ERV with HEPA filtration options
Been a lurker here and I have a question and looking for advice.
Im building a new home, my previous home burned down. Im in Southern California, climate zone 3b, and my house will be pretty air tight, built with sip panels and using mini splits for heating and cooling. House is around 4300 sqft, I talked with some people and they recommended 3 Panasonic FV-04VE1 ERV units for ventilation throughout because of the lack of attic spaces and expenses.
The problem I have is that those Panasonic units dont have that great of a filter system, and where Im at, it gets pretty dusty and dirty because of the environment outside. I want to incorporate a HEPA filtration system with this house.
So what are my options here? It doesnt look like you can hook up to the Panasonic unit FV-04VE1 units .
The HEPA systems I have seen are by Fantech (CM 3000 standalone unit, needs to be connected through collars), and the Broan ERVH100S (which is an ERV with HEPA all-in-one) .
This house will be as close to net zero and energy efficient as possible . Which option would you choose, regarding ERV/HEPA? The Broan all in one unit or a separate ERV with a HEPA unit attached like the Fantech? Budget is also a concern and I am not looking at ducting throughout house. Very minimal.
Opinions and thoughts are welcome, thanks for your time.