Updated 9 Aug 2017

DVS

EC Automatic and Automatic Plus.

Snapshot: The DVS EC Automatic and Automatic Plus. is a positive pressure ventilation system with automatic fan speeds. But what size house does it suit?

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Test results

Brand reliability
?/10
Brand satisfaction
?/10
Overall score
88

Good points

  • Very good brand reliability.
  • High level of user satisfaction with this brand.
  • Replacement filters (DIY-installed) cheaper-than-average.
  • Replacement filters (including professional installation) cheaper-than-average.
  • Has optional carbon filter ($120), good for removing odours from the air.

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 600

Prices

Installed price - estimated
$1930
Base filter price - DIY
$62
Installed filter cost
$129

Control panel

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

Features

Heater option
yes
Heater option cost
n/a
Heat transfer option
n/a
Heat transfer option cost
n/a
Summer cooling option
n/a
Summer cooling option cost
n/a
Extra outlets, each
From $255
Standard filter grade
F7
Alternative filters
Carbon $120
Washable filter
n/a
WiFi/App control
No

Supplier information

DIY kit sellers
-
Performance warranty (months)
n/a
Warranty (parts and labour)
5 years