In the part where I live, the Winter Times are brutal. I need to shut the windows and tighten up the home in early November. The cold weather often lasts until mid March. With uneven temperatures down below zero, I run the heating plan non stop. I make sure there are no leaks, cracks or holes where the heated air can escape. I do everything possible to prevent energy waste. Unfortunately, reducing the workload of the oil furnace also means eliminating ventilation. Adequate ventilation is vital to healthy air quality. When the home is tightly sealed, there’s no access to fresh air. Contaminants, such as dust, dander, mold spores and bacteria are trapped inside. Any allergens that are introduced by cooking, cleaning, personal hygiene, pets or the Heating and A/C plan are continually circulated and breathed by my family. Problems with air quality lead to health problems, property damage, diminished comfort and even excess wear and tear on heating and cooling equipment. I took the time to research the many different air quality accessories on the market. I wanted a whole-home option that would work all year round. I also looked for something that would run quietly and not need a lot of repair. I checked out air purification systems, air filters, germicidal UV lights and ventilation systems. Because of the demands of the long, cold Winter Times, I chose a heat reclaim ventilator. The plan brings in fresh outdoor air to replace the stale indoor air. It uses the warm, outgoing air to preheat the incoming air, lessening demands on the oil furnace. It also helps to prevent overly dry air. During the summertime time, the ventilator helps to combat excess humidity. It operates 24/7 and makes the whole home smell better, assume better and stay much cleaner.