Anybody familiar with British Columbia building codes?
I am building a home in BC, and plan to use Lunos e2 for my HRV. There is a lot of stuff about ventilation and HRV in the latest code revision (Dec 2014, I believe). Is there, by any chance, anybody out there familiar with the BC codes that can tell me if I am going to experience issues trying to use the Lunos fans?
A couple things that I am concerned about (off the top of my head).
– The code seems to want a single switch that is to be left on ensuring the fans are always running to the minimum cfm – this requirement seems based on a centralized ventilation system and not necessarily easily adaptable to Lunos.
– Code minimum ventilation rates are higher than what I am intending to provide with my Lunos fans. I figure that additional ventilation will be created by bathroom fans and range hood (non-HRV, of course) such that I overall I should be fine for ventilation, but my dedicated HRV cfm from the Lunos will be less than the mandated code amount. This also plays into the fact that I would like to not leave them all on the highest setting all the time.
– It looks like BC code requires a CSA approval that I don’t believe the Lunos fans have.
It might be a long shot looking for somebody familiar with BCBC here, but I figured I would check. Thanks!
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