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Should Occupants Have Control of Their Home Ventilation System? My latest at @GBAdvisor, updated from the original

Should Occupants Have Control of Their Home Ventilation System? My latest at @GBAdvisor, updated from the original

One of the points of contention in the great ventilation debate is whether a home's occupants should control their own ventilation systems. The issue came up again in my recent article, Will a Gas Furnace Dry Out a Home’s Air? I wrote that occupants should have control of their ventilation system and experiment with the rate to help prevent drying out the air by diluting it with too much cold, dry outdoor air . Paul Raymer, a friend and member of the ASHRAE 62.2 A standard for residential mechanical ventilation systems established by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers. Among other requirements, the standard requires a home to have a mechanical ventilation system capable of ventilating at a rate of 1 cfm for every 100 square feet of occupiable space plus 7.5 cfm per occupant. committee, then questioned me on that:

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