Efficient HRV / Discussions

What are your thoughts about incorporating natural ventilation techniques into the heating/cooling/ventilation design of a house?

...HRV or ERV) for a mixed mode ventilation strategy? Is there modeling software available to see where operable windows would work best? Perhaps adding ventilat...

Posted by dean c Jan. 18, 2020, 3:51 p.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

Where can I buy an HRV in New York State?

...HRV and ERV to see which type of unit may best suit your needs. This page about how to keep an HRV operating efficiently may be of value long term as well. New ...

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

Do I need ceiling fans if I have an HRV?

...HRV connected throughout? If it were me I'd want a ceiling fan in the older portion of the home as well, certanily if it can be done during other renovations wi...

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

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

...HRV units should never be placed in attics, to function properly and efficiently they should be within the conditioned space with other mechanical equipment. Du...

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

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

...HRV not effective? The only way to truly know if an HRV is required in an older home would be to do a blower door test to measure the rate of air leakage in y...

Posted by joe cruikshank Feb. 8, 2020, 12:08 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

What causes moisture on a ceiling in winter?

...efficient and save money For your case specifically, we are more than happy to troubleshoot it with you, there are just a few questions that will help identif...

Posted by Cheri Banet Jan. 23, 2020, 10:22 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Can hydronic radiant heating be a complete heating solution for a home?

...HRV system to meet building code requirements depending on where you are. What is your climate zone or closest city /province / state? Hi Mike, Thank you s...

Posted by Jeremy Peters Dec. 16, 2019, 1:13 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 3 Responses

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

I am looking to install a heat pump ,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 advi...

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

What is the right amount of insulation for a house?

...efficient HRV as I can find for a reasonable price. I've read that ERV's got a bad rap in cold weather when they first came out but might be better than the HRV...

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

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

The home inspector is looking up if anybody in Alberta has used lunos and passed inspection. We don't know of anyone that has used them in Alberta unfortunatel...

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

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

...efficient to hook the heat pump in to the ducting, rather than a wall mounted unit (like the Mitsubishi Mr Slim in your video)? Thanks very much. Love what yo...

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