Heat recovery ventilator ratings part 5 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Johnson & Starley, Kair, KNV, Komfovent, Lennox, Lifebreath, Manrose, Mitsui, and Nibe brands.
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These units are made and sold in the U.K. They have optional electronic filtration and efficient EBM motors but their website does not have a stated guarantee for the products.
This brand is distributed throughout the U.K. The iECO 4 range offers four different models to suit your home/apartment. They use an efficient crossflow heat exchanger and have a summer bypass as well as frost protection. The warranty is not as good as many other brands.
The FRESH LINE units are available in two sizes and feature low power DC motors and an automatic summer bypass. They offer optional humidity and CO2 sensors but their website does not have a stated guarantee for their products.
This brand is made in Latvia by AMALVA. The DOMEKT series of units features programmable controls. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.
The HEALTHY CLIMATE units are basic units. Their website is not much help and the guarantee is not as good as some of the other brands.
These ventilators are manufactured by AIRIA BRANDS INC. The MAX SERIES units have an aluminum crossflow core and a five speed motor while the RNC series has a two speed motor. They have stand-alone multi-featured controls but the same functions can easily be performed with the latest in thermostat technology. The units are only sold through their limited dealer network and the warranty is not as good as some other brands.
This brand is made and sold in the U.K. The LO WATT DC is a stand alone system that is controlled by a humidity sensor. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.
This brand is made in Italy and is available in Europe. They offer four sizes of units and they are available in either horizontal or vertical mounted models. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.
The GV-HR ventilators are available in three sizes and feature EC motor technology. They offer an optional electric pre-heater for colder climates but their website does not have a stated guarantee for their products.