Choosing an HRV / Discussions

Where can I buy an HRV in New York State?

...an exhaust temperature of at least 55 Can you tell us where you are located? Your mention of 'Fahrenheit' rather than 'Celcius' means likely the US, and choosin...

Posted by Jarred Weaver July 29, 2019, 8:55 a.m. HRV and ERV 3 Responses

What should I be looking for in a heat recovery ventilator?

...and I think I should install an HRV, I have on older home (1970s) and it doesn't have one, wondering what I should be looking for. thanks Choosing the right hea...

Posted by Adam Y. Dec. 11, 2017, 1:07 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Is an HRV or ERV system best in a cold climate?

...HRV or ERV is, first I would point you to this page we already have – Choosing between an HRV and ERV That should probably answer your questions, and you ca...

Posted by Michael Duncan Nov. 14, 2019, 3:53 a.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

I have chronic illness from the air quality of my home, can you help determine if I need to replace the HVAC system?

...HRV maintenance, have a look and maybe you can find the problem - HRV maintenance: How to keep your HRV Clean & Efficient If your HRV or ducts were cleaned ...

Posted by Niki Harrison Sept. 6, 2019, 4:32 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

How do you install a ground loop for an HRV?

...an by a ‘second ground loop’ after the system but I’ll take a shot at an explanation anyway. The intake and exhaust direction never change, so what leaves the H...

Posted by Lee Watt July 10, 2018, 12:43 a.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

What is the best choice for me, HRV or ERV?

...ant heat. With the most updated energy codes. We are just looking for the best air exchange system. Thanks, John How to choose between an HRV and ERV (Heat Reco...

Posted by John Oakes Jan. 10, 2020, 11:04 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Are air purifiers a good option for keeping my apartment air cleaner?

...aners and room scents as they contain a variety of volatile compounds, many of which have been shown to be harmful to humans. A lot of chemical contaminants can...

Posted by Chris George Nov. 14, 2017, 10:53 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

Combo structural sheathing, WRB and thin insulation panel in Ontario?

...anel. Particular to my installation, and my timber-frame with non-standard (or non-existant) stud-spacing, I am also wondering if these panels are meant speci...

Posted by Steve Bull Jan. 14, 2020, 6:06 p.m. Walls and Roofs 3 Responses

What are the factors I should consider for choosing between a slab on grade and basement?

...and ecological impact. Cement manufacturing emits a significant amount of greenhouse gases, and sand that is suitable for concrete production is becoming an inc...

Posted by Shaun B April 2, 2019, 6:35 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

Should I use an air source heat pump in a Passive House?

...HRV, Radiant heat in the slab and a wood stove. do I need all this or can I do it wish just the heat pump? Or can you advise me on a better system to install? I...

Posted by Iain cunningham March 27, 2019, 9:31 p.m. Heating and cooling 1 Responses

Has anyone used Lunos Ductless HRVs in Alberta and passed inspection?

...ance Building Supply , they are the distributor and can offer you technical advice as well, if anyone can help you get it passed by inspectors it's probably the...

Posted by Michelle Dimaano Nov. 4, 2019, 12:41 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

What is the best way to reduce humidity in a basement?

...and non-toxic green flooring product The Difference Between an HRV and an ERV Hi Frank, I would second the dehumidifier route, and as your climate...

Posted by Frank Cooper Oct. 17, 2019, 10:45 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

What is the optimal setup for mechanical systems for slab on grade?

...choosing between an HRV and ERV The Edelweiss House (where we installed the mini-split heat pump for heating and cooling ) is a very well-insulated and airtig...

Posted by Dave Nuttall July 6, 2019, 9:42 a.m. Mechanical systems 1 Responses