HRV / Discussions

Can an HRV be installed in a condo?

...HRV help to filter out the odours and pollutants? Are there any specific HRVs more suitable for condos? Regards, Eugene Hi Eugene, I would say that it's cer...

Posted by Eugene Tam June 29, 2020, 7:42 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

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 2 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, certainly if it can be done during other renovations wi...

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

Should I get an HRV or an ERV?

...HRV will transfer the humidity. Have a look on this page for more help choosing – Choose between an HRV and ERV, which is best for cold climates Ottawa is a...

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

Are there auto balancing ERV/HRV system?

I'm in the phase of developing a new residential project; airtight building envelope with more than ample insulation. In doing so, I've discussed installing an...

Posted by Alex Schondorf Feb. 15, 2021, 3:56 p.m. 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

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

...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

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

...HRV to reduce it by about 50%. Should that work? Would an ERV work and be more efficient? Any recommendations on brand, CFM? You can use an HRV or ERV to remove...

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

Can you use a Lunos E2 HRV System to circulate air between two floors?

...HRV, whether it is a ductless HRV like the Lunos or has a centralized core, is to recover heat before it is ejected from home. Unless I’m missing something then...

Posted by Richard Kolla May 20, 2020, 1 a.m. HRV and ERV 1 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 ER...

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

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

...HRV and an ERV is in the core of the machine itself , either one will remove humid air from the bathroom when they are operating. If you used to run your HRV co...

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

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

...HRV / ERV wall-insert ventilation systems are a great alternative to fully ducted HRVs with centralized cores. Particularly for renovation projects when you wan...

Posted by martin tierney Nov. 16, 2019, 4:57 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

What type of HRV ventilation system should I use?

So I have a 7 1/2 ton unit I am installing in a commercial doctors office they have a surgery room that needs 20 cycles of fresh air per hour what type of reco...

Posted by Erik Baardsen March 16, 2021, 7:14 p.m. HRV and ERV 0 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

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 2 Responses

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

...HRV or ERV in any home with a heating or cooling system . Homes need fresh air for durability and humans need it for health. So if you are either heating or coo...

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

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

Seems the only technology now available is a roof fan and an open window, which isn't a good solution in hot or cold climates. Ideally the fans would be powere...

Posted by Ron Timmins June 6, 2020, 8:05 a.m. Tiny house 4 Responses