

  • pquin1 Jan 31, 2010

    I need to know more information

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Hi,

Bingo!! That is one of the Best Air Exchangers other than Honeywell which is Quite a Good Product too.

It is Important that you should have a Better Air Exchange System.Read below, that would give you a better Picture of Importance of Air Exchange System :-

http://www.airdetectives.ca/air_exchangers.html

Let me know, if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

Posted on Jan 30, 2010

  • taran_2005
    taran_2005 Jan 30, 2010

    Thanks for your response!!

    Let me try to Explain How it works :-

    1. Stale air from the house is drawn to
    the unit, and transfers its heat to the
    fresh incoming air.
    2. A portion of the stale air is exhausted
    to the outside.
    3. Fresh air from outside is blended
    with interior air. Then, the airflow goes
    through the prefilter (catching the bigger
    particles).
    4. Fresh filtered air is distributed
    throughout the house.

    Even if you Purchase Venmar, that would use Dehumidifier. The Functionality is more Complex than it seems like :)

    Let me know, if needed further assistance.

    Hope i helped you.

    Thanks
    for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!



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