Where should ERV vents be placed?
Installing an Energy Recovery Ventilator
- The fresh air intake should be located where fresh air circulates, and away from driveways, range hood exhausts, furnace flue and laundry vents.
- The stale air from the home should come from a wall close to the kitchen, within one foot of the ceiling and 10 feet away from an oven.
Can an ERV be installed outside?
“O” Series energy recovery ventilators are designed for outside use in rooftop or “pad” installations where the application requires a “over and under” duct system.
Are ERV worth it?
In sum, an ERV offers more consistent ventilation and better control over how much fresh air you’re getting. It’s also easier on your utility bills.
How far apart do exhaust vents need to be?
Install air inlets at least 10 feet away from all contamination source terminations. Install air inlets in the wall at least 3 feet away from dryer exhausts and contamination sources that exit through the roof (as required by ENERGY STAR Certified Homes).
Does an ERV save money?
ERV systems save energy by reducing the need to cool or heat outside air. Although energy consumption from fans can rise after an ERV system installation, the savings in heating and cooling energy generally far outweigh any increases.
How far apart must my HRV fresh air intake be from exhaust?
The fresh air intake must be located approximately six feet or more from any exhaust device, including the discharge from the HRV/ERV. It should not be installed where noxious gases from outdoor sources are likely to be present, such as the exhaust of an automobile in a driveway.
How far apart should HRV vents be?
Hello, Our installer drilled two 6″ holes just under 3′ apart for our HRV’s intake and exhaust vents, but the manufacturer’s installation guide says they should be at least 6′ apart. There are no other exhaust vents near by.