(PRWEB) February 28, 2003
ATHENS, OH, February 28, 2003 Â Stirling Technology, Inc., the small Ohio company that has revolutionized the world of indoor air quality, celebrates its 20th year. Stirling Technology manufactures the RecoupAeratorÂ®, AmericaÂs most advanced home air ventilation system.
ÂWeÂre quite proud of the progress weÂve made educating the public about indoor air quality,Â says President and CEO Catherine J. Chagnot. ÂWhen the RecoupAeratorÂ® was introduced, we had just emerged from the energy crisis. We had tightly insulated our homes. Few of us were thinking, ÂHey, if my home is so well insulated, how is fresh air getting in?Â
Chagnot pondered indoor air quality one afternoon in the early 1980s as she watched her daughter play in her familyÂs finished basement. ÂRadon gas had recently surfaced in the news. I thought, ÂIf there is bad air here, I certainly donÂt want my child playing in it.ÂÂ That day, Chagnot drafted a plan for a ventilation system that would remove stale air and deliver fresh, filtered air throughout her home.
The first RecoupAeratorÂ® was sold in 1987. Today, Stirling TechnologyÂs indoor air quality engineers are still at the task of informing the public about indoor air quality. Says Chagnot, ÂWeÂre engineers who are serious about creating the best and most efficient home ventilation for ourselves and for anyone concerned about indoor air quality.Â
Since its introduction, the RecoupAeratorÂ® has, in independent testing, ranked number one among energy recovery ventilators (ERVs). ERVs exchange and filter air while managing indoor air temperature. Part of the RecoupAeratorÂsÂ® superlative success is its ÂsmartÂ motor, much like the processing chip in a home computer. The programmable smart GE motor maintains balanced airflow, is quiet, and uses very little electricity. The RecoupAeratorÂ® is the only ERV in America using this smart motor.
In September 2002, the RecoupAeratorÂ® was chosen to be part of a ÂgreenÂ home designed by Carnegie Mellon University architecture students and erected in downtown Washington, D.C. as part of the Energy DepartmentÂs Solar Decathalon. Every year, the student competition showcases the best and brightest environmentally friendly and energy-efficient home designs.
In February 2003, the RecoupAeratorÂ® Window Unit was featured on the popular ÂEarth-friendlyÂ web site http://www.dulley.com. James Dulley, a mechanical engineer, specializes in educating homeowners about do-it-yourself energy-efficient building methods and products.
StirlingÂs web site (http://www.healthyairpeople.com) offers a wealth of indoor air quality information, including a free newsletter subscription. The web site also features an extensive library of indoor air quality publications, which explain health risks associated with home computers and electronics, appliances, cooking, mold, and radon among others. Stirling has always offered free installation support as a service to homeowners and contractors.
ÂWeÂre thrilled that weÂve helped so many people,Â says Chagnot. ÂWhen people write to thank us, they say the RecoupAeratorÂ® miraculously relieved their asthma and allergies and other problems . . . many people just write to say they feel better.Â