Updated 9 Aug 2017

HomeTech

ERS170

Snapshot: The HomeTech ERS170 is a balanced pressure ventilation system with 3 automatic fan speeds. But what size house does it suit?

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Good points

  • Replacement filters (DIY-installed) cheaper-than-average.
  • Replacement filters (including professional installation) cheaper-than-average.
  • Washable filter.
  • Has optional charcoal filter ($80), good for removing odours from the air.

But

  • No heater option.
  • No heat transfer option.
  • No summer cooling option.

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
Canada
Type
Balanced ventilation
House or room size (m²)
Up to 300

Prices

Installed price - estimated
$3799
Base filter price - DIY
$80
Installed filter cost
$160

Control panel

Control panel fitted in living space
Yes
Fan speed controls
Auto, 3 speeds
Adjust speed from panel
Yes
Adjustable temperature cut outs
Operates on Humidity
Ceiling or room temperature display
No

Features

Heater option
no
Heater option cost
No
Heat transfer option
no
Heat transfer option cost
n/a
Summer cooling option
No
Summer cooling option cost
No
Extra outlets, each
$150
Standard filter grade
Electrostatic
Alternative filters
Charcoal $80
Washable filter
Yes
WiFi/App control
No

Supplier information

DIY kit sellers
n/a
Performance warranty (months)
1 year
Warranty (parts and labour)
6 years (lifetime warranty for polypropylene core heat exchanger