Broan’s Integrated Fan System Improves Air Quality
At the Feb 7-10 International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Broan® (Booth W1121) will be featuring its SmartSense® Intelligent Ventilation System, which improves air quality throughout the home — automatically and efficiently.
Tom Heidel, Broan’s indoor air quality manager, says that the system provides contractors with an affordable, energy-efficient solution to meet the intermittent and continuous ventilation requirements of ASHRAE code 62.
Combining Broan SmartSense technology with Broan Ultra Silent™ ventilation fans, the integrated system provides valuable points towards indoor air quality and energy efficiency for most green building programs, including NAHB’s Model Green Home Building Guidelines.
The first step, says Heidel, is to install the fans throughout the home, wherever ventilation is needed, such as the master bathroom, laundry room, secondary bathrooms, workshop or recreation room.
Then, a SmartSense control is connected to each fan. One control is designated as the master and, using the ASHRAE formula based on the home’s size and number of bedrooms, the ventilation rate is entered into the control.
The remaining controls communicate with the master control through the use of INSTEON™ technology, a powerful, wireless home control technology that digitally communicates over the power lines already installed in the home. No control wires are needed.
The master control monitors the normal/manual usage of the fans in the home. It calculates the volume of air ventilated and deducts this from the total ventilation required.
The system continually monitors and activates the fans day and night, operating them when fresh air needs to be distributed throughout the house. The fans operate at a barely audible 0.3 and 0.9 Sones.
For more information and to locate a dealer, visit Booth W1121 of click here.
Broan-Nutone, LLC is a member of the National Council of the Housing Industry — The Supplier 100 of NAHB.
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