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Hey all, I recently asked a question about air intake on heat pumps and was glad to learn about economizers.

After reading a little about economizers, I wonder if I couldn't make a manual economizer that lets you control a single damper to either exhaust inside air and take in outside air or bypass outside air altogether.

Every day for a month it has been cooler outside of our loft than inside and yet we run the heat pump constantly to cool off our space. What if I had a manual damper that I could choose my INTAKE source--outside or inside. IF outside air is being used for intake, switch on an exhaust fan and exhaust the air normally used for intake.

Surely it's not as glamorous as a full-fledged economizer, but shouldn't it work?


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