Hi, I'm building a new home in the Carolinas (ie, high humidity roughly half the year) and am looking for suggestions for a "whole house product" to improve air quality. This website has been a great find, but I still need a bit of guidance (I'm a layperson in this field). Here is what I was considering, but thanks to some information on this website, I've realized that solutions may not be as easy as they appear on the surface:
First, considered the IQ Air Perfect 16, but it doesn't pull in fresh air from outside. Then, considered a Venmar HEPA Air exchanger. I like this option (pulls in fresh air and cleans it with HEPA filters), but am concerned about running this in a high humidity area. In other words, I don't want to pull in more humid air in the spring and summer months and risk mold issues. Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions? Is there a product that pulls in fresh air AND cleans it with Hepa AND either heats the new air (in the winter) or dehumidifies the new air (in the summer)? I'm probably asking too much, but thought that there must be others in the south (U.S.) with this issue. By my estimation, air exchangers seem to be great options in cold weather climates but not so good with humidity. thanks!