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Setting the Benchmark for Ventilation Dampers

Discover the standard for fresh air ventilation dampers

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Field Controls: Your Trusted Expert in High Quality Ventilation Dampers

Since Ted Fields developed the barometric draft control in 1927, Field Controls has been the trusted expert in building cutting-edge dampers. Drawing upon a heritage of unparalleled expertise and extensive experience, we intricately craft and manufacture high-quality dampers that excel in efficiency, durability, and precision. We believe that every home and business should be free from harmful gases in the air you breathe and equipment should work with impeccable precision, so we are determined to build the best ventilation dampers on the market.

Field Controls Sets the Standard with Dampers Enhancing Home Air Freshness and Purity

The Fresh Air Damper (FAD) by Field Controls is a cutting-edge, 24VAC power-open, power-close motorized air damper meticulously designed for seamless integration into fresh air ventilation ducts. Engineered to be part of a system that includes an outdoor air intake hood and a duct fan or HVAC return plenum, the FAD plays a pivotal role in regulating the influx of fresh air into homes. Typically, the FAD operates under the guidance of the FAVC Ventilation Control, ensuring compliance with ASHRAE 62.2 and other ventilation codes. Notably, it can also function independently for either passive or fan-induced fresh air applications.

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  • Automatic Ventilation: The FAD, when connected to the Fresh Air Ventilation Control, automatically facilitates the control of fresh air flow into the home. Proper ventilation helps mitigate indoor air pollutants which makes the FAD crucial for maintaining a healthy and comfortable living space.
  • Enhanced Ventilation Compliance: The Fresh Air Damper (FAD) is specifically designed to meet ASHRAE 62.2 and other fresh air ventilation codes and standards which ensures improved indoor air quality and occupant health.
  • Efficient and Low-Power Operation: The FAD boasts a 24VAC power-open, power-close motorized air damper with very low power requirements ensuring low cost operation. Plus, the low air flow resistance of the damper contributes to the overall efficiency of the ventilation system. Additionally, the motor and circuit board are certified for longevity, with a durability of 100K+ cycles. Field Contols products are designed for sustained performance over an extended period, reducing the need for frequent maintenance or replacements.
  • Durable Construction and Safety Features: Constructed with stainless steel for both the body and gate, the FAD ensures durability and resistance to corrosion, extending its lifespan and maintaining structural integrity in various environmental conditions. The inclusion of a tear-resistant closed-cell foam rubber seal, tested for over 500K cycles, enhances the damper’s longevity and effectiveness in sealing off unwanted air infiltration. Moreover, the seal’s flammability meeting FMVSS-302 adds an extra layer of safety. Enjoy peace of mind knowing the FAD will operate without fail for many years to come.

Pairing the Fresh Air Ventilation Damper with a Fresh Air Ventilation Controller creates an automated system that optimizes the air quality within your home


The Fresh Air Ventilation Control (FAVC) is designed to intelligently provide fresh air year-round designed to optimize energy conservation, indoor air quality and comfort in the home. It can be installed in new or existing homes and compatible with all HVAC system. It monitors the indoor conditions and then as needed can automatically operate up to 4 appliances including:

  1. Operates Fresh Air Ventilation Dampers to ensure ideal ventilation
  2. Can provide make-up air in response to an exhausting appliance
  3. Can power an exhaust fan to drive ventilation independent of the central HVAC fan saving energy.
  4. Monitor and optimizes indoor relative humidity
  5. It can even respond to the clothes dryer, kitchen exhaust fan, or fireplace.

FAVC is designed to meet the requirements of ASHRAE 62.2 2016 standard for ventilation. By delivering fresh air ventilation all year long while conserving energy and providing homeowners comfort.

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