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Re: [Killietalk] air exchanger
Basically an air exchanger takes air from the outside and exchanges it
for air from the inside, keeping the humidity down. The important thing,
though, is that it passes the air over an air-to-air heat exchanger,
which prevents you from losing a lot of heat from your fishroom. That is
the difference between an air exchanger and a simple extraction fan. You
can set them to keep the humidity at a chosen level.
They are a significant investment - about 50 bags of Notho eggs at
$20/bag. ;-) I don't expect I'll recoup that any time soon.
I think they are a good investment though, in preventing damage caused
by dampness as well as growth of mold. When I built my fish house, I did
not install one right away. The first winter water was running freely
down the glass of the doors and mold started to grow alarmingly soon. I
had the air exchanger installed and it immediately stopped the problem.
Consult with a local air conditioning firm about costs. They may be able
to get you a deal, but it won't be just spare change.
Barry J. Cooper
Sweet Home, OR 97386
George & Melanie Caruso wrote:
> When you say air exchanger, just what type of appliance are we talking
> about?? Is that what it is purchased as? Would like to know a little more
> about the installation, etc.
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> From: "Tom Payne" <paynedds at earthlink_net>
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> Subject: Re: [Killietalk] air exchanger
>> I have used an air exchanger for three years consistently. My fishroom
>> is an interior basement room, no windows and shares space with the
>> furnace/hot water heater so it serves to get outside air in for
>> combustion as well as humidity control. My humidifier has never been
>> activated by the humidistat.
>> Tom Payne
>> 10100 Hoover Woods Rd.
>> Galena, Ohio 43021
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