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Session Number: PR-07

Pre-Recorded Session

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Air Exchange in Existing Homes:

A Step-By-Step How to

Kurt Johnson - Residential Mechanical Ventilation Design and Installation HRAI

Freshair Ventilation Systems, Lewiston, Maine

About this program:

Presentation will be how to install a heat recovery ventilation system into existing homes. Whether 150 years old or 2 years old, each of this projects can be done. Yet each home will present unique challenges of how to run duct to provide a well ventilated home and how to "hide" the duct so that it is not easily seen. There will be many photos and many different example houses that will show how to do it.

About the Presenter:

Kurt Johnson has been the owner of Fresh Air Ventilation Systems, LLC for the last 12 years. While selling Canadian Modular homes he became aware of the need for a professional air exchange company. He went to Canada and got professional training from Heating Refrigeration Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) and earned his certification in Residential Mechanical Ventilation Design and Installation. Over the last 10 years, Fresh Air has sold over 500 air exchangers and installed over 600 systems in stick built, modular, and existing homes. More than 50% of those installs were in existing homes. Kurt has been on Board of Directors of the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council for 8 years and has served as the President. He has also attended many building science seminars around the country and has presented both at this conference and the Annual IAQA conference. He also has presented various ventilation seminars for many different groups including Breathe Easy Coalition, MECHIPS, MABEP and the Maine Building Officials and Inspectors Association conference.

Program Level: Intermediate

Content Areas: Building Design & Construction (including Green)

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