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How to Choose between an HRV and ERV system
HRV and ERV

Choosing between an HRV and an ERV

...ERV and an HRV? How to choose between an HRV and an ERV? How much fresh air is required in homes and the best way to provide it are important issues...

Wildfire Smoke & How to Keep it Outside Homes
Healthy indoor air quality

How to keep wildfire smoke out of Green Homes with mechanical ventilation systems?

...ERV unit filter must have a Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) of 13 to provide effective protection against particulate matter in the air we're going to...

Condensation on windows leads to mold & mildew in homes, ERV & HRV systems help
Ventilation

Ventilation & air exchangers

...ERV? Energy Recovery Ventilation ( ERV ) is the process of exchanging the energy contained in normally fan extracted stale or humid air from homes and using i...

Passive Solar Home design at it's best - Kenogami House - EcoHome
Passive solar home design

Ecohome Kenogami House wins Home of the Year Award

...ERV (Energy Recovery Ventilator) While similar in concept, an ERV (Energy Recovery Ventilator) was chosen over an HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilator) , as they a...

Solar panels power the Kenogami House in Saguenay, Quebec
Renewable energy

The Kenogami House: Energy systems at the cutting edge of innovation

...ERV): Energy Recovery Ventilator © Ecohome An ERV system uses basically the same principle as an HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilator) , which preheats fresh a...

The importance of Cleaning HRV intakes
HRV and ERV

How to keep your HRV clean and operating efficiently

...ervice the main floors and much less the unfinished basement that we rarely use. By no means is this an ideal set up, but it was done before radon gas showed up...

Slab on grade or a foundation and basement?
Foundation choices

Choosing between a slab-on-grade or a foundation and basement

...ERV , because let's face it - fresh air improves any Man Cave! How to choose between an ERV & HRV system for basement ventilation & Mold prevention - EcoHome ...

Heat Recovery Ventilation - Lunos video
HRV and ERV

Lunos ductless air exchanger

...ervice with individual units placed inside your exterior walls, making it the ideal compact HRV unit for reno's and retrofitting . Consequently, there is no n...

Better Basement Design on basement walls prevents mold and midlew
Healthy indoor air quality

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...ERV, because let's face it - fresh air improves any Man Cave! Further reading for basement mold prevention: How to choose between an ERV & HRV system fo...

Poly vapour barriers in air conditioned houses can cause mold and rot
Healthy indoor air quality

Why you should Never Install Air-Con in a Home with a Vapor Barrier

...ERV or HRV unit for ventilation, as a way to keep your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter while saving a ton of money. Remember, Insulation is the gift ...

HEPA filters & SMART Air Filters catch airborne dust, pollen, allergens, virus
Healthy indoor air quality

Buying guide for home air filters in furnaces - HEPA, SMART or Regular?

...ERV rating on air filters? MERV is an air filter rating system that stands for Maximum efficiency Reporting Value and was developed 1987 by The American Socie...