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What setting should my HRV be on in winter?

What setting should my HRV be on in winter?

Tips for using your HRV Set the control to the highest setting in warmer weather; lower the setting as the weather gets colder. In winter, set the dehumidistat just low enough to prevent condensation on windows.

How do you use the Lifebreath ventilation system?

The Lifebreath Ventilation Control offers advanced features to control your home’s ventilation. Press and release the ON/OFF button . The light above will illuminate and the fan will turn on to LOW speed. Your unit will reduce indoor humidity when outdoor humidity levels are lower than indoor humidity levels.

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.

Does HRV control humidity?

An HRV is a controlled ventilation system that helps reduce high humidity, pollutants and odours by replacing stale air with fresh warm air. Exhaust air is not only stale and damp, but (providing there is existing heating in the home) warmer than the outdoor temperature.

How does a Lifebreath HRV work?

In winter, the HRV’s patented aluminum core transfers heat from outgoing, stale air to incoming fresh air so that it doesn’t need to be fully reheated. In summer, the HRV works in reverse, removing heat from incoming air, helping your home stay cool.

Should I run my 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.

Is HRV good in summer?

In Summer, the HRV will maintain Indoor Air QUALITY, and it will contribute to improving Indoor Air COMFORT, but if the home suffers from excessive heat gain from sunshine on hot summer days, the HRV may not have sufficient capacity provide Indoor COMFORT.