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 2 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 2 Responses

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

...ans such as stove hoods and bathroom fan. We get this question a lot, here is a page that will help you choose - How to choose between an HRV and ERV And ...

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

What is the best ERV on the market ?

...an? This is a new construction build that will be energy star certified. Choosing the best air exchanger for a home starts with choosing between an HRV and an...

Posted by Brandon Phelps April 18, 2020, 12:09 p.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

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

What is the best heating and cooling system for a slab on grade home?

...any radiant heated home needs an air exchanger to remove moisture and provide fresh air for occupants. I think any financial differences there may be in build c...

Posted by Matthew Gioia July 7, 2020, 11:03 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 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

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

...angers , some had no problem and some were refused. I think the best bet for anyone that wants to try Installing ductless HRV ERV ventilation systems to check w...

Posted by Michelle Dimaano Nov. 4, 2019, 12:41 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 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

Do you recommend ERV or HRV system in mild climates or can do away with them?

...Choosing Between an HRV and an ERV . As for brands, we have used Van EE, Venmar, Lifebreath, Zehnder and other brands in our builds, we even used this system ...

Posted by Babak K Aug. 1, 2020, 7:12 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

How do you fix radon and water infiltration in a dry stone foundation?

...and likely quite a bit more effective. The Radostat and HRV is a great tool for mitigating radon when you can’t get a membrane down , but that and an HRV means ...

Posted by john flannery July 14, 2020, 4:24 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 5 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 Robert J. Pierson Oct. 17, 2019, 10:45 p.m. Basements improvements 2 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

What is your recommendation for an air source heat pump?

...HRV system. 3 hrv wall vents, 2 bathroom exhaust fans and 1 kitchen exhaust fan. No a/c yet, and I would like to invest in an air to air heat pump. What do you ...

Posted by Martin Dandeneau July 9, 2020, 2:30 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 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