Updated 9 Aug 2017

SmartVent

SV01

Bottom line: The SmartVent SV01 positive pressure ventilation system can ventilate a house up to 70m². It has automatic fan speeds - but the filter is not washable. This brand has very good levels of user satisfaction, but its reliability is below-average.

SV01
Consumer score
71
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Test results

Brand reliability
Good
7.1/10
Brand satisfaction
Very good
8.0/10
Overall score
Good
71

Good points

  • High level of user-satisfaction.
  • Has heater option, though it costs an extra $745.
  • Has optional carbon ($115) and HEPA ($125), good for removing odours from the air.

But

  • Brand reliability below-average. * Replacement filters (DIY-installed) more expensive than average.
  • Replacement filters (including professional installation) more expensive than average.
  • 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 70

Prices

Installed price - estimated
$1320
Base filter price - DIY
$90
Installed filter cost
$220

Control panel

Control panel fitted in living space
n/a
Fan speed controls
Auto
Adjust speed from panel
n/a
Adjustable temperature cut outs
high/low
Ceiling or room temperature display
n/a

Features

Heater option
yes
Heater option cost
$745
Heat transfer option
no
Heat transfer option cost
n/a
Summer cooling option
n/a
Summer cooling option cost
n/a
Extra outlets, each
216
Standard filter grade
F7
Alternative filters
Carbon: $115; HEPA: $125
Washable filter
No
WiFi/App control
No

Supplier information

DIY kit sellers
Electrical wholesalers
Performance warranty (months)
n/a
Warranty (parts and labour)
5 years (excludes filter)