Need consultant expert on residential ERV/HRV air balancing
I live in northern VA suburbs. My residential HVAC system includes a LifeBreath ERV, which has been installed for 5 yrs. During that time, I have had contracts with 3 different HVAC service companies. NONE of them have been able to keep my ERV exhaust & intake air flows balanced. In the DC metro area, is there someone who is expert on RESIDENTIAL ERV/HRV installation & air flow balancing whom I can hire as a consultant to (1) diagnose cause of my ERV air flow balancing problem, (2) recommend solutions, (3) provide on-going ERV maintenance, or if not, at least teach myself and my HVAC contractor how to balance the ERV air flows? Please provide advice, contact info, etc.
On a related matter, I have found that even with a "whole-house dehumidifier system" , in this climate region, it is impossible to operate a residential fresh air ventilation system DURING THE HOT HUMID MONTHS, without the house interior humidity being raised over 50% and frequently over 60%. To date, in hot humid weather, we have had to shut off the ERV system in order to keep interior humidity levels below 50% even with a whole house dehumidifier system in operation.
Posted May 14, 2014 4:09 PM ET
Edited May 14, 2014 4:14 PM ET
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