HRV flue combination
I notice on the web there are several references to HRV+flue combinations. I've not seen a discussion of that here though.
In concept it seems like it would be very efficient since the very cold incoming air could accept heat more readily than the indoor ambient air of a normal HRV.
A risk seems like possible increase in creosote condensation. I'm wondering though if it might actually be able to detect and slow a flue fire?
I suppose reduction in draft might be possible if it cools the flue too much, but if it's really a balanced system, that hypothetically should be resolved and it could even be programmed to increase draft when needed.
So what are people's thoughts and experiences?
Posted Sat, 09/14/2013 - 09:16
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