"As energy conservation and IAQ continue to be a hot topic, the Broan SmartSense System is the perfect solution to exhaust stale indoor air and minimize opportunities for mold and mildew growth in the home," according to Tom Heidel, marketing manager, IAQ, Broan-NuTone. "Pollutants such as carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, volatile organic compounds and excess moisture are not removed by the filtration units and air cleaning machines that have become so popular today."
According to studies from the American Society for Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), a single fan system does not provide effective continuous ventilation. This innovative breakthrough in ventilation technology has combined the patent-pending Broan SmartSense technology with Broan Ultra Silent™ ventilation fans to create an integrated ventilation system in the home. Individual fans that once worked independently now work together to ensure fresh air throughout the day.
Incorporating this intelligent ventilation into the home is easy. The first step is to have Broan Ultra Silent™ SmartSense fans installed anywhere in the home where ventilation is needed. Next, a Broan SmartSense control is connected to each fan. Using the ASHRAE formula based on the size of the home, the ventilation rate is entered into one of the controls. The remaining controls communicate through the use of Broan-NuTone's LinkLogic System– the INSTEON-enabled communication technology that digitally communicates over already installed power lines. No wires are needed, resulting in a ventilation system that blends seamlessly into the home or apartment.
Additionally, the Broan SmartSense can be used as a single fan ventilation solution for small spaces or combined in any combination to create an integrated ventilation system for larger homes or multi-family residences.
Additional unique features of the Broan SmartSense System include:
- Efficient energy management – saves millions of cubic feet of excess ventilation per year and many energy dollars
- Use of less than 35 watts during ventilation cycles compared to others that can use up to 500 watts or more
- Continually monitors and activates fans day and night – operating only when necessary
- A three-year warranty