HRV / Discussions

How do you install a ground loop for an HRV?

...HRV. I understand using the ground loop fluid to preheat the air in the winter prior to entering the HRV but would in not be beneficial to have a second ground ...

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

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

...HRV or 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 ...

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

Can a solar thermal air system be coupled to an HRV for heating incoming fresh air?

...HRV . To achieve a similar result of pre-heating air before it enters the HRV I would instead propose a ‘ ground loop ’ system which is a solution sometimes app...

Posted by Brian Billings March 21, 2019, 2:53 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

Lunos HRV - where can I buy them and get advice?

I need an air exchanger in a new studio, it's very tight, 350 square feet, and want to buy two Lunos HRV's. I need the cost per unit and the best locations for...

Posted by martin tierney Nov. 16, 2019, 4:57 p.m. HRV and ERV 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

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

I have been doing some reading 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 fo...

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

Can you help trouble shoot my Lunos HRV e2 system in my tiny home?

...HRV's . Rather than having a centralized core where the heat exchange takes place, Lunos units each have a ceramic core and their own individual fans. They work...

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

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

...HRV and 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...

Posted by John Oakes Jan. 10, 2020, 11:04 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

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

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

Are air purifiers a good option for keeping my apartment air cleaner?

...HRV , the most effective strategy for ensuring healthy air at home is to avoid introducing pollutants in the first place. This means, among other things, avoidi...

Posted by Chris George Nov. 14, 2017, 10:53 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

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

What is the best way to reduce humidity in a basement?

...HRV or ERV ventilator unit, or simply put a decent fan one side of the house and a vent or two with bug screens in on the other through the pony wall - bearing ...

Posted by Frank Cooper Oct. 17, 2019, 10:45 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

How do you get rid of mold in a bathroom?

...HRV unit but retrofitting ductwork looks too complicated, then consider a ductless HRV unit instead, see here for details . There's also a video on how easy the...

Posted by Sara Oct. 28, 2017, 9:50 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

My door lock keeps freezing to the point I can’t open it, any idea why this would happen?

...HRV system, but make sure that it in good working order and runs the appropriate number of hours per day, and that it is properly balanced. If it is pressuriz...

Posted by AJ Nov. 13, 2016, 1:15 p.m. Walls and Roofs 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 1 Responses