HRV / Guides

The importance of Cleaning HRV intakes
HRV and ERV

How to keep your HRV clean and operating efficiently

...HRV about once a year, likely a bit less frequently to tell the honest truth. And when I do it, I inevitably tell myself to come sooner next time. I have an H...

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

Choosing between an HRV and an ERV

...HRV – just get one. For more articles on HRV & ERV Ventilation Systems, see here from the EcoHome Green Building Guides Whether to choose a HRV or ERV Sys...

DIY air exchanger installation video
HRV and ERV

DIY Lunos HRV air exchanger installation video

...HRV) system is very different than what people are probably used to seeing, where air is directed to a centralized core for a heat exchange before being exhaust...

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?

...HRV's and ERV's can reduce indoor pollutant levels by constantly changing the air in a building. However, this approach does not work when there is a wildfire i...

Heat Recovery Ventilation - Lunos video
HRV and ERV

Lunos ductless air exchanger

...HRVs) are an essential component of any air-sealed high performance home, bringing in fresh air and removing moisture. An HRV uses the heat in stale exhaust air...

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

Ventilation & air exchangers

...HRV? Mechanical ventilation systems are known as heat exchangers , HVACs (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) or HRVs (Heat Recovery Ventilators). The ...

Passive Solar Index Home - super high efficiency
Passive solar home design

Passive Solar Index Home Case Study

...HRV Maibec, EM + Exterior Cladding Description of the envelope - Insulation values Aboveground walls: R60 Roof: R100 Slab on floor: R30 Slab const...

Crawlspace radon barrier installation for radon mitigation
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from basements and crawlspaces

...HRV for radon removal: if testing shows that removing radon from below the existing slab will not be successful, an HRV unit (heat recovery ventilator) or ERV u...

Naugler House: the most energy efficient Passive House design in New Brunswick
Efficient home design

New Brunswick's most energy efficient home is Passive House designed

...HRV ventilation system , eliminating the need and expense of installing a separate heating system. A PH-certified Zehnder Comfoair 200 was chosen for the HRV,...

Top Tips for Getting a House Ready for Winter
Wall assemblies - renovation

Winter preparation for your home - are you ready for the cold?

...HRV is adjusted, this would force more humid air out of any openings in the home and deposit moisture and ice preventing windows or doors from freezing properly...

Preventing radon gas in homes starts with testing for radon - the only sure way
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Radon Gas Awareness - Up to 10% of North American homes tested have unsafe radon levels

...HRV and an ERV to protect the indoor air quality of your home. Find all you need to know about Green Home Construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide Pages...