InOvate believes in creating products that transform your laundry routine, making it safer, faster, and more efficient.

Efficiency, Space, and Safety with the Dryerbox®

One of the most common challenges homeowners face in their laundry rooms is the lack of space. Traditional dryer venting solutions often require a large clearance, leaving your dryer sticking awkwardly into the room. The revolutionary Dryerbox® by InOvate is designed to tackle this problem head-on.

The Dryerbox® is a recessed box that fits into your wall behind the dryer. It allows your dryer vent hose to run straight through the wall, eliminating those unsightly and space-consuming bends. This allows your dryer to sit flush against the wall, freeing up valuable laundry room space.

But that’s not all; the Dryerbox® also promotes efficient airflow by providing a direct path for venting. This reduces drying times and energy consumption, saving you money in the long run.

Safety and Maintenance with the DryerFlex®

Another paramount concern with dryers is the risk of fire from lint build-up in the vent. The DryerFlex® by InOvate offers a solution to this problem. Made with all-aluminum ribbon, the DryerFlex® provides a safe, smooth, and efficient conduit for your dryer vents. It takes the concept of a flexible vent hose to the next level, offering superior protection and airflow compared to semi-rigid or plastic options. Its smooth interior and flexible design minimize lint accumulation and make it easy to clean, reducing the risk of dryer fires.

Roof Venting Solutions with the DryerJack®

Unlike regular roof vents that are prone to lint build-up and bird nesting, DryerJack® offers a unique design that minimizes these issues. It features a curved damper, allowing it to open fully for maximum exhaust airflow, while the professional-grade construction keeps pests out, ensuring your vent stays clear and secure. The DryerJack® also offers a sleek, low-profile design that blends seamlessly with your roofline.

Outdoor Venting Solutions with the DryerWallVent®

The DryerWallVent® is an aesthetically pleasing and effective solution to outdoor dryer venting. Its low-profile design sits flush against your exterior wall, making it an attractive addition to your home’s exterior. But the DryerWallVent® isn’t just about looks. With a strong, lightweight damper and a structurally optimized hood, it also helps to ensure optimal airflow, enhancing dryer performance and efficiency.

Improving Indoor Air Quality with the Dryer-Ell®

The Dryer-Ell® is an innovative elbow fitting that offers a brilliant solution for long vent run situations. It provides equivalent airflow performance to traditional sections of straight duct, enabling you to have longer vent runs without compromising on dryer efficiency or safety. It’s a perfect choice for homes where the laundry room is located in the center of the house or on upper levels.

InOvate dryer products are designed with the customer’s needs in mind. They aim to solve common laundry problems with innovative solutions, making the routine task of doing laundry easier, safer, and more efficient. So whether you’re renovating your laundry room or simply upgrading your dryer venting solutions, InOvate’s products are the right choice for you.


MERV and HEPA Filtration

On July 24, 2023, in news, by Michael

What is a MERV?

MERV is the Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, it is a standard rating system used to measure the effectiveness of air filters in removing particles from the air. The MERV rating scale ranges from 1 to 16, with higher numbers indicating better filtration preformance.

What do the MERV ratings mean?

MERV 1-4: These are the lowest-rated filters and provide minimal filtration. They only capture large particles such as dust, pollen, and carpet fibers, but are not effective at removing smaller particles or airborne contaminants.

MERV 5-8: Filters in the range offer moderate efficiency and are suitable for most residential and light commercial applications. They can capture smaller particles like mold spores, pet dander, and fine dust.

MERV 9-12: Filters in this range provide a high level of efficiency and are commonly used in commercial and industrial settings. They can capture even smaller particles like tobacco smoke, bacteria, and particles from exhaust fumes.

MERV 13-16: These are the highest-rated filters and are generally used in specialized applications such as hospitals, cleanrooms, and other environments where very high air quality is essential. They can trap extremely small particles, including viruses and bacteria.

How do MERV filters work?

MERV filters work by capturing and removing airborne particles from the air that passes through them. To do this, the filters are typically made from materials such as fiberglass, synthetic fibers, or pleated paper. The materials are designed to create a maze-like structure with passages for the air to pass through.

While the air flows through the filter, particles are trapped in different ways depending on their size. Larger particles are trapped by colliding with the filter fibers in a method called impaction. Smaller particles are trapped when they collide with filter fibers as they travel through the passages in a method called interception. Smaller particles can also be trapped when random particle motion causes them to hit and adhere to the fibers in a method called diffusion.

What is HEPA?

HEPA stands for High-Efficiency-Particulate-Air, it is a highly effective method of air purification that can remove a wide range of airborne particles.

What is the difference between a HEPA filter and a MERV filter?

Similarily to MERV filters, HEPA filters are composed of materials such as fiberglass or polyporopylene with diameters between .5 and 2 microns. The materials are designed as a mat of arranged fibers which create narrow convoluted pathways so that air may pass through. Typically, HEPA filters consist of multiple layers of filtration materials with varying sizes of pores. The layering enhances the filter’s performance and helps extend its lifespan.

What are the HEPA filter do we use?

We use a European standard H13 HEPA filter. These filters must capture at least 99.95% of particles down to .3 microns.

What does that mean?

The hardest particles for a filter to catch are .3 microns, so this rating is used to show the capture rate of the least captured particle. Like MERV filters, HEPA filters capture particles through impaction, interception, and diffusion. Particles that are smaller than .3 microns are captured through diffusion due to the collision of gas molecules with small particles.

This is the typical performance of a HEPA 99.9% filter and as you can see, HEPA filters are incredibly efficient at capturing particles under .3 microns.

What does a pre-filter do?

A pre filter is a MERV filter that is placed before the airflow gets to the HEPA filter. The MERV filter captures a majority of the larger particles and leaves the HEPA filter to only capture the smaller particles that made it through the MERV filter. This makes the HEPA filter more efficient and increases the lifespan of the filter by not getting clogged up by larger particles. This becomes more cost efficient as well because MERV filters are much more affordable than HEPA filters.

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Broan Products

On July 21, 2023, in news, by Michael

We are thrilled to announce that we now have HRV and ERV products on our website made by Broan. Say goodbye to stale, polluted air in your homes with Broan’s state-of-the-art HRVs and ERVs. Promote a healthier and more inviting atmosphere for you and your loved ones with our selection of Broan products.

HRV and ERV products made by Fantech, Lifebreath, S&P and Aldes are also available.

Find out more about how HRVs and ERVs work, and which one is best for you here.

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HRVs and ERVs

On July 21, 2023, in news, by Michael

What do HRVs and ERVs do?

HRVs and ERVs allows fresh air to get into the home, and makes stale air go out of the home. The fresh air coming in and the stale air going out travel through the HRV or ERV core, the stale air pre-conditions the fresh air as it’s coming in, and then the fresh air coming into the house is closer to the temperature inside of the house than before it comes in. This means that your house is conserving energy from having to heat or cool the fresh air coming into the house.

Why is this important?

According to the EPA, we spend approximately 90% of our time indoors, where the concentrations of some pollutants are often 2 to 5 times higher than typical outdoor concentrations. In order to combat this, it is important to have a constant airflow allowing air to travel in and out of the house. This filters out the stale, poluted air that has been sitting inside and replaces it with fresh air from outside.

What is the difference between an HRV and an ERV?

HRV is a heat recovery ventilator, the core does not allow for moisture to be transferred from one side of the core to the other. This means in humid conditions, the moisture of the fresh air is coming into your home. This will actually make your air conditioner work harder trying to get the moisture out of the air.

ERV is an energy recovery ventilator, the core allows the transfer of moisture from one side of the core to the other. This meanss that in humid conditions, part of the moisture of the fresh air is being transferred to the stale air going out, and your air conditioner doesn’t have to work as hard to get the moisture out of the air.

Which device is right for you?

This infographic can help determine if the HRV or the ERV is better for your home.

As you can see, in a majority of the United States, an HRV is recommended over the ERV. These are locations that are typically more dry with longer heating seasons.

As you get closer to the southeast of the United States, it is recommended to get an ERV as these locations are typically more humid with longer cooling seasons.

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