Lifebreath ERV SERIES 230 ERVR
|Motors and Blowers||two independent motorized impellers|
|Core||Energy recovery core (ERV) is a crossflow exchanger that incorporates a selective membrane for moisture transfer without allowing cross contamination of the air streams. Used for balanced mechanical ventilation in humid environments to reduce air conditioning (AC) energy cost. Water condensation by the AC is reduced by allowing water vapor from fresh air stream to migrates across the membrane into the exhaust stream. In colder climates, moisture transfer is reverse and the unit helps to moderate humidity and the core is a highly efficient heat exchanger. Each core is tested to ensure low leakage.|
|Serviceability||Latched door to allow easy access to core and filters for cleaning. 25″ clearance recommended.|
|Case||20GA pre paint galvanized steel|
|Insulation||3/4″ foil face Styrofoam|
|Filters||Washable on supply and exhaust|
|Mounting||Typically hung with supplied strap and hook kit.|
Homes up to 5000sq.ft. and various commercial applications,
Top port design with 2 speed operations. High speed has 3 selectable settings and unit includes damper and adjustable hanging straps.
- Enthalpy Exchange core
- Top port design
- 2 speed operations. High speed has 3 selectable settings.
What is an Air Exchanger?
An Air Exchanger otherwise known as an HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilator) or an ERV (Energy Recovery Ventilator), is a whole house mechanical ventilation system. It is typically connected to your existing furnace return duct and contains two high-efficiency motors. The supply motor draws fresh air in from the outside while the exhaust motor pushes stale indoor contaminated air outside. The two airstreams never mix when passing through the HRV or ERV cores.
What is the difference between an HRV and an ERV?
In an HRV, the two air steams are separated by a heat recovery core, which will transfer only heat energy. In the winter, the warm indoor air passes through the HRV core as it’s being exhausted and warms up the incoming fresh outside air. In the summer, the cycle is reversed and the cool indoor air cools down the hot outdoor air recovering the energy. HRV’s will control excess humidity in cooler seasons by introducing outdoor air into your home.
In an ERV, the two air streams are separated by an energy recovery core, which will transfer both heat and moisture energy. In the winter, the warm indoor air passes through the ERV core as it’s being exhausted and warms up the incoming fresh outside air. As well, it will redirect approximately 50% of the indoor moisture back into your home. In the summer, the cycle is reversed and the cool indoor air cools down the hot outdoor air recovering the energy. In addition the ERV will redirect approximately 50% of the outdoor moisture (humidity) back outdoors. Thus, ERV’s are a better choice in all but the most northern climates for providing year-round comfort.
Benefits of Air Exchangers:
- Air Exchangers bring a continuous supply of fresh outside air into your
- Air Exchangers exhaust environmental contaminants for improved indoor air quality.
- Air Exchangers save energy in the winter by recovering heat from exhaust air.
- Air Exchangers save energy in the summer by recovering cool indoor air from exhaust air.
- Air Exchangers help prevent mould and mildew.
- Air Exchangers help minimize odours and cooking residue.
- Air Exchangers can reduce harmful Radon Gas levels where active soil depressurization is unlikely to be successful.