Heating and Air Handling products provide home heating and cooling delivery, with the additional benefit of fresh air ventilation in a single integrated product.
Ventilation products create a healthier environment by replacing polluted stale air with fresh, clean air from outside. You’ll breathe better air indoors while enjoying the financial benefits of an energy efficient home.
Air Cleaning products offer particle-removing performance similar to the most sophisticated systems used in hospitals. Now you can purify the air in an average-size home at least 10 times every day.
Benefits of a Lifebreath Clean Air Furnace
Homeowners will immediately notice that the heated air in your home feels more comfortable than air heated by a conventional furnace. One reason for this is that LIFEBREATH's hydronically heated air is uniform and temperate... no short blasts of hot air or hot and cold temperature spikes. The air flowing from hot air vents will not feel as hot to the touch as air from a conventional furnace.
With a high efficiency, adequately sized natural gas, propane or oil hot water heater/boiler, there will always be plenty of hot water for showers and baths, washing dishes and clothes, and all other normal hot water needs. If there is an unusually high demand for hot water, such as filling a large hot tub, then simply allow a little more time for the task so the water heater/boiler can keep up to its job of providing hot water for the heating system as well as other household uses.
Correctly installed, safety will never be an issue with a LIFEBREATH furnace. No flames, fumes or flue gases to be concerned about. The hot water heater/boiler now provides the heat source for the furnace.
Heating & Cooling with a Lifebreath System
When the room thermostat calls for heat, it activates a circulation pump located inside the Clean Air Furnace. This pump delivers hot water from the water heater, through the furnace coil and back to the water tank. Simultaneously, the furnace blower switches on to high speed and will start circulating air across the coil, which picks up heat and delivers it to the rest of your home. Once the thermostat's temperature is reached the pump will shut off, and the blower will return to its pre-set speed or off.
When the thermostat calls for cooling (evaporator coil and condensing unit required), the furnace blower activates to
high speed and the outdoor condenser unit is energized. After the thermostat temperature is reached, the condensing
unit will shut off and the blower will return to its preset speed or off.
The heat recovery ventilation (HRV) portion of the Clean Air Furnace, is automatic. Once set, a desired amount of fresh air will be drawn into the home while the furnace blower is activated.
To reduce humidity, increased ventilation may be required during heating season. An optional remote dehumidistat can
be installed. The dehumidistat will increase the speed of the furnace blower to high and will return to its original setting
when humidity levels decrease. Your dehumidistat must be switched off during warmer months. A quality humidifier
should be added if you wish to increase winter humidity levels
Typically the air flow for ventilation will be set to 50 - 70cfm, for low speed furnace operation, and 100 - 150cfm at high speed. The pleated furnace filter should be checked regularly and replaced as needed. The HRV filter should be washed twice a year or more often if needed.
About the Lifebreath HRV
A Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) is designed to provide fresh air into a building while exhausting an equal amount of stale air. During the winter months, the incoming cold fresh air is warmed by utilizing the heat recovered from the stale air before it is exhausted to the outdoors. During summer months when the indoor space is air conditioned, the Heat Recovery Ventilator will help in cooling the incoming fresh air with the stale air that is being exhausted.
About the Lifebreath ERV
An Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) is designed to provide fresh air into a building while exhausting an equal amount of stale air. An ERV is designed for use in warm humid areas with heavy air conditioning use. The ERV will transfer both sensible and latent heat from the incoming fresh air to the outgoing stale air thereby reducing the load (due to ventilation) on the air conditioning system.
Note: An ERV is not suitable for climates where the outdoor temperature drops below -4 degrees.
Lifebreath Air Cleaning = TFP + HEPA
This combination provides two particle capture technologies to ensure clean, healthy air throughout the home.
In the Lifebreath Air Cleaner, the walls of the internal airway through which dirty air passes, are made of a fabric which
traps particles as they are flung out of the airstream. The result is a high rate of removal of even the smallest particles,
with no loading of the primary TFP cartridge to obstruct air flow.
Lifebreath’s TFP Collector, combined with a HEPA filter, stops 99.97% of all particles such as pollen and fungus spores, cigarette carcinogens and carbons, pet dander, dust mite feces, molds and bacteria as small as 0.3 microns in size.
Research has proven Lifebreath more effective than other air cleaners. In test results confirmed by Air Filter Testing Laboratories Inc., the TFP air cleaner outperformed four competitive air cleaners during a 14 month trial.
Plus, Less Dusting and Vacuuming
The Lifebreath Air Cleaner removes almost 100% of the larger particles circulating in the air, and that will make a distinct
difference to the amount of visible dust in the home.
Priority Energy installed a Lifebreath heat return ventilation system for Sarah Susanka's Showhouse in Libertyville, IL. This clean air, energy efficient furnace helped to achieve the Energy Star 3.0 rating for this unique home. Additional homes in this new School Street Development have been outfitted with Lifebreath systems under the guidance of Robert Schildgen, owner of Priority Energy, LLC.
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