"EV05 500" Air Exchanger is rated
Rated 5 out of
I purchased the unit to replace my old air exchanger that was defective. The install was very easy as the in and out vent locations were pretty much in the same spot. I had to make minor adjustments as the unit sizes were a few inches in difference and the vent connections on the old unit were 6inch and the new 5inch. Besides that wiring was already there from my old unit. The new wall control is amazing. The unit is extremely quiet even on Turbo mode and does not vibrate at all.
This a great product.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of
Excellent first impressions
I just installed this machine myself and am very impressed by its look and VERY quite operation. I really like the size compared to my two previous HRV units. One suggestion to Venmar - come up with a different way to hang the unit. The chains and springs are very awkward to engage around the supplied screws and hooks. Leveling is even more awkward because the chain links are inconsistent and have a tendency to jam around one another. The springs work well to decouple the unit noise from structure, but the chains are a royal pain. I even had the unit sitting on a platform while I hooked up the hanging hardware. It would be nearly impossible if you had to hold up one end and engage the chains and springs. Other than that, installation is a breeze. The manual needs work. It has several typos and is obviously not written by a technical writer. The hardcopy diagrams are hard to see. The online ones are only slightly better because you can zoom in.
It hasn't been tested under a "house closed for winter" condition, but I anticipate that it should do the job. Overall, I highly recommend the Venmar.
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 4 out of
Turbo features work good to eliminate bad odors fast.
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 2 out of
Hrv bearings in motor only lasted 13 months
I purchasd the HRV and had it proffesinaly installed. The HRV worked great for 13 months but began to get louder to the point where it could not be used. Service technician was here today and advised the motor needs replacing due to bearing. I had registered the product at time of purchase on line and that extened the warrenty to 2 years. Parts had to be ordered from manufacturer and would take a week to arrive. Although I had to pay for service trip, parts and installation of parts are to be covered by warranty.
Date published: 2019-02-24