Lifebreath METRO 120D-ECM Ceiling Mount Series (HRV)
Designed for high-rise buildings & town homes, our most compact unit to date, the Metro Series features an ECM motor that quietly introduces a supply of fresh outdoor air into each suite with up to 130 CFM airflow; addressing the quality of occupant air, reducing the building’s environmental impacts and placing minimal load on the HVAC system.
- Slim Height of 9.75” Discreetly installs in any bulkhead and drop ceiling maximizing the in-suite area.
- Designed for Accessibility. With a hinged door and sliding panel, the motor and electronics are easily removable for maintenance.
- Energy Efficient. The ECM motor uses the equivalent electricity of one LED light bulb when operating on low.
- Intelligent Defrost Damper Motor. Our circuit boards are built with defrost technology, that closes off outside air to prevent damper frost.
- Energy Star: This product earned the ENERGY STAR® by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by Natural Resources Canada and the US EPA. It meets ENERGY STAR® requirements only when used in Canada.
|Motors and Blowers||Each airstream has an independant centrifugal blower with ECM motor with multiple fan speed operations.|
|Core||THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE, PATENTED ALUMINUM HEX CORE Counter-flow heat recovery core transfers heat between two airstreams. It is easily removed for cleaning or service|
|Defrost||Recirculating damper defrost system.|
|Case||Twenty gauge prepainted galvanized steel for superior corrosion resistance. Insulated to prevent exterior condensation.|
|Filters||Washable antimicrobial MERV 6 air filters in exhaust and supply air streams.|
|Controls||Main control can be wall mounted in a central location. 3 wire 20 gauge (min.) 100 ft. length (max.)|
|Mounting||Mounting brackets supplied|
|Power Cord||3 ft~|
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.