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Guides for Ventilation Systems including Fans, HRV, ERV, Air Conditioning in High Efficiency Homes

Modern air-tight homes need mechanical air ventilation or circulation, especially when built to Passive House, LEED, Passive Solar or ZNE specifications (to mention a few Green Building certifications) or when reducing radon in homes. The following Ventilation Guides help make informed choices for Ventilation easier when building or renovating a home...

Should I install an HRV or ERV?

Posted by David Hinton March 4, 2022, 10:08 a.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

Do I need exhaust fans for bathrooms if I have an ERV that is connected to them?

Posted by Dennis Pierron Jan. 10, 2022, 1:33 p.m. Ventilation 3 Responses

What is the best ductless HRV system?

Posted by michelle ifversen Dec. 17, 2021, 5:38 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Does an air exchanger affect indoor humidity levels?

Posted by Dale Hanson Dec. 6, 2021, 4:13 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

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

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

Is installing a venting skylight to release hot air from my a home a good idea?

Posted by Fred Velsen Aug. 28, 2021, 11:10 a.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

Do you need ventilation in a cold storage pantry in a high performance house?

Posted by Brad Sullivan April 12, 2021, 1:13 a.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

Can I regulate my heat/ air exchanger?

Posted by Paula Pearcey March 27, 2021, 6:28 a.m. Ventilation 0 Responses

What type of HRV ventilation system should I use?

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

Should I get an HRV or an ERV?

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

Where to find Aeratron ceiling fans?

Posted by marlene schaly Feb. 21, 2021, 10:08 a.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

Are there auto balancing ERV/HRV system?

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

Should our HRV keep our humidity lower than 40%, even in the cold months?

Posted by Kim Clement Feb. 8, 2021, 5:43 p.m. Ventilation 5 Responses

How do you solve high humidity issues in a home?

Posted by Megan McIntosh Jan. 6, 2021, 2:18 p.m. Ventilation 0 Responses

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

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

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

Posted by Gary Szymkowski Nov. 1, 2020, 10:11 a.m. Ventilation 0 Responses

Should you keep duct work out of the attic?

Posted by Frank Liu July 23, 2020, 8:53 a.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

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Ventilation

In this section you can learn why you need a Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV) or Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) system in a modern house, how to choose between an ERV & HRV system for a Green Home, all about ceiling fans & air circulation or even why Cleaning HRV Units is such a Great Idea! 

While Effective Ventilation in Homes is Essential, so is controlling Air Quality & Energy Savings