ACIN Flow Finder Mk 2
A version of this article appears in the November/December 2014 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
October 30, 2014
By definition, energy-efficient homes need to be airtight, so the ventilation system is vital to a healthy, durable home. Yet in Ontario, where new homes are being built more airtight, one can still build a compliant home with exhaust-only “ventilation” controlled by a binary switch. Some high-performance builders and architects are starting to see the value in commissioning their heat recovery ventilation (HRV) systems to (1) balance the incoming and outgoing flows, and (2) ensure that the system delivers no more or less than the designed flows to the intended rooms. Generally, home performance pros are beginning to realize that it is necessary to focus on commissioning HRV systems. At my company in Canada, BlueGreen Consulting Group, Incorporated, we recently took the plunge and bought the ACIN Flow Finder Mk 2 from U.S. distributor Retrotec (also available through TrueTech Tools). Though the Flow Finder is a pleasure to use, it had a few quirks that need to be resolved.
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