6.6203.1 Ventilator Dehumidifiers

Topic: 
Whole Building Ventilation
Subtopic: 
Dehumidifiers
Desired Outcome: 
Humidity controlled to achieve optimum indoor air quality ( IAQ IAQ Indoor air quality )
TitleSpecification(s)Objective(s)
6.6203.1a
Equipment

Equipment will be ENERGY STAR® rated

Settings will be maintained through power failure (auto restart)

Dehumidification ventilator will be a ducted unit

Dehumidification ventilator will be able to provide outside air

Efficiently remove humidity

Ensure ease of operation

Provide ventilation with outside air

6.6203.1b
Sizing

System with enough capacity to handle humidity from outside air ventilation and internal gains will be selected

Humidity levels inside the home will be maintained less than 60%

Efficiently remove humidity

6.6203.1c
Location

Equipment will be located in an area with access to HVAC HVAC Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning supply trunk line or plenum and ducted outdoor air

Access for maintenance, electrical service, and removal of condensate will be provided

Distribute outside air

Easily maintain equipment

6.6203.1d
Installation

Installation will be in accordance with manufacturer specifications and local codes

Maintain manufacturer warranty and proper installation

6.6203.1e
Duct connections

Duct connections will be sized, sealed, and attached in accordance with manufacturer specifications

Achieve the desired air flows to and from the desired locations

6.6203.1f
Controls

Humidity control and sensor will be installed in accordance with manufacturer specifications near thermostat

Ensure humidity in the house controls the system operation