Updated 9 Aug 2017

Drivaire

Drivaire Ai Plus

Snapshot: The Drivaire Drivaire Ai Plus is a positive pressure ventilation system with 10 automatic speeds. But what size house does it suit?

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Good points

  • Has heater option, though it costs an extra $1kW - $494, 2kW - $621.
  • Has heat transfer option.
  • Has summer cooling option.
  • Washable filter.
  • Has optional HEPA/carbon filter, good for removing odours from the air.

But

  • Replacement filters (DIY-installed) more expensive than average.

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
Positive pressure
House or room size (m²)
Up to 600

Prices

Installed price - estimated
$1730
Base filter price - DIY
$56
Installed filter cost
n/a

Control panel

Control panel fitted in living space
Yes
Fan speed controls
Auto 10 speeds
Adjust speed from panel
Yes
Adjustable temperature cut outs
high/low
Ceiling or room temperature display
room/ceiling

Features

Heater option
included
Heater option cost
1kW - $494, 2kW - $621
Heat transfer option
Yes
Heat transfer option cost
not stated
Summer cooling option
Yes
Summer cooling option cost
not stated
Extra outlets, each
195
Standard filter grade
EU4
Alternative filters
F6, F7, F7 with carbon, HEPA with carbon
Washable filter
Yes
WiFi/App control
No

Supplier information

DIY kit sellers
-
Performance warranty (months)
Driveaire guarantees it will be able to make its systems work without a specific time limit.
Warranty (parts and labour)
5 years