Make-up air units provide cool or heated air to your building, replacing air that has been ventilated out, as well as old and stale air. Make-up air units are needed where large volumes of air are being exhausted. They supply healthy air to people indoors where they live, work and play. By pulling fresh air from the outside to the inside of your building, make-up air units improve indoor air quality. For buildings where frequent ventilation is needed to ensure the health and safety of occupants, make-up air units can be crucial. For many commercial buildings, make-up air units can be more effective and energy efficient than typical ventilation fans. In industrial facilities such as factories, managers must take care to ensure that the ventilation meets safety standards.1
Typical applications include:
- Multi-residential buildings
- Manufacturing facilities
- Office buildings
- Shopping malls
What’s positive air pressure, and why is it important?
Make-up air units can also provide positive air pressure. Positive air pressure occurs when the air pressure inside the building is greater than the outside, allowing air to flow out of the building.2 A lack of makeup air could increase a building’s heating and cooling costs, and potentially reduce the useful life of mechanical equipment. In restaurants, make-up air units can keep odours out of dining areas, prevent carbon monoxide buildup, and decrease the risk of back drafting.3
Are you seeing common signs of negative pressure in your building? They include:3
- Doors being hard to open
- Poor indoor air quality
Have you ever thought about renting?
Our technicians and Energy Management Consultants are experienced in identifying and correcting negative air pressures. We’ll customize a make-up air unit to match the volume of air that is exhausted from your building. With properly sized equipment and regular maintenance, Enercare will keep your equipment running at optimal efficiency. Plus, with the Enercare Advantage™ program, upgrade your equipment for $0 upfront4 and you could also benefit from:
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Call 1-855-321-1508 today to speak to an Energy Management Consultant to get started.