Filtered Fresh-Air Intake
I’ve been listening to the FHB podcast and thought I might send up a question here, since they so highly recommend your site.
We are located in lovely smoke-filled Portland, Or. We need to replace the AC on the upper floor (~3500 sq feet), and I am planning to have a Trane electrostatic filter system added (would have been nice during the recent fires…).
I would also like to have a fresh air intake ahead of the filter so that the cool night air could be cleaned up and sent into the house at night, which would be quite pleasant at night and also reduce AC use during the day due to latent heat reduction.
I was all set to the pull the trigger on this, but came across some posts that made me concerned that pulling in this cool night air during the summer could corrode my nice metal air filter and furnace, or cause mold in the ducts etc.
This would probably be nights with 55F 60% RH when I would use this feature.
I was looking at something like the Aprilaire Model 8145 Fresh Air Intake Ventilator, which would according to its specs can supply enough air for my square footage, and has an easy remote control option (system is in attic).
Am I crazy? Should I get a dehumidifier too or just scrap the whole idea.
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