Running ERV Through Existing Ductwork
We just bought a newly built
house and we want to add an ERV. The new construction “new house” smell is a major irritant to me. Since the walls are already constructed, it’s too late to have a dedicated ducted system. So the only economical way to do it is to run the ERV through the existing ductwork. Obviously, installing an ERV with its own ductwork is the best way to do it. But will running it through the existing ductwork help our situation at all? I need fresh air brought into the house. I can’t open windows all summer because of the humid climate so relying on windows being open is not an option. Thoughts?
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