Air Exchangers, Ventilation and Air Quality

Cook’s knows your home’s air needs renewing. Superior ventilation will remove stale, polluted air that builds up in our homes through daily living. A properly planned and installed system of duct work will ensure fresh air delivery to the most important rooms of your house no matter the season.

Today’s energy efficient homes trap stale air indoors, causing poor air quality and potential health problems for you and your family. So what can you do? Allow an air quality system to remove harmful indoor fumes from paint, plastics, carpets, adhesives, and household products without lingering pet odors and moisture that causes mold. These compact, electrically powered systems removes stale, contaminated, air from inside the house to outdoors. At the same time it draws fresh oxygen-laden air from outside and distribute it throughout the house. Stale, polluted air is constantly being replaced by an equal quantity of fresh clean air, while retaining energy and reducing homeowner utility costs.

How Does the Lifebreath Ventilation Products Work?

Lifebreath Ventilation Products (HRV/ERV) move stale, contaminated air from inside the house to the outdoors. Atlifebreath_logo the same time they draw fresh oxygen-laden air from outside and distribute it throughout the house. Stale, polluted air is constantly being replaced by an equal quantity of fresh clean air.

As the two air streams pass through the unit they do not mix. They pass on either side of our exclusive and patented aluminum heat-exchange core in HRV’s, or enthalpic core in ERV’s transferring heating/cooling energy from the outgoing air to the incoming air. The efficiency of the Lifebreath HRV and ERV is so great that virtually none of the warm/cool air collected from your home is lost to the outside. In summer, HRV and ERV’s work in reverse – removing heat from the incoming air and transferring it to the outgoing air, to keep your home cool and fresh.

What are the Benefits?

Lower heating and cooling costs.

Thanks to the unique ability of a Lifebreath HRV and ERV to transfer the temperature of indoor stale air to the incoming fresh air, you’ll realize lower heating and cooling costs year round while enjoying all the benefits superior indoor air quality.

In fact, the efficiency of the Lifebreath HRV is so great that virtually none of the warmth collected from your home during winter months is lost to the outside. During summer months, the HRV works in reverse by removing heat from the incoming air and transferring it to the outgoing air, keeping your home cool and fresh.

Better indoor air quality.

Indoor air quality is a growing concern. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, the air quality inside homes may be up to 70 times worse than that of outside air.

With the increased prevalence of allergies, asthma and other respiratory problems in North America, it’s important to make your home environment as healthy as possible, starting with the quality of the air you breathe.

This can be difficult to do, especially in today’s energy efficient homes. While energy efficient homes are great for keeping heat inside in the winter (and outside in the summer) the tightly constructed nature of the homes make it difficult for indoor air to escape.

As a result, allergens and other pollutants build up in your home, remain trapped inside, and are inhaled by you and your family members. This can have a detrimental impact on your health, especially for those who suffer from allergies and asthma.

Indoor air quality can be improved with proper ventilation. Optimal indoor air quality levels are achieved in homes that are equipped with a Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV).

What Sets Lifebreath Apart?

Inside a Lifebreath HRV, the heat from the inside air of the home is recovered via the heat exchange core. The efficiency of heat recovery can vary tremendously, and depends primarily on the conductive properties of the heat exchange core.

Aluminum heat exchange cores are the most efficient, with virtually no heat loss in the transfer of heat from outgoing to incoming air. Heat loss is substantially greater in HRVs that feature heat exchange cores made from paper or plastic.

Only Lifebreath has a patented aluminum core, proudly manufactured by Airia Brands Inc.  Lifebreath stands behind their products to the extent of offering a lifetime warranty on the patented aluminum core.  Lifebreath ventilation products are the only products on the market to efficiently transfer heating/cooling energy from outgoing stale air, to incoming fresh air with our five speed HRV’s and ERV’s.  All of the MAX line HRV products (and all Lifebreath ERV products) also include a Digital Wall Control, enabling homeowners to customize ventilation specific to their family.

For over 25 years, all Lifebreath products have been proudly manufactured to a worldwide customer base from our IOS 9001 registered plant in Ontario Canada.

Some models available from Lifebreath:


Lifebreath 95 Max

Top port, compact unit.  Ideally suited for tight installations. Highest efficiency in its class.

  • Compact design for tight installations
  • Four top ports
  • 5 speed, 4 mode operation
  • Patented Aluminum Core
  • 60-76cfm


Lifebreath 100 ECM

Features a highly efficient energy saving ECM motor, door port balancing and the new high efficiency HEX core.

  • 5 speed, 4 mode operation


Lifebreath 300 DCS

Dual core model for maximum heat recovery and energy efficency.

  • Dual-core HRV, designed for very large homes.
  •  Patented Aluminum Core


Bathroom Fans

Don’t be limited by trfantech_0_64732aditional ventilation techniques and standards. Fantech Dual Grill bathroom fans allow two ceiling grills to share one fan that is installed above the ceiling reducing noise within your home.fantech1


Additionally the Fantech dryer booster fans have been specially designed to solve the problems caused by long duct runs on clothes dryers. According to dryer manufacturers and some local building codes, booster fans should be added in the dryer duct run when the length of the duct exceeds 24 feet with no bends, 20 feet with one bend or 15 feet wide with two bends.

When the dryer is on, Fantech’s patented pressuredryerbooster sensing switch automatically turns the booster fan on. The warm, moist air in the dryer duct is exhausted out of the building quickly. The dryer booster fan monitors the status of the dryer and will turn itself off when the dryer stops. Wall mounted indicator panel with LED display lets homeowners know that fan is fully operational.