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DUAL FUNCTION AIR EXCHANGER

Boreal Model 7000

The MINOTAIR filters, dehumidifies, heats, and cools the air to provide a healthy and comfortable environment all year round. It is designed as an alternative to current Heat and Energy Recovery Ventilators (HRVs and ERVs). The latter, as is well know, usually increase energy costs related to electricity, heating and air conditioning:

 

  • An increase in electricity consumption because of the air exchanger’s operation: fans, circuits, etc.
  • A net energy loss that occurs when exhaust air is extracted from the house.
  • Extra energy used to bring outside air to the occupant-set temperature before distributing it in the house.

« The MINOTAIR is the solution for these extra costs »

Minotair Comparaison

MINOTAIR: positive energy balance air exchanger

The MINOTAIR recovers more energy annually than it consumes, hence the positive energy balance. It renews the interior air of your house while producing an energy gain which offsets additional costs related to ventilation. In other words, it makes it possible to enjoy clean air all year long without increasing the overall energy bill!

The extra costs generated by the use of HRV and ERV units turn into annual energy savings according to the localities. The following table shows the comparative energy balance of a one-storey house comprising 3 bedrooms, 4 occupants and a supplied airflow of 70 cfm.

Tableau Couts Local

MINOTAIR: classic heat pump

In addition to its positive energy balance, the MINOTAIR can act as a heat pump – hence its “hybrid” designation. This way, warm air in the winter and cool air in the summer are kept in the house while an additional intake of heat or cool air is generated by the heat pump, which adds to the positive energy balance.

Since a heat pump produces more energy than it consumes, it is possible and desirable to favour its use as much as possible. Thus, the MINOTAIR can be used as a first line air conditioning device and, if needed, control central heating, conditioning, ventilation and humidifying units to create a complete, integrated air quality management system.