Updated 9 Aug 2017

DVS

EC Climate Controlled

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

EC Climate Controlled
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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 heater option, though it costs an extra $340.
  • Has heat transfer option, though it costs an extra $from $1120.
  • Has summer cooling option, though it costs an extra $1150.
  • 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
$2875
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/low
Ceiling or room temperature display
both

Features

Heater option
na
Heater option cost
$340
Heat transfer option
yes
Heat transfer option cost
from $1120
Summer cooling option
Yes
Summer cooling option cost
From $1150
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

Member reviews