Heat Recovery Ventilator Ratings part 7, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Heat recovery ventilator ratings part 7 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Swegon, Systemair, Tek Supply, Titon, Totaline, Utek, Vaillant, VanEE, Venmar, and Vent-Axia brands.



This brand is a part of LATOUR GROUP and offers a wide selection of models. The CASA systems are only available in Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway, & Sweden. The warranty on the units is not as good as some other brands.


This brand offers a variety of models and features EC fans for quiet and efficient operation. They have auto defrosting and automatically switch to summer mode. Their website does not have a stated guarantee for their products.

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These ventilators are made by FANTECH and feature EBM motors and automatic defrost. They are backed by an average warranty.


These ventilators are made in the U.K. They are available in seven sizes to match the requirements of any home and have a boost function for enhanced pollutant removal. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee.


This brand features washable electrostatic air filters and EBM motors. They are backed by a pretty good guarantee.

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The MICRO-V 250 models are vertical wall mounted units. They offer an optional summer bypass for free cooling. The units are made in Italy but the warranty on the units is not very good when compared to other brands.


This brand is a part of the VAILLANT GROUP. The recoVAIR units are available in two sizes. They have an auto summer bypass mode for free cooling on summer nights. The standard controller can be programmed for normal, low, or boost operation. It even includes an energy gain display to show you how much energy you save in the summer bypass mode.

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This brand is only sold in Canada and is made by VENMAR which is a subsidiary of NORTEK. The GOLD SERIES offers basic units while the HE SERIES has quiet high efficiency models.


This brand is a subsidiary of NORTEK and is available in North America. The units are sold at home improvement centers but the warranty is not very good. The EVO5 offers quiet units with an electronic wall control but their guarantee is not very  good.

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The KINETIC E models are flexible independent systems with variable speed fans. The brand is made in the U.K. but their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.

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