Studies have shown that most people spent 90% of their time inside their home. Also, houses’ modern construction does so that they are so well isolated that they imprison polluting particles and humidity inside. Results: more than 50% of Quebec homes are showing high humidity signs. According to specialists, installing an air exchanger and adequate ventilation allows, not only to clear the air but also, to reduce allergies’ pulmonary diseases’ symptoms.
In a recent home, it is considered that the volume of air has to be completely replaced minimally each two or three hours. In old buildings, a part of this air renewal is ensured continuously, by the lack of airtightness of windows’ and doors’ joints, which is not the case in new homes. For this reason, the air exchanger is not only a device that is increasingly sophisticated and accessible, but also more and more popular; it has now become mandatory in all new constructions.
Tran Climatisation offers you this buying guide that will provide you with all the information you need to make a judicious purchase of a brand new air exchanger. Whether it is for the air exchanger’s functioning, its advantages, our services or even frequently asked questions, we thought about everything! Regardless of the air exchanger models you are looking for, Tran Climatisation’s team offers you an exceptional expertise and all necessary skills for installation, maintenance and repair of your air exchangers.
With Tran Climatisation, quality of service provides a full answer to all your requirements. We offer comprehensive customized solutions through air exchanging products on the cutting edge of technology
Authorized dealer of prestigious international brand Carrier, we are proud to offer you the best prices for high energy-efficient air exchangers that will bring you all the comfort and well-being that you need, while saving on your energy bills
You can always count on the professionalism of our team of specialists, composed of expert advisors and certified technicians, which supports all services related to your air exchanging equipment: from sale to installation through maintenance and repair.
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Since most of recently built homes are airtight and very well isolated, the air loads up with humidity and polluting matters, created by human activity. Installing an air exchanger in your home contributes taking out the polluted air outside the house to replace with a clean and cool air, with no allergens, and no polluting particles. Most of air exchangers available on the market do have a heat recovery core.
In a distinct ductwork – to prevent contamination – the polluted air and the clean air are going through the recovery core. The fresh air coming from the outside captures this heat and when it attains the desired temperature; it is redirected in all the rooms by the distributed system.
The installation of an air exchanger, but also ductwork that goes everywhere in the house. If you already have a central heating system, ventilation or central air conditioning system, your air exchanger’s installation will be easier. An air exchanger is also used to evacuate the excessive humidity in your home. When it detects a humidity level that is too high, it starts evacuating ambient air outside. It also proceeds to an air filtration. When the humid air is taken outside, it goes through a filter that captures dust, pollen, mildew and other polluting agents and allergens. The process remains when cool air of the outside is brought inside; out coming humid air can heat up the incoming air, thus contributing to maintain a clean environment, a balanced temperature and also, a constant air flow in the house.
Most of the human activities are causing humidity variation and pollution in the air. An air exchanger that is well installed and well-calibrated ensures a constant air renewal; which is essential to maintain good health and comfort. A controlled airflow ensures the evacuation of polluted air generated by human activities: humidity, bad odors, tobacco, pet air, dust, cleaning products’ fumes, radon, etc. If you are using a heating system fueled with gas (furnace, fireplace or stove), these devices produce carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and nitrous oxide that are important to evacuate to prevent grave dangers for your health.
An air exchanger also contributes reducing and balancing the humidity level that tends to rise if the ventilation is insufficient. Even if it is mainly caused by plants, humidity also comes from cooking, laundry, perspiration and breathing. If it is not quickly regularized, humidity can become mildew and cause serious damage, not only to your health but can make your house insalubrious.
A study done in 2010 by Dr. Tom Kovesi, specialized in child respiratory diseases, in the Qikiqtaaluk community, in Nunavut, community where the child pulmonary diseases are extremely high, proved that a heat recovery air exchanger has significantly improved the symptoms of respiratory illnesses of children. It can do the same thing at your home. If a family member or you are suffering from asthma, allergies or pulmonary disease, installation of an air exchanger will reduce allergens, dust and other atmospheric irritants in the air.
Technological development and recent conception of air exchangers have made them extremely efficient and reliable devices. There are currently three types of air exchangers on the market: the standard air exchanger, the heat recovery air exchanger and the energy recovery air exchanger.
The first questions you should ask yourself before buying an air exchanger are: what are my needs? Are there any animals in the house? Is there anyone in my family who suffers from pulmonary illnesses or allergies? Is there a smoker in your home? These are questions that the specialized contractor of Tran Climatisation will ask you to determine which air exchanger you need.
Tran Climatisation ensures a complete range of services related to your air exchanger: from sale to installation, with maintenance and repair, we provide you with a customized and professional service so you are completely satisfied with your new boiler.
At Tran Climatisation, our advisors, specialized in sale and advice, are regularly formed by manufacturers in order to know about the specific features of our products. Our diverse expertise allows us to adequately answer all your questions and to find the solution that perfectly fit your needs. We wish to find with your, easy and economical solutions to ensure optimum comfort all year long. Here is what we can do for you:
At Tran Climatisation, we ensure of our technicians’ excellence so that each installation is done in a professional, thorough and impeccable way. Our technician’s team, that gathers electricians, tinsmiths and certified refrigeration technicians, can go everywhere in Montreal and on the South Shore, and can also deliver
your air exchanger directly to your home
Once he has arrived, technician proceeds with the installation, done following air exchangers’ industry rules and standards. He will take good care to leave his working environment secure and spotless. Before he leaves, our technician will make one last inspection to make sure your new boiler works properly and that you understand its functioning thoroughly. Do not hesitate to ask him all the questions you may have, so you can enjoy every aspect of your new heating system.
Your unit’s maintenance: an essential step
Did you know that a seasonal maintenance of your air exchanger allows not only optimizing its functioning but also extending its life expectancy? Whether it is for cleaning dirty coils, replacing filters or adjusting wall ducts, Tran Climatisation’s certified technicians accomplish any kind of maintenance of all brands and models of boilers on the market.
A lot of air exchangers’ contractors will tell you that you can do most of the maintenance by yourself. They could not be wronger! Alas, this kind of advice can end up causing more damage than good, because you do not have the necessary knowledge to do a complete maintenance and inspection. For a very low cost, you are sure your air exchanger is properly taken care of by a professional, who knows about each element of your heating system and can give you precious advice about its functioning.
For a quick, precise and affordable seasonal maintenance, call Tran Climatisation’s team who can go everywhere in Montreal and South Shore. Call us now for a free quote!
Certified specialists for a quick and guaranteed repair!
Even if our air exchangers are of the highest quality, it can happen that they need a repair. Our team of technicians, which gathers electricians, tinsmiths, and refrigeration technicians has all the necessary certifications and expertise to make all kinds of repair on all models and brands of air exchangers. With proper tools and high-technology diagnostic parameters, our technician starts with a complete inspection, in order to precisely identify the repair that needs to be done.
We make all repairs with guaranteed standard parts and high-quality equipment, thoroughly inspected before each job. Also, since we closely collaborate with our products’ manufacturers, reception delay for parts is 48 hours or less. We can even deliver the parts and accessories if necessary.
As we are a contractor accredited by RBQ and CMMTQ (Corporation des maîtres-mécaniciens en tuyauterie du Québec), Tran Climatisation stands out by the high quality and the precision of each repair. We know that each client has unique needs and our priority is to bring you complete satisfaction.
Have you ever missed the opportunity to buy or replace an air exchanger simply because you did not have access to a financing solution or a subsidy? Concerned about helping you realize your projects, Tran Climatisation offers you the chance to participate to a subsidy program or to access to a financing solution, to realize your purchase or replacement project for a heat pump, air conditioner or heating system without hassle. Until March 2012, the Government of Canada proposed a financing solution to improve the energy efficiency of homes, while saving money on energy bills. You have now access to two subsidies programs:
If you plan to make major renovations in your home in order to purchase or replace a heat pump, air conditioner or heating systems and you wish to subscribe to a subsidy or financing program, Tran Climatisation is there to help you. Meet one of our consultants to explore subsidies or financing solutions that you are eligible to and that can help you realize your project. Our consultant will tell you about the latest financing solutions for your renovation project. Do not let any financial obstacle terminate your project: you can always count on our support to help you find financing solutions that will meet your expectations, regardless of its size. Take a few minutes to contact Tran Climatisation and we will be happy to answer all your questions.
Do you have any more questions for us? We have gathered the most frequently asked questions from our customers who wish to purchase an air exchanger or simply want to learn more about it. Do not hesitate to contact us if you need any information about air exchangers and we will be happy to help you.
It has been proved that an air exchanger can improve the air quality in your home on the first day of its installation. Since you spend 90% of your time inside, it is important that you breathe an air of quality. Also, an air exchanger reduces the humidity level in your home while decreasing the pollution and allergens in suspension in the air.
Numerous factors can influence an air exchanger’s cost: model, type, capacity, brand, etc. If you wish to learn more about the air exchangers’ price, do not hesitate to contact Tran Climatisation for more details!
An air exchanger does not create humidity, on the contrary. It is used to evacuate the exceeding humidity during winter and balance the humidity level during summer.
Many types of filters exist on the market; each one of them has its own particularities and meet different needs. Have a look at the list below to learn more about the most popular types of filters:
Even if the air exchanger is a relatively easy device, we strongly recommend that you contact our specialists at Tran Climatisation to install your air exchanger. They are professionals with many years of experience, who have all the necessary skills to do this type of installation. After the installation, our technician takes the time to verify everything and to explain its functioning to you.
Even if it is strongly recommended to have your maintenance done by a certified technician, there are a few easy tasks that you can do by yourself.Before you start the maintenance, you must not forget to unplug your air exchanger to avoid any accidents.
If you wish to have a complete maintenance of your air exchanger, do not hesitate to contact Tran Climatisation, and one of our certified technicians will come to help you.
Most of contractors know about the regulations regarding air exchanger’s installation in new homes. Tran Climatisation’s team always know about upcoming regulations about air exchangers and will apply them during the installation.
Your air exchanger is made to evacuate the exceeding humidity during winter. However, during cold days, it is normal that ice and condensation forms in your windows. Many factors can cause this phenomenon: windows’ quality, heating temperature, bad isolation, windows’ obstruction (blinds, curtains), dominating winds, brutal temperature changes, etc.
If you want to reduce ice formation and condensation in your windows, don’t completely put down your blinds and curtains in your windows; this would prevent heat from reaching it, thus, increase the condensation risks. If you can, take off the indoor mosquito screens.Don’t wait to heat your home, especially the basement. This will allow to evacuate all the humidity accumulated during summer.
If you want to measure the humidity level in your home, there is a simple and cheap way to do so: you can buy a small device called hygrometer. The hygrometer will be able to confirm you if the humidity level in your home is acceptable. You will find two types of hygrometers on the market: an electric hygrometer and a mechanical hygrometer.
In order to efficiently measure the humidity level in your home, put your hygrometer where humidity signs are most likely to appear. It is important not to install your hygrometer close to a heating source, a chimney or any other device susceptible to distort your results.For a house with 4 people, the acceptable humidity level is between 35% and 45% during winter, and 50% during summer.
For a few years now, the heat recovery air exchanger’s popularity doesn’t cease to grow in Quebec, because it has many advantages.Having the same characteristics as the standard air exchanger, the heat recovery air exchanger has a heat recovery core (made of aluminum and polypropylene) that captures heat particles of the rejected air – between 60% and 80% – before transmitting it to the incoming air. This device can help you reduce your heating bills. Also, the heat recovery air exchanger allows you to regulate the humidity level in your home and have an improved air circulation.
The principle of functioning of an air purifier is simple : it is a portable or a stable device, that has an air intake and filter system which enable it to capture particles present in the air during the passage of air in the device. When portable, the air purifier can be put anywhere in the house. You can also add it to your heating or ventilation system.
An air exchanger, like its name, creates an air exchange between the inside and the outside of the house, while filtrating the indoor air and absorbing the humidity. Unlike the air purifier, the air exchanger has a more powerful air flow, and in the case of an air exchanger with heat recovery, it can become an auxiliary heating system and, thus, reduce your energy bills.
Concerned about providing with a complete range of services, Tran Climatisation offers you warranties that take performance and life expectancy of your air exchanger in consideration. In addition of offering the manufacturers’ warranty, here are the warranties offered by Tran Climatisation.
When buying your air exchanger, Tran Climatisation is committed to giving you all the necessary information regarding the warranties related to your air conditioner.
If you wish to learn more about air exchangers or want to obtain a free quote for your next air exchanger, do not hesitate to contact Tran Climatisation. We service all of Montreal’s territory as well as Montreal’s South Shore. Contact us by email, phone or come visit us directly in store.
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