What should my HRV be set at in summer?
As a general rule of thumb, you should set your system’s dehumidistat to 25 percent to 50 percent depending on the temperature to keep condensation at bay. For instance, 50 percent is the maximum relative humidity you should have if the outdoor temperature is between -11 degrees Celsius to 18 degrees Celsius.
Is it OK to turn off the HRV?
In a nutshell, you should shut off the HRV humidistatic control as soon as the furnace is not being used on the heat setting. You’ve noted that you open the windows in the shoulder seasons, which will passively add significant fresh air and naturally dry the warm air inside the cottage.
Why is my HRV always on?
Your ERV/HRV may run continuously on high speed if: The main control is set for high speed. A timer has been pressed for high speed override. The set point for RH (Relative Humidity) is below the actual relative humidity of your home.
How do I know my HRV is working?
To check if it is working, the HRV should come on automatically when the RH settings are turned down below the normal range without engaging any other switches or controls.
Should you run your HRV in summer?
The answer depends on your home’s air conditioning system, your ERV wall control, the outdoor temperature and, most importantly, the outdoor relative humidity. As a rule of thumb, if you are more comfortable outside than inside your house, you should run your air exchanger in the summer.
Should you run your HRV all the time?
To ensure that you home is well-ventilated and maintains good air quality, your HRV and ERV should run continuously. Many HRV fans can operate at low, medium, or high speeds depending on the ventilation requirements.
When can I turn off my HRV?
There are different schools of thought on this subject, but as a general rule of thumb, it’s best to only turn your HRV system off completely during the summer if you have your windows open.
Should furnace fan run with HRV?
Running the furnace fan on continuous low speed is a good idea to improve air movement within your home, but it only makes sense in the heating and cooling seasons. Unless you have areas in your home that are problematic for condensation and poor air circulation, seasonal use of this and the HRV should be sufficient.
Should HRV be always running?
How long does an HRV system last?
An HRV system, on the other hand, typically has a lifespan of 10–15 years. You can increase the lifespan of either type by taking good care of its fans, vents, ventilation core, filters, and other components.