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Looking to purchase an HRV

...ERV in the USA, consider choosing a Broan ERV and these guys seem to have competitive pricing .

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?

...ERV , a heat recovery ventilator or energy recovery ventilator.

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

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

...ERV? Would it make sense to run a house wide plenum for the ERV alone? And if that's the case, would it be more efficient to hook the heat pump in to the ductin...

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

HRV/ERV systems and ground loops (earth tubes)

I have been researching HRV/ERV systems for when we build our house in the next few years. That stated, I have never seen a system in person and do not know ex...

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

Can you recommend an HVAC contractor in Vancouver?

I own my detached home in Vancouver. We have a natural gas boiler that heats water for hot water uses and the water that flows through floor pipes providing ra...

Posted by Jennifer Smith March 18, 2019, 5:58 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

hydronic radiant cooling

...ERV to keep the Relative Humidity low. Alternatively, we would propose you simply use the floor for radiant heat, and cool the air in your house instead as is t...

Posted by dean c April 30, 2019, 8:01 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

Is it normal that condensation forms on the windows of my new home?

...ERV & HRV unit, see here . As a minimum until an HRV or ERV unit is installed, be sure to run a bathroom fan when showering as well as stove hoods when you co...

Posted by Anonymous April 19, 2017, 10:30 a.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

Do I need ceiling fans if I have an HRV?

I have high ceilings. Will be adding an addition this summer with normal height ceilings and new stairwell to basement. Should I arrange for a ceiling fan in t...

Posted by S McIntyre April 2, 2019, 10:01 p.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

HVAC replacement for old home? Chronic illness (air quality) being key importance...

...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 2 Responses

Considering a slab on grade vs a basement

...ERV and mini split system, not radiant in floor. I have several questions about the merits of each option, and would appreciate advice. 1. Cost - I know a sla...

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

I have the Lunos HRV e2 system in my tiny home and I need help.

...ervals, you should hear it stop for a second or so then start up again in the opposite direction. For the filter, yes, you can just remove it, wash it and rei...

Posted by L Dingwall May 24, 2018, 11:06 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

What is the right amount of insulation?

...ERV's got a bad rap in cold weather when they first came out but might be better than the HRV now...thoughts? I'm leaning towards a floor plan I drew up that is...

Posted by Ryan Gerbrandt Feb. 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m. Passive solar home design 4 Responses

Insulating walkout basement made of CMU Wall with a rockwool.

...ERV (Heat Recovery Ventilation / Energy Recovery Ventilation). The Rockwool insulation boards can go right against the CMU wall (Rockwool / mineral wool is no...

Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 5 Responses
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