Heat recovery ventilator ratings part 3 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Dantherm, DHI, Direct Air, Dismy, Dynair, Fantech, Field Controls, Fresh, GeneralAire, and Genvex brands.
The HCV5 ventilators are designed for colder climates and are stand alone systems with heating options. They feature efficient EC fan motors and electronic controls. Their website does not have a stated warranty policy for their products.
This brand is made in China by NINGBO DONGHAI INDUSTRIA. They offer seven sizes of units for the home. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.
These ventilators are controlled by a humidistat and feature dual three speed EBM motors for quiet and efficient operation. They have washable electrostatic filters for good air filtration and are available in five sizes to match the size of the home. They are backed by a good warranty.
This brand features basic ventilators that are made in China. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.
The AERA range offers both horizontal and vertical versions in a variety of sizes. They have two speed EBM motors for quiet and efficient operation. The brand is a division of MAICO ITALIA SpA and offers basic units but their website is not much help.
These units are available in a variety of models with an electrostatic filter and EBM motors. They have many control options available but only an average warranty. The brand is a part of SYSTEMAIR.
This brand is made in the USA and offers three sizes of units. Their website is not much help and the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands.
These ventilators are available worldwide. The CF SERIES units are available in two sizes and have advanced digital controls with an integrated humidity sensor and summer bypass function. Their website does not have a stated guarantee for the units.
These units are available in two sizes and have two operating modes (intermittent and continuous). They have a variable speed fan motor and proportional defrost for added energy efficiency.
The brand is a part of Metro Therm which is owned by NIBE GROUP. The ENERGY SERIES units feature low watt ecm motors and a fully modulating summer bypass for energy efficiency. They are available in either vertical or horizontal mount units and feature electronic controls including a timer function. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.