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What is a Make-Up Air Unit?

A make-up air unit is designed to “make up” the air in your interior space that has been removed. This type of HVAC solution pulls in fresh and tempered air from the outside in order to replace existing air that cannot be recirculated.

A make-up air unit is recommended for places where environmental conditions require a greater need for ventilation to improve the quality of air within the building, and to protect the health of those who are inside.

Benefits of a Make-Up Air Unit

Besides doing its main function of providing a building with tempered fresh air, it also works very well to provide high Indoor Air Quality by removing contaminants in the air, while providing a comfortable temperature. 

In most applications, a make-up air unit is a much more effective method compared to typical ventilation fans at reaching Indoor Air Quality that greatly improves the safety and comfort of you and your family while also being energy efficient.

Make-Up Air Unit Repair and Installation

Exhaust systems vent a huge amount of air from your structure. If this air is not change at the same time it is removed, the air pressure outside the structure will be greater than the air pressure inside it, creating an occurrence known as negative pressure. The most common signs of a negative pressure issue involves -suction pressure that causes exterior doors to become hard to open

  • exhaust fans that do not function correctly
  • drafts near doors and windows
  • inadequate indoor air quality
  • intrusion of air from outside.

Makeup air systems substitute the air that is ejected by a structure’s exhaust unit, preserving the correct stability between inside and outside air pressures. Additional advantages include:

  • delivers conditioned air that can be heated or cooled
  • significantly decreases the intrusion of cold outdoor air
  • enhances the quality of inside air
  • eradicates suction pressure at external doors
  • reduces the burden on your current HVAC unit
  • cuts energy expenses

For you to have the best installation, you need professionals with plenty of experience that specialize in the field. With Protech Inc we guarantee you will only get the best service and customer experience, so if you would like to set up an appointment or learn more about makeup air systems, contact us online or give us a call. Our dedicated team has earned the reputation of surpassing expectations at every service request.

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