I am having 2 new Carrier Performance heat pumps and VS air handlers installed in my 2 story home (one up and one down). I am confused about one issue....fresh air.
Our contractor is highly recommended and is supposed to do very careful installs. He has done all the right things to date...based on information that I have gleaned at this site.
Our house is 27 years old and not what I would describe as "tight"...just average for a house of this age.
Our contractor is going to install a fresh air intake that is about the size of a dryer vent in a soffet (I think he said it has a damper). He said that this improves the air quality in the house and keeps it from drawing air from less desireable areas.
On the surface this seems to make sense but...I am puzzled about a couple of issues.
1. We live in a humid climate. Won't adding some extra humidity outside air create some issues?
2. Doesn't this fly in the face of energy efficiency?
Please share your thoughts. Thank you