ERV instead of kitchen range hood
Hi, gents. Kitchen ventilation is not required by code in my city. But it’s still a good idea to ventillate over a gas range.
My home will be built tight (oooh, cue scary music), so I’m going to need supplemental ventilation to bring in some air changes.
If I go with a an ERV (maybe a Honeywell, Panasonic, or Zhender), can I duct a return over the kitchen range in the ceiling and forego the traditional exhaust vent fans? I’d like to utilize this for bathrooms as well.
The Panasonic unit I’m interested in is $800-900. A kitchen range hood vent is ~$2000. This can make sense from a cost perspective. But will it work? Can I have in-demand control of it to turn it on while cooking? I’m unfamiliar with the technology and how these can be wired up.
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