Updated 9 Aug 2017

Reliance

Ventilation Systems RVS4

Snapshot: The Reliance Ventilation Systems RVS4 is a positive pressure ventilation system with automatic fan speeds. But what size house does it suit?

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Good points

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.
  • 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
Positive pressure
House or room size (m²)
Up to 370

Prices

Installed price - estimated
$4500
Base filter price - DIY
$276
Installed filter cost
$375

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
room / ceiling

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
$200
Standard filter grade
F7
Alternative filters
F8$375
Washable filter
No
WiFi/App control
No

Supplier information

DIY kit sellers
-
Performance warranty (months)
1 year
Warranty (parts and labour)
5 years