Energy recovery / Discussions

Are there auto balancing ERV/HRV system?

...energy recovery ventilator with my HVAC contractor. We will look at doing some form of energy audit to size the system. My greatest concern is how the ERV fun...

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

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

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

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

What is the best ERV on the market ?

...energy star certified. Choosing the best air exchanger for a home starts with choosing between an HRV and and ERV (Heat Recovery Ventilation and Energy Recovery...

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

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

...energy codes. We are just looking for the best air exchange system. Thanks, John How to choose between an HRV and ERV (Heat Recovery Ventilator and Energy Recov...

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

What causes moisture on a ceiling in winter?

...recovery ventilator or energy recovery ventilator) Do you use exhaust fans? (bathroom fan and stove hood) Does your stove hood vent directly outside or does...

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

Where can I buy an HRV in New York State?

I need an air exchanger that moves 1500 CFM of air from from the outside with temperatures ranging from 0°Fahrenheit 2 an exhaust temperature of at least 55 Ca...

Posted by Jarred Weaver July 29, 2019, 8:55 a.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

How do you install a ground loop for an HRV?

...energy savings. Especially as a house is often empty during the day when the greatest Solar energy gain is available to the SHWH. Is this theory correct or am...

Posted by Lee Watt July 10, 2018, 12:43 a.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

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

...recovery ventilation (HRV) or a energy recovery ventilation unit . If so, a nice ductless HRV system for renovations can be a pretty appealing option since you ...

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

Can you Insulate a cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...Recovery Ventilation / Energy Recovery Ventilation). The Rockwool insulation boards can go right against the CMU wall (Rockwool / mineral wool is not harmed b...

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

What type of hrv system should I put in a 4 year old home?

...recovery and energy recovery ventilation) . Units will have an ‘efficiency’ rating, meaning how much heat the recover before air is expelled from the home. You ...

Posted by Ellen Murray Zappone Sept. 1, 2021, 4:35 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

What is the best septic system if we plan on using the hydraloop

...Recovery System is a brilliant product. I think your best bet at this point is to contact a septic engineer , as they are the ones that would need to design a s...

Posted by Genevieve Brunet Sept. 9, 2020, 9:16 p.m. Greywater Recycling 2 Responses

Should I get an HRV or an ERV?

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

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

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

...energy recovery. Here is our page on Choosing Between an HRV and an ERV . As for brands, we have used Van EE, Venmar, Lifebreath, Zehnder and other brands i...

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