One company from Ontario is sending out their new heat recovery ventilation units for residents rebuilding their homes.
Airia Brands Inc., a group based out of London, is donating their Lifebreath HRV’s to the NSUUR program, helping the uninsured and underinsured safely rebuild.
“What it’s doing is actually taking the fresh clean outdoor air and pulling it into your home but at the same time taking the stale, polluted air in your home and expelling it out,” said Marco Di Cola, Business Development Consultant with Airia Brands.
Di Cola tells Mix News these units are becoming mandatory under different building codes in different provinces across Canada, Alberta not being one of them.
“It just benefits the home,” added Di Cola. “It’s constantly keeping fresh air inside your home.”
Last year, over 100 of the company’s employees donated to the Canadian Red Cross. Di Cola says they wanted to do more for the community than just sending out donations.
“We wanted to help the community so we thought wouldn’t it be interesting to be able to offer the HRV’s that we manufacture to the community since you’re going through the rebuilding process.”
The company also has another program for people who lost their homes with homeowner’s insurance, offering a $300 rebate for any Lifebreath HRV unit installed in their homes.
Right now, there are no expectations for the number of units being sent to Fort McMurray. Each homeowner must register with everyone who’s approved receiving their own HRV.