HRV used when only an ERV is needed
My electrician has an HRV that was leftover from a different job and is willing to cut me a very good deal on it. Its a Panasoni WhisperComfort FV-04E1.
I live in a low humidity area (central Oregon, zone 5B, cold dry winters and hot dry summers). I realize the humidity regulation aspect of the HRV is not needed — i.e. an ERV is probably more suitable.
(This is for a small 750 sq ft home heated by radiant floor heating supplemented by a mini split — no central furnace)
But, since its a good deal and appropriately sized, why not?
I was even thinking if someone wanted to, they could probably/possibly just remove the capillary portion of the unit? (The “enthalpy core” I think they call it?).
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