air exchanger


: a ventilation and climate control system or device that exchanges air inside a building with fresh air from outside the building and that typically transfers heat between the outgoing and incoming air in order to reduce the energy required to maintain the building's indoor temperature
An air exchanger is often added to the ductwork of tightly built houses that have only minimal ventilation.Ultimate Guide to Home Repair and Improvement, 2006

Word History

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of air exchanger was in 1876

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“Air exchanger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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