27 Dec '11, 5am

Air Leaks Waste Energy and Rot Houses

You think "controlled" ventilation is better? Try building hundreds of homes a year, and realizing that the un-knowing occupant is truely now in control of the "controlled" fresh air. As a Dr. you dare compare a SINGLE EASILY DISTURBED source of fresh air as "safer" or "cleaner" air than natural air change? What happens when your controlled ventilator that is a moving part bound to fail....fails? What is worse, dead squirrel in your attic, or a dead rodent in your ONLY pipe bringing in fresh air???? Hmmm? Grandma sprays a wasp nest not knowing it is on their fresh air inlet? Will the homeowner automatically know how to check/maintain the fresh air system? btw Dr., news flash....most air leaks are not penetrations "mistakes" but they are doors, windows, and EXPANSION GAPS REQUIRED BY SHEATHING MANUFACTURERS. Why are these gaps actually the best source of fresh air possible ...

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