With elevated levels of formaldehyde in my home air, should I install an ERV or HRV system?
I just tested the air quality in my home and found it to have elevated levels of formaldehyde.
We researched and found among other things (lowering the humidity, getting clean air plants in the home, air purifiers, getting rid of the formaldehyde containing furniture), installing a system to push fresh air into the home would help to lower or get rid of the formaldehyde.
(I live in Chicago, IL in a home that was built in the late 50’s)
They will all be using the existing duct work and there is minimal space to install the machine.
The 3 quotes were:
1. New Life Breath ERV system, around 100 cfm ($3,146)
2. Carrier Comfort Series ERV, 100 cfm ($4,195)
3. Bryant ERV XXNNA090, 90-130 cfm ($3,160)
I received these 3 quotes above. Is the ERV the best option for my house and for eliminating the formaldehyde, or would an HRV be better? Also, are each different companies ERV’s and HRV’s relatively the same quality?
Thanks in advance for your help!!!