With our heat recovery ventilator ratings, you can cut through all the sales hype and find the best value. We have researched the manufacturers' data and combined it with our HVAC industry service experience to produce our unique system of ratings. These reviews are for systems that moderate the temperature of the fresh air that is brought into the home. For systems that moderate the humidity level as well as the temperature, you can check out our erv ratings.
We have given you our top pick followed by a complete list of manufacturers and their ratings.
Our top selection for a heat recovery ventilator is the XPH models from IMPERIAL MANUFACTURING GROUP in Canada. They are available in two sizes and feature variable speeds. They can be used for either intermittent or continuous ventilation and feature proportional defrost control which is based on the outside air temperature. This is more efficient and can lead to savings in operating costs. Their system of attaching the ducts to the unit makes it very easy to install and the DuoTrol balancing system provides for quieter operating. The systems are backed by a very good warranty but require professional installation. imperialgroup.ca
We continue our heat recovery ventilator ratings with an alphabetical list of manufacturers and reviews of their products.
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The DXR ventilators are stand alone systems with controls for each room. They have a free cooling mode and measure CO2 and humidity to provide just the right amount of air to each room. The systems are made in France and are available worldwide. The warranty on the systems is not very good when compared to other brands.
This brand is a part of the RIELLO GROUP. The RePuro range of ventilators offers standard models as well as units with an electric pre-heater for cold climates. They have an auto bypass for free cooling and a plasmacluster filter for cleaning the air. They are designed as a stand alone system with their own ducts. Their website does not have a stated guarantee for their products.
The DUPLEXVENT range offers a variety of models to fit most applications. The RK2 model includes two zone heating and is designed for low-energy or passive homes where they can provide the required heat. The warranty is not as good as many of the other brands.
The AEROMATIC range of ventilators have electronic flow calibration to easily balance the flow of air. The EVACMAX feature provides an on demand boost of ventilation for the bathroom. The guarantee on their fan motors is not very good when compared to other brands but the units can be purchased through online retailers.
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