Health & comfort

Nowadays, most homes are sealed to keep energy costs down by preventing wasteful air leaks. However, sealing homes can also lead to a build-up of indoor-generated pollutants. These pollutants can potentially lead to health problems for occupants. Although most odors are simply a nuisance, others could signify the presence of health-threatening gases or fumes, such as formaldehyde, or gases from paints, cleaning chemicals, air fresheners, household cleaners or even perfumes.

However, the alternative to sealing – traditional ventilation gratings in the outer walls – is not only uneconomical but also makes the climate inside the home unnecessarily uncomfortable. Recair solves all these problems.

Recair protects occupants
With a Recair core in your home heat-recovery ventilation system, you can protect occupantsy from health problems that are associated with a variety of indoor air pollutants:

  • Carbon dioxide (CO2) can cause headaches, drowsiness and reduced mental alertness and concentration;
  • Smoke can cause irritated eyes, respiratory problems, bronchitis and pneumonia;
  • High humidity promotes asthma and encourages fungal growth and house dust mites;
  • Formaldehyde (found in tobacco products, gas burners and open fireplaces, and emitted from manufactured wood products, carpets and permanent-press fabrics) can cause headaches, sore throats, irritations of the eyes, skin and respiratory tract, sinus problems, nasal congestion, hearing loss, arthritis, depression and memory impairments;
  • Ammonia can cause eye, nose and respiratory tract irritation;
  • Many substances emitted from building materials (including paints, carpets and adhesives) can cause extreme allergic reactions in chemically sensitive individuals;
  • Radon (an invisible, odorless gas that, in some parts of the world, seeps into homes from the ground) can, over time, cause cancer;
  • Ventilation openings in the facade let traffic noise or other noise in, which can be stressful;
  • Ventilation openings in the facade induce unhealthy drafts, colds or even influenza.

Recair improves occupants comfort
With a Recair core in your home heat-recovery ventilation system, you can improve the level of home comfort for occupants with:

  • A uniform room temperature and humidity level – no cold zones or chilly corners;
  • No drafts from ventilation gratings in the outer walls;
  • Less noise from outside, thanks to the Recair heat-recovery core’s excellent noise-reduction properties.

Recair saves money
A Recair heat-recovery core does not only saves money by eliminating loss of energy caused by insufficient insulation; it will also help you to avoid heating homes too much. People tend to turn the central heating temperature levels up based on the lowest temperature that they feel in the house: if they feel cold drafts, they turn the temperature levels up higher than necessary, resulting in higher heating bills. By eliminating cold areas or drafts, Recair products keep families warm and heating bills low.