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Which ERV model is the best to use?

Planning a 1-story 3-bedroom house with 2,300 sq. ft heated/cooled space
Use ground-source heat pump.

Asked by richard currie
Posted Jan 27, 2013 9:18 AM ET
Edited Jan 28, 2013 5:47 AM ET


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So far I've only specified Zehnder units. As far as I know they're the most efficient, they're quiet, and the distribution system is very easy to install - very "plug and play" with the connections. They are probably the most expensive out there though - $6-7k in the end - but you get what you pay for.

I don't have any experience with others, though I hear things from colleagues - but not the kinds of things that will get me to use something else, at least not yet.

Answered by Cramer Silkworth
Posted Jan 27, 2013 2:01 PM ET


In addition to the Zehnder models, one model that is often mentioned by builders of energy-efficient homes is the UltimateAir RecoupAerator 200DX ERV.

For more information on this topic, see HRV or ERV?

Answered by Martin Holladay, GBA Advisor
Posted Jan 28, 2013 5:51 AM ET

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