ERV / Discussions

Are there auto balancing ERV/HRV system?

...ERV functions at keeping the stack pressure in balance on a continual basis with factors like doors/windows opening, kitchen exhaust, etc. Has anyone come acros...

Posted by Aldoogie Feb. 15, 2021, 3:56 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

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

...ERV unit for our cold / hot climate? How do you recommend we size the HRV or ERV? Which brands do you have experience of/ would you recommend (bearing in mind...

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

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

...ERV (Heat Recovery Ventilator and Energy Recovery Ventilator for those not familiar) comes down mostly to climate , and a wee bit lifestyle, since an ERV extrac...

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

Should I get an HRV or an ERV?

...ERV energy recovery ventilator, depends on the humidity of your climate and of your home. And ERV will keep the humidity on which ever side of the building en...

Posted by RUPINDER ARORA March 12, 2021, 10:23 a.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Can you preheat ERV inlet air?

Have you heard of the option to preheat the ERV/HRV inlet air with a dedicated tube that runs through a heated slab? Similar to a geothermal heat exchanger con...

Posted by A O April 6, 2020, 12:16 p.m. Ground-coupled heat exchanger 2 Responses

Can you use an HRV or ERV for radon removal in a dirt floor basement?

...ERV work and be more efficient? Any recommendations on brand, CFM? You can use an HRV or ERV to remove radon gas in basements and crawlspaces, but given that yo...

Posted by Douglas Touart March 1, 2021, 5:15 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 1 Responses

Should an HRV to ERV be the primary exhaust for bathrooms?

...ERV was better, so we switched. Venmar/AVS ERV EKO 1.5 The controls were completely different and we couldn't find anyone to help us. The motor or fan was loud,...

Posted by Doris Friesen Dec. 30, 2020, 1:10 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Do you need an HRV or ERV in a 68 year old home?

...erv16 air filter installed. Do I need an HRV or ERV ? Do you think this house would have sufficient fresh air ?

Posted by Gary Szymkowski Nov. 1, 2020, 10:11 a.m. Ventilation 0 Responses

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

Hi, I'm doing a major remodel on my home in San Bruno, zip code 94066. My architect didn't specify an ERV system on the plans, citing it's not required to meet...

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

What is the best ERV on the market ?

...ERV (Heat Recovery Ventilation and Energy Recovery Ventilation), but it seems you’ve done that. If not, see here first – Which is best for a home, and ERV or ...

Posted by Brandon Phelps April 18, 2020, 12:09 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Is there a small ventilation HRV/ERV for a camper van?

...ERV system, here . It's great to see this style of ERV ventilation system as it's a quicker and more economical way of ventilating Tiny Homes, and so many we se...

Posted by Ron Timmins June 6, 2020, 8:05 a.m. Tiny house 5 Responses

What are the HRV or ERV options for 40-yr 2-storey 2000 sq ft home?

...ERVs and HRVs can be a more simple ventilation solution for older homes than gutting it to run ducts. Ductless wall insert ERVs for renovations and new home b...

Posted by T Newell July 17, 2020, 1:59 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

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

...ERV , a heat recovery ventilator or energy recovery ventilator. Calculating the fresh air requirements of a home as well as proper placement of ducts are not ...

Posted by Adam Y. Dec. 11, 2017, 1:07 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

Wood Burning Stove - Do We Need A Cold Air Vent to Safely Operate?

...ERV - as this could create negative pressure and draw flue gases back into your room - which could be dangerous. Depending on what size BTU your intended stov...

Posted by Regina Vigil Feb. 15, 2021, 3:11 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 2 Responses

How do you add an Air Exchanger to a house with Hot Water Heat?

...ERVs in a home without needing to undertake a dusty home renovation project and rip apart drywall, that would be a ductless wall unit ERV. There are a couple of...

Posted by Bob Engelhart June 17, 2020, 10:08 a.m. Ventilation 3 Responses

Improving the efficiency of a home built in 1978 during renovations, do I need an HRV?

I'm looking for ways to tighten up the envelope as I make improvements. One question I have though is does it make sense to install an HRV in an older leaky ho...

Posted by joe cruikshank Feb. 8, 2020, 12:08 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

What to do with two Lunos system with 2 installed on rocket switches that are working?

I have installed 30 lunos dual systems that are operated with rocket switches never had any trouble but now I have one out of the two in an apartment that will...

Posted by Boot Pendleton July 8, 2020, 4:57 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?

...ERV (not HRV) to use all year around given our humidity zone in Ontario... it's exactly what I wanted to hear from a professional - I shouldn't know more than t...

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