Updated 9 Aug 2017

Avon Electric

Cleanaire MA400-80

Snapshot: The Avon Electric Cleanaire MA400-80 is a balanced pressure ventilation system with manually variable fan speeds. But what size house does it suit?

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Good points

  • Replacement filters (DIY-installed) cheaper-than-average.
  • Has heat transfer option.
  • Has summer cooling option, though it costs an extra $46.
  • Washable filter.

But

No obvious bad points.

Our assessment

We use specifications supplied by the manufacturer plus reliability and satisfaction data from our 2017 reliability survey to assess each system. Note: only DVS, HRV, SmartVent and MoistureMASTER had enough respondents for us to comment on their brand reliability and user satisfaction.

Specifications

Model

Origin
NZ
Type
Balanced pressure
House or room size (m²)
Up to 140

Prices

Installed price - estimated
POA
Base filter price - DIY
$46
Installed filter cost
n/a

Control panel

Control panel fitted in living space
Yes
Fan speed controls
Manual, variable
Adjust speed from panel
Yes
Adjustable temperature cut outs
n/a
Ceiling or room temperature display
n/a

Features

Heater option
na
Heater option cost
n/a
Heat transfer option
Yes
Heat transfer option cost
not stated
Summer cooling option
Yes
Summer cooling option cost
$46
Extra outlets, each
na
Standard filter grade
G3
Alternative filters
POA
Washable filter
Yes
WiFi/App control
No

Supplier information

DIY kit sellers
Avon Electric
Performance warranty (months)
3 winter months
Warranty (parts and labour)
6 years on entire heat recovery ventilator, further 6 years on air to air heat exchanger.

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