World's Best ERV: 

Our top rated energy recovery ventilator is Carrier which is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. The PERFORMANCE SERIES units are cross flow units with automatic defrost and a very good warranty. They are available in both horizontal and vertical models.

Other Energy Recovery Ventilator Ratings

We continue our energy recovery ventilator ratings with an alphabetical list of manufacturers and reviews of their products.

BRAND------------WEBSITE--------RATING

AIR POHODA-----airpohoda.eu-------<1*

The ULTIMA iERV features energy efficient EC motors and can operate as a HRV or an ERV for flexibility. They have electronic controls and can maintain a set humidity level. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.

ALDES-------------aldes.us------------<1* 

They offer a variety of models in the AEROMATIC series. The units are available in North America but the warranty on the core is not very good when compared to other brands.

ALTO---------  alto-air.com.cn  --------<1*

These ventilators are made in China and offer variable airflows. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.

AMERICAN STANDARD-americanstandardair.com--5*

The ACCUEXCHANGE units are available in three sizes to match the fresh air needs of your home. They have an easy slide out filter but it is only a basic washable filter. The brand is a part of INGERSOLL RAND and the units are backed by a good guarantee.

APRILAIRE---------aprilaire.com-------<1*

The model 8100 units are designed for continuous operation. They are basic units with cross-flow cores for efficient transfer but their website is not much help and the warranty is not very good.

BROAN------------broan.com----------<1*

This brand is a subsidiary of NORTEK and the units are made by VENMAR. The brand offers three sizes of basic units but the warranty is not very good.

BRYANT-----------bryant.com------------5*

The units are manufactured by Venmar. The PREFERRED LINE offers vertical or horizontal mounted units. They feature a crossflow core and either basic, standard, or automatic controls. The units have automatic defrost based on outside air temperature and are backed by a very good warranty.

CLAIRITECH-----clairitech.com--------<1* 

This brand is made in Canada and is sold throughout North America. The 120 HYBRID is a dual core ERV/HRV stand alone system designed for basements. It has one path for air from the basement where humidity is always removed and a separate path through its own core for the rest of the house. The units do not require a condensate drain but the guarantee on the core is not very good when compared to other brands.

CLEAN COMFORT--cleancomfort.com--<1*

The VE SERIES offers three sizes of units and features three operating modes. The brand is from DAIKIN GLOBAL but their warranty is not very good when compared to other brands.

DISMY-------------dismy.cn------------<1* 

This brand is made in China and features basic units. They use PSC motors (old technology) and paper cores. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.

ENERVENT---------enervent.fi---------<1*

These units are from ENSTO ENERVENT and are only available in Europe. They offer a variety of models and the night cooling mode is an efficient cooling option. The MD CONTROL is a smart wireless touch screen control that senses humidity and CO2 concentration to adjust the system operation. The guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands.

FANTECH----------fantech.net---------<1* 

The units have an electrostatic filter, electronic controls and advanced EBM motors for quiet efficient operation. The brand is a part of SYSTEMAIR and the units are available in North America but their warranty is not very good.

FIELD CONTROLS--fieldcontrols.com--<1*

This brand is made in the USA but only offers one size of unit. Their website is not much help and the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands.

FUJITSU----  fujitsu-general.com  ----<1* 

These ventilators are available in five sizes to closely match the needs of the home. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.

GeneralAire-----generalaire.com------<1* 

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 but the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands.

GREENTEK------imperialgroup.ca-------4* 

This brand is from IMPERIAL MANUFACTURING GROUP and is made in Canada. The MODEL PE -PROFESSIONAL units are available in two sizes of units. They have a polymer membrane with microban antimicrobial coating. The brand uses push through construction for quieter operating and are backed by a good warranty.

HELIOS---------heliosfans.co.uk------<1* 

The KWL systems have "easy controls" where they can be controlled by a laptop or smartphone. The units are made in Germany and are available in Europe and Australia. They are available in five sizes but the warranty is not very good.

HONEYWELL--yourhome.honeywell.com--<1*

The TRUEFRESH ventilation systems require professional installation. Their website is not much help and the guarantee on the core is not very good when compared to other brands.

IMPERIAL------imperialgroup.ca--------4* 

This brand is from IMPERIAL MANUFACTURING GROUP and is made in Canada. The MODEL PE -PROFESSIONAL units are available in two sizes of units. They have a polymer membrane with microban antimicrobial coating. The brand uses push through construction for quieter operating and are backed by a good warranty.

KOMFOVENT-----komfovent.com------<1* 

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.

LENNOX---------lennox.com-----------<1*

The HEALTHY CLIMATE units use an electronic control which measures the outdoor and indoor temperatures and humidity levels. The guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands.

LIFEBREATH-----lifebreath.com-----<1* 

These ventilators are manufactured by AIRIA BRANDS INC. The units have an aluminum crossflow core and a five speed motor. They have stand-alone multi-featured controls but the same functions can easily be performed with the latest in thermostat technology. They are available in four sizes but the warranty is not as good as some other brands.

NAVIEN---------kdnavien.com---------<1* 

This brand is made in South Korea. Their premium models offer automatic operation that is controlled by a CO2 sensor. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.

NU AIR----- nu-airventilation.com ---<1* 

This brand is made in Canada and features a variety of sizes of units to match the needs of your home. The WINDSOR series units have adjustable motors and enhanced control options. While the warranty on most parts is good, the guarantee on the core is not when compared to other brands.

OSTBERG-------ostberg.com----------<1* 

The HERU ventilators are available in two models and seven sizes. They have MERV 13 filters for cleaning the air and two state of the art EBM fans that can be individually adjusted. They are controlled by a wireless remote. Their website does not have a stated warranty policy.

RecoupAerator----ultimateair.com----<1* 

These units have two ECM motors for efficiency and they have a MERV 12 filters for improved cleaning of the air. The guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands.

RENEWAIRE------renewaire.com-------2*  

This brand is a part of SOLER & PALAU VENTILATION GROUP. The BR 70 & 130 models mount to the return air duct for ease of installation. The EV models are available in four sizes to match the size of the home. They can be controlled to operate for a percentage of time or use with a push button for point of use operation.

RENOVENT--brinkclimatesystems.nl--<1* 

This brand is made in the Netherlands and is sold throughout Europe. The EXCELLENT SERIES is available in three sizes and has a bypass for free summer cooling. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.

REVERSOMATIC---reversomatic.com--<1* 

These ventilators are made in Canada and sold in the USA as well. The DELUXE SERIES features a programmable wall control as well as automatic electronic air-balancing. The warranty on the units is not as good as many other brands.

SOLER & PALAU- solerpalau-usa.com --2*

The TR series ventilators are available in four sizes to match the needs of the home. They have a MERV 8 filter to clean the air and do not require a condensate connection for easier installation. They are backed by a good warranty.

STIEBEL ELTRON- stiebel-eltron.de --<1* 

The LWZ PLUS models are available in three sizes and feature an easy to change filter. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.

TOTALINE----------totaline.com---------3* 

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

TRANE------------trane.com-------------5* 

The FreshEffects units feature flexible mounting and a crossflow core. They have passive defrost so they do not require a condensate drain and they are backed by a very good guarantee.

ULTRAVENTOR----summeraire.com---<1* 

These units are made in Canada and are only available in North America. The warranty on the core is not very good when compared to other brands.

VanEE--------------vanee.ca-----------<1* 

This brand is only sold in Canada and is made by VENMAR which is a subsidiary of NORTEK. The GOLD SERIES offers basic units but the warranty is not very good when compared to other brands.

VENMAR-----------venmar.ca----------<1* 

This brand is a subsidiary of NORTEK and is available in North America. They are made in Canada and the DUO models feature efficient ECM motors but the warranty is not as good as other brands.

VENTS---------  vents-us.com  --------<1*

The FRIGATE ERV 120S features a cross flow core with MERV 6 air filters and automatic defrost. The guarantee on the core is not very good when compared to other brands.

VITOVENT-------viessmann.de--------<1* 

This brand has a night cooling mode and DC motors for quiet efficient operation. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products..

WHISPERCOMFORT--panasonic.com--<1* 

This unit is a ceiling insert spot erv. It typically is used to replace a bath fan. It is designed for continuous ventilation. It is only available through dealers.

YORK---------------york.com----------<1* 

These units are actually Honeywell units that are sold by York dealers as part of a total comfort system. Their website is not much help and the warranty is not very good.

ZEHNDER----zehnderamerica.com----<1* 

The COMFOAIR models are available in a variety of sizes and offer an optional wireless remote control. The warranty on the brand is not as good as many other brands.