The typical Front Range house experiences a stratification of temperatures
from one floor to the next.
These layers can be 20 degrees or more between the basement and
the second story bedrooms during those extremely hot summer days.
You might experience a comfortable main floor,
but a sweltering upstairs and a chilly downstairs.
The geothermically cooled air is heavy and tends to stay in the basement.
The hot air rises and collects in the upper floor.
Many people report they can feel a drastic temperature
change as they accend or decend the staircases.
Even though a home has met building codes,
usually there are not enough cold air returns.
In a competitive industry the lowest bid often gets the job.
Years of narrow margins in the HVAC industry has created
a standard of doing the bare minimum when it comes to duct work.
Your furnace, duct work, and air conditioner work,
but are not operating at their peak air flow.
Many people think their air conditioner is too small for their home,
but their existing equipment is just fine.
Air-Swap adds additional ducts, known as "returns" in the basement,
which cases move more cold air into the air handler.
We add transfers to improve air flow and
dampers to stop unwanted air movement.
The process is designed to get more air flow from your "output" registers.
Cold air returns are added to problem areas,
to draw the hot air off of the ceiling.
SWAP the cold basement air and the hot upstairs air -- MIX IT EVENLY
the Air-Swap process increases the pressure in your existing ducts,
creating higher air flow.
You recycle the cold air in your basement to the other floors.
While the cold air is being pushed upward,
the warm air in the second floor is circulated into the basement
to take advantage of free geothermal cooling.
Your air conditioner cycles on less because you are taking advantage
of geothermal cooling to cool your house.
Bedrooms are cooler the same night.
Winter -- stratification problems are remedied by higher air flow.
Typically, by creating a stronger air flow within your home,
you solve many winter stratification problems as well.
Some people have a warm basement, but the upstairs bedrooms are cold.
Others might have a cold basement, warm main floor, but cold bedrooms.
Still others may experience very cold rooms or very hot rooms depending on their duct configuration.
The Air-Swap process creates more air flow in your home year round,
creating an even temperature throughout, regardless of the season.
*the alternatives --
are helpful in fixing layers of stratified air in your home as well.
Whole house fan -- can create the same effect as Air-Swap,
HOWEVER, a whole house fan is used to draw the air out of a house,
to cause the cooler outside air to replace it.
If you are running an air conditioner,
you do not want to remove the chilled air from your
home when the outside temperatures are greater.
Whole house fans work well in conjuction with the Air-Swap process.
Some people run their whole house fan for long periods of time,
to create a cooler environment, but a whole house fan does not
discriminate which air it purges from the house.
It will purge the geothermically cooled air just as quickly
as it purges the hot air from the upstairs bedrooms.
Insulating -- is a wonderful way to reduce your energy costs all year.
Insulation keeps the hot Colorado sun
from heating the walls and roof of your home.
It also keeps the cold temperatures from penetrating your home,
while keeping your heated air inside.
It is wise to insulate your home.
Insulation will not fix a temperature stratifiation problem,
but may create colder geothermically cooled air in your basement.
Balloon technology -- restricts the air flow inside of your ducts.
The ballons inflate and contract according to strategically placed thermostats.
The concept behind balloon technology makes the assumption that the ducts are blowing at 100%.
It does not make sense to reduce air flow,
therefore we do not recommend the balloon technology.
New windows -- are expensive,
but can greatly reduce your heating and cooling costs.
New windows do nothing to fix a straticiation problem inside a home.
Zoning -- can be expensive.
Zoning requires extra thermostats, balloons installed into the ducts,
and other mechanical devices installed.
Zoning is an eleborate, ambiguous process;
Air-Swap can accomplish what Zoning does at a fraction of the cost.
(Zoning and Powerzoning are two different processes.
Powerzoning is the same as Air-Swap.)
- SUMMER SUPERCOOLING - Wow! The bedrooms
feel as cool as the basement, and your A/C doesn't have to work as
- WINTER WARMING - Finally! A cozy,
warm basement and even temperatures everywhere, and your furnace and
heating dollars won't have to work as hard.
With our system, you will:
- Keep the Summer sun from turning your upstairs
into an oven.
- Keep the other levels of your home from being
cold in the winter.
- Upgrade your existing appliance - no need for
a new air conditioner or furnace
- Accelerate air flow through your house
- Recycle the energy BTU's in your home's air system
The PowerZoning upgrade is a new innovation
Using the free thermodynamic cooling power of the earth
to cool the air and pump the cold air from the basement to
the hot rooms in the house.
No expensive new AC unit, swamp coolers, attic fans, or portable fans.
In the winter, our system creates a cozy, warm basement with even
so furnaces and heating dollars don’t have to work as hard.
The patented process makes it a simple upgrade to an existing furnace
in just a few hours. Power zoned and power zone!
It's like having a separate HVAC system for each level of the home.
Uneven home temperatures are one
of the most common household problems in America. Unfortunately,
the typical homeowner can't afford multi-zone systems costing
upwards of $5,000 that manufacturers like Honeywell, Troll-A-Temp,
Research Products, Lennox, Carrier, or Maytag design and promote.
They cannot afford a separate HVAC system to each level either.
Why add an expensive furnace system
that can cost several thousands of dollars, when you can achieve
similar results for much less?
Colorado summers are hot. Sleep better with Air-Swap.
Air swap services the Denver metro area and Colorado Front Range from Boulder, Arvada, Broomfield,
Westminster, to Cherry Creek, Littleton, Lakewood, Englewood, Highlands Ranch, Aurora, Centennial,
to Castle Rock and Castle Pines.
Contact Air-Swap today
to schedule your free appointment!