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    RenewAbility Heat Recovery

    By recovering heat from household wastewater, the Power-Pipe can reduce water-heating expenses by up to 40 percent, the maker says.

     
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    Custom Kit

    Fantech’s Kitchen Ventilation System contains all the components needed to build a custom range hood: a stainless steel hood liner, a remote inline fan, and an optional inline silencer.

     
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    Make-Up Air Duct Fittings

    High-volume exhaust hoods can create negative pressure in a tightly built house, which can cause backdrafting of gas-heating appliance flues.

     
  • High-Tech Range Hood

    Part of Jenn-Air’s new Glass Collection, the 32-inch JXP5032WS Perimetric Hood looks more like a flat-screen TV than a kitchen ventilation appliance.

     
  • Solar-Assisted Heat Pump

    Advertised as the first solar-assisted heat pump in the industry, the Lennox XPG20 Sun Source Comfort System has a photovoltaic panel that helps power the unit’s outside fan.

     
  • Balanced Energy-Recovery Ventilator

    Panasonic’s WhisperComfort Spot energy-recovery ventilator (ERV) is mounted in the ceiling like an exhaust fan, but — unlike a simple fan — it draws in fresh air to balance the volume of exhaust air while also transferring heat and humidity between the two air streams with its “capillary core”...

     
  • Efficient Heat-Recovery Ventilator

    When outside temperatures are a chilly 32°F, Venmar’s EKO 1.5 heat-recovery ventilator (HRV) uses a polypropylene core to transfer up to 75 percent of the heat from the exhaust to the supply air, says the manufacturer.

     
  • Programmable Bath Fan Controller

    Air-quality standards may require either continuous use or high-volume intermittent use of exhaust ventilation.

     
  • Cost-Cutting Heat-Pump Water Heater

    The Geyser heat-pump water heater connects to the tank of an existing water heater or any similar insulated storage tank but runs more economically than standard electric or gas-fired units, says the manufacturer.

     
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    Glacier Tek Cool Vest

    Glacier Tek's 5-pound Cool Vest contains cooling packs.

     
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