Wondering if anyone knows of a product available for pulling cooler nighttime ambient air into my forced air HVAC system?
Here's what I'm trying to accomplish: our family likes to keep it cool at night to sleep but we don't like the dust, noise, and tiny gnats that seem to have a way of gravitating through the screens of open windows in the evenings. Consequently we run our AC a lot and in the spring and fall I'm sure there are many times we are running the AC because the indoor temp (from residual daytime heat) is higher than the ambient temp outside.
I know they make some sort of heat exchangers for people worried about their houses being too tight (to give several fresh air changes per hour) but I'm really just looking for a way to pull in fresh cool evening air, filter it, and circulate it without having to run the compressor on the A/C.
I'm guessing that one of the downfalls of doing something like this is the humidity that would be introduced at night, then the A/C would be running during the day to remove it and this might be bad for the wood trim, etc., in our house.
Somewhere I thought I heard that someone makes something like this, but I don't know what it's called, cost, etc. The simple solution would be to turn on our whole-house fan and open the windows, but as I mentioned above, the noise and dust are the reasons I get resistance from the rest of the family. I know you can get smaller screens for the windows to keep the tiny bugs out, but I don't like the darker look of those screens (from the curb or from the inside looking out).
Thanks for any advice.