What to look for in an ERV?
Looking for info on how to select an ERV and how to coordinate/integrate with other existing mechanical systems. I am doing a significant main floor remodel in a 30 year old home.
Part of my goal is to make the home more efficient and comfortable. Ideally the selected ERV will be able to interact with the existing heat pump or a future heat pump and will be relatively efficient in operation.
At the moment I am looking at the RenewAire EV Premium M. I plan to pull air from a master bathroom and a powder room and return the fresh air close to existing cold air return ducts. Existing HVAC is a 3 ton Bard heat pump with an open loop. Be nice if the two could “talk” to one another although I don’t really know what the benefit would be.
I have reviewed several of the existing ERV/HRV threads going back 3 or 4 years. Tons of learning has occurred :).
What should I be thinking about when I evaluate ERV options?
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