Updated 9 Aug 2017

HRV

Heat Transfer

Snapshot: The HRV Heat Transfer is heat transfer system with automatic fan speeds. But what size house does it suit?

Heat Transfer
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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.
  • Replacement filters (including professional installation) cheaper-than-average.
  • Has heat transfer option.

But

  • Replacement filters (DIY-installed) more expensive than average.
  • No heater option.
  • No summer cooling 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
Heat transfer
House or room size (m²)
Up to 880

Prices

Installed price - estimated
$1499
Base filter price - DIY
n/a
Installed filter cost
$69

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

Features

Heater option
yes
Heater option cost
No
Heat transfer option
no
Heat transfer option cost
n/a
Summer cooling option
No
Summer cooling option cost
n/a
Extra outlets, each
na
Standard filter grade
G4 Filtration
Alternative filters
n/a
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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