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    need advice on ventilation

    Hello,

    First post! Take it easy on me!

    I live in a 1953 1515sf home in Los Angeles County, CA. I just got a 3ton all Carrier Infinity system (furnace, ac, air purifier, humidifier.) After doing my research on the ac, I've grown concerned with my ventilation and it's source. I have an exhaust only system (through the bathroom fans) and it's a very leaky house.

    At first I considered an ERV.

    pros:

    1. It'll get me fresh air.
    2. Won't take in warm air in the summer/cool air in the winter.

    cons:

    1. raise my humidity slightly.
    2. won't get me makeup air.
    3. won't stop unwanted air infiltration.

    The 1st con, would it be an issue since I have an infinity system?
    Can I make the the ERV slightly imbalanced, create positive pressure in the house, and mitigate the 2nd and 3rd con?



    Another choice is a venting dehumidifier:

    pros:

    1. will keep my humidity down (not sure if I need it because of my Infinity system, and don't have too many humid days)
    2. get me filtered fresh air.
    3. get me low humidity fresh air.
    4. slightly pressurize my home to stop unwanted air infiltration.

    cons:

    1. increase my cooling/heating load depending on the outside air.

    How much cooling/heating load increase would I experience? An estimate in dollars/year?


    And between the two, what is the better choice, keeping in mind the priorities below?

    1. Air quality
    2. Operating cost
    3. Upfront cost

    Thank you for reading and thank you in advance for your advice.

  2. #2
    Venting dehumidifier is a better choice to you because A dehumidifier is a great air treatment solution for removing uncomfortable excess moisture from your indoor environment and restoring a healthy humidity level. So dehumidifier will be more comfortable to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkomega69 View Post
    Hello,

    First post! Take it easy on me!

    I live in a 1953 1515sf home in Los Angeles County, CA. I just got a 3ton all Carrier Infinity system (furnace, ac, air purifier, humidifier.) After doing my research on the ac, I've grown concerned with my ventilation and it's source. I have an exhaust only system (through the bathroom fans) and it's a very leaky house.

    At first I considered an ERV.

    pros:

    1. It'll get me fresh air.
    2. Won't take in warm air in the summer/cool air in the winter.

    cons:

    1. raise my humidity slightly.
    2. won't get me makeup air.
    3. won't stop unwanted air infiltration.

    The 1st con, would it be an issue since I have an infinity system?
    Can I make the the ERV slightly imbalanced, create positive pressure in the house, and mitigate the 2nd and 3rd con?



    Another choice is a venting dehumidifier:

    pros:

    1. will keep my humidity down (not sure if I need it because of my Infinity system, and don't have too many humid days)
    2. get me filtered fresh air.
    3. get me low humidity fresh air.
    4. slightly pressurize my home to stop unwanted air infiltration.

    cons:

    1. increase my cooling/heating load depending on the outside air.

    How much cooling/heating load increase would I experience? An estimate in dollars/year?


    And between the two, what is the better choice, keeping in mind the priorities below?

    1. Air quality
    2. Operating cost
    3. Upfront cost

    Thank you for reading and thank you in advance for your advice.
    you haven't mentioned a specific issue you are having.

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    The only solution is to go for dehumidifier. Dehumidifier is a device that removes moisture from the air. And this dehumidifier device serves you better for ventilation and also it is used to improve the quality of air.

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