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...
Do I need exhaust fans for bathrooms if I have an ERV that is connected to them?
Does an air exchanger affect indoor humidity levels?
What type of hrv system should I put in a 4 year old home?
Is installing a venting skylight to release hot air from my a home a good idea?
Do you need ventilation in a cold storage pantry in a high performance house?
Should our HRV keep our humidity lower than 40%, even in the cold months?
Should an HRV to ERV be the primary exhaust for bathrooms?
Do you recommend ERV or HRV system in mild climates or can do away with them?
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!