Updated 9 Aug 2017

HRV

Generation 3 Ventilation System

Snapshot: The HRV Generation 3 Ventilation System is a positive pressure ventilation system with automatic fan speeds. But what size house does it suit?

Generation 3 Ventilation System
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Test results

Brand reliability
?/10
Brand satisfaction
?/10
Overall score
87

Good points

  • Very good brand reliability.
  • High level of user satisfaction with this brand.
  • Has summer cooling option, though it costs an extra $1307.

But

  • Replacement filters (DIY-installed) more expensive than average.
  • Replacement filters (including professional installation) more expensive than average.
  • No heater option.
  • No heat transfer option.
  • Filter not washable.

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 880

Prices

Installed price - estimated
$3153
Base filter price - DIY
$170
Installed filter cost
$220

Control panel

Control panel fitted in living space
No
Fan speed controls
Auto
Adjust speed from panel
Yes
Adjustable temperature cut outs
Auto
Ceiling or room temperature display
room / ceiling

Features

Heater option
No
Heater option cost
No
Heat transfer option
no
Heat transfer option cost
n/a
Summer cooling option
Yes
Summer cooling option cost
$1307
Extra outlets, each
na
Standard filter grade
F8 Plus Seta Filtration
Alternative filters
Seta Diffuser Filters - $69 for 5
Washable filter
No
WiFi/App control
No

Supplier information

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

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