Summer cooling using ERV circuit?
Just watched The BS* + Be”er Show: Hydronic Heating and Cooling” with great interest. I am building a (nearly) passive house (a tear down to foundation and complete replacement) and hoped to not need an air handler with its associated ducting. Clearly radiant (going with ceiling radiant) is the way to go for heat but the risks for cooling are significant.
Can a low load home be cooled with a water to air exchanger in the ERV (fresh air) loop?
I am also looking into an ERV that incorporates a dehumidifier (saw this in an article in GBA). The source of heat and cooling is a GSHP that I am reusing – I can provide more information on that if needed but am trying to avoid over complicating this question.
Any advice will be appreciated. I am in Zone 5b: -26.1°C to -23.3°C
Marmora Ontario Canada.
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