Hi, I need to make a fairly quick decision on an ERV. The house build is many months behind schedule, and the builder has fallen off the map so it looks like this part of the project I may have to contract out to someone else. Before the builder disappeared, we were in line to get a Jablotron Futura (formerly Air Pahoda). They really pushed this brand, and I’m embarrassed to say I didn’t do any research in ERVs, so I don’t even know for sure it’s any good (we were told by them it’s the best, the reasons for which I didn’t delve into, again to my discredit). So with other options available, what would be some good choices? The house is about 2400 square feet on two levels, passive house design with in floor heating. There’s also passive ground loop, basically just three long coils of poly pipe buried 4 feet below the slab, which needs to be integrated into the ERV setup to pre-condition the air. I have no idea if that’s standard for an ERV, or that was a particular feature for which the Futura was originally chosen. Other than that, the obvious considerations are operating cost, recovery efficiency, noise, automatic balancing, etc. Getting several options would be great, since I’m sure not all will be available in my area (Southwest Ontario).
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