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Are there any simple alternatives to an HRV/ERV?

Matthew Hanks | Posted in Mechanicals on

I’m building a large (6200 sq’) ICF home and the home owner doesn’t want to spend the money on an HRV or ERV system. The home is in the foothills of Colorado and cracking windows and turning on exhaust fans will work for many days of the year, but for the winter month we’re looking for a simple system to introduce conditioned fresh air. Is there anything on the market for this type of application?


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    Martin Holladay | | #1

    Here's an article that explains everything you need to know: Designing a Good Ventilation System.

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