Updated 9 Aug 2017

Dry Living

Dry Living System

Snapshot: The Dry Living Dry Living System is a positive pressure ventilation system with automatic fan speeds. But what size house does it suit?

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Good points

  • Replacement filters (DIY-installed) cheaper-than-average.
  • Has heater option included.
  • Has heat transfer option included.
  • Has summer cooling option included.
  • Washable filter.
  • Has optional charcoal filter ($80), good for removing odours from the air, and optional HEPA filter ($440).

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
Positive Pressure
House or room size (m²)
Up to 280

Prices

Installed price - estimated
$6000
Base filter price - DIY
$65
Installed filter cost
$120

Control panel

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

Features

Heater option
Included
Heater option cost
Included
Heat transfer option
Included
Heat transfer option cost
n/a
Summer cooling option
Yes
Summer cooling option cost
included
Extra outlets, each
$140.00
Standard filter grade
G3
Alternative filters
Charcoal $110 F7 $110.00 Hepa $440.00
Washable filter
Yes
WiFi/App control
No

Supplier information

DIY kit sellers
Contact Dryliving
Performance warranty (months)
3 winter months
Warranty (parts and labour)
5 years