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New Magic Boxes?

PrairieBurner | Posted in Green Products and Materials on

Just wondering if there are any new HRV/heat pump combos out there other than the minotair boreal and the CERV? A magic box would be perfect for my house but haven’t heard of any new ones in a long time.


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  1. Alex_De_Gagne | | #1

    Hi David. The quick answer to your question is no, there’s no « new » product in that category that I know of (in full disclosure, I do work in sales for Minotair). That being said, and since fall 2017, Minotair manufactures a more evolved version of its previous product, the Boreal 12000, with seriously improved cooling and dehumidification capacities. It’s also a quieter unit. This new unit is called the PentaCare V12. Please check it on

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    Brian Pontolilo | | #2

    Hi David,

    Those are the only two of the kind that I am aware of. I met Alex this week and he showed us one of their units which seems like a highly functional appliance with lots of useful features. He’s very knowledgeable, so if you have questions, definitely reach out to him.

    I also talked to a Passive House builder who is using the Minotaur units in his homes and he had positive things to say about them.

    If you find any other competitive units, please let us know.

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