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    I appreciate the replies. My husband and I both...

    I appreciate the replies.
    My husband and I both feel the pressure, and it's not just in our ears. It's hard to explain. Our ears do pop a bit when the system comes on. But it's not a problem with...
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    HELP--Ear Pressure from HE furnace

    We had a 90% Trane HE furnace installed several months ago. We have a small home, and 2 different companies have said the unit was sized correctly. The blower has 4 speeds, and it is currently on...
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    I just saw your replies, Badger and Teddy. Thanks...

    I just saw your replies, Badger and Teddy. Thanks for the info. We are on the brink of purchasing a whole house dehumidifier now. Our whole house, including the basement is about 1800 sq ft. The...
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    Good to know. One thing I 'm really curious...

    Good to know. One thing I 'm really curious about--How does an ERV decrease moisture or keep RH stable? Isn't it just pulling it lots of outdoor air full of humidity? Does it have a way to reduce...
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    Thanks Teddy. Does the Santa Fe Compact...

    Thanks Teddy.
    Does the Santa Fe Compact dehumidify the whole house? The product info at Amazon says it services medium sized basements and crawlspaces. If it would dehumifify the whole house, then...
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    Where is the Contractor locator?

    I'm sorry to be dense, but I can't find the contractor locator map on this site. Could someone direct me or send me a link? I'm trying to find an experienced ERV person in the St. Louis, Missouri...
  8. Thanks---can you tell me where that is? I'm...

    Thanks---can you tell me where that is? I'm sorry, I don't see it.
  9. Need an HVAC person in St. Louis who is experienced with ERVs

    Can anyone recommend an HVAC person in the St. Louis metro area who is experienced with ERVs (installing, function, etc.) ?
    Thanks.
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    Can anyone recommend a professional in the St....

    Can anyone recommend a professional in the St. Louis metro area who has a lot of experience with ERV's? I would like to have someone come look at ours to determine if it might need to be...
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    Badger, so do you run your Renewaire at 10 or 20%...

    Badger, so do you run your Renewaire at 10 or 20% in humid weather? (I wasn't sure what you meant by lowering it 10-20%.) We had ours running at 100% which made the house feel really bad in this...
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    Thanks Teddy. Our A/C fan was on auto, so I've...

    Thanks Teddy. Our A/C fan was on auto, so I've changed it to On. The RH in our house holds at about 55%--we can't seem to get it lower with just these portable dehumidifiers. We turned the ERV...
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    Thanks for your reply Badger. We know that the...

    Thanks for your reply Badger. We know that the source of the problem is the formaldehyde from the renovation work. so the source of the irritation isn't outside. We feel it in our head when ERV is...
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    Hello all, I'm here with an update to our...

    Hello all, I'm here with an update to our situation, and I'm afraid it's not a good one. We went ahead and purchased an ERV several months ago for our indoor air quality problem. (We are chemically...
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    THanks so much for all of the good information. ...

    THanks so much for all of the good information. It sounds like, for our particular situation, the ERV may be the way to go. We will probably go with the humidifer too. This forum has been a...
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    I see, glennac, thank you. So, the ERV could...

    I see, glennac, thank you. So, the ERV could help us with the VOCs then? The HVAC company suggested the possibility of adding a whole house humidifier, to keep the humidity up in the winter. It...
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    So, Teddy Bear, for our situation (trying to...

    So, Teddy Bear, for our situation (trying to reduce VOCs from new flooring), what do you think is the best option for diluting the VOCs? Would that be a whole house dehumidifier? For some reason,...
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    Badgerboiler-- so for our current situation...

    Badgerboiler-- so for our current situation (trying to reduce the VOCs) do you think the ERV is a good choice? We're looking at one by Renewair that has a user controller to control the percentage...
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    I'm sorry to be so dense, Teddy Bear, but I'm...

    I'm sorry to be so dense, Teddy Bear, but I'm confused. So you think a whole house dehumidifier would provide more fresh air for us? The ERV wer are looking at is by Renewaire. It has the option...
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    I live in east central Missouri. We have gas...

    I live in east central Missouri. We have gas heating. Fairly average heating/cooling costs. We are interested in diluting the VOCs so that hopefully that they won't bother us.

    Thanks,
    Pam
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    ERV in a small home

    We are considering an ERV for our small home, because we have recently had some renovations done, resulting in some increased VOCs. The problem is the floor in the kitchen. Are you saying that an...
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    ERV to reduce VOCs? Also, which brand?

    Hi all,
    We have had home renovations, and our VOCs are higher than we'd like right now. We are seriously considering having an ERV installed to help with ventilation and to reduce the VOC level.
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    ERV vs. Whole House Dehumidier vs. ?

    Hello all. We have recently had some renovations to our home and would like to bring in more fresh air without introducing humidity. We live in east central Missouri with cool to cold winters and...
  24. Duct question(chemicals?) and new furnace options

    Hi all. I am brand new to this forum with a few questions. Thanks in advance for this great resource!

    A little history--We have a very old gas furnace (24 years old.) We recently had some home...
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