Updated 9 Aug 2017

SmartVent

SV01C

Snapshot: The SmartVent SV01C is a positive pressure ventilation system with 3 fan speeds. But what size house does it suit?

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Test results

Brand reliability
?/10
Brand satisfaction
?/10
Overall score
71

Good points

  • High level of user-satisfaction.
  • Has heater option, though it costs an extra $895.
  • 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
$1850
Base filter price - DIY
$90
Installed filter cost
$220

Control panel

Control panel fitted in living space
Yes
Fan speed controls
3 speeds
Adjust speed from panel
Yes
Adjustable temperature cut outs
high/low
Ceiling or room temperature display
room/ceiling

Features

Heater option
yes
Heater option cost
$895
Heat transfer option
no
Heat transfer option cost
n/a
Summer cooling option
$835
Summer cooling option cost
$835
Extra outlets, each
216
Standard filter grade
F7
Alternative filters
Carbon: $115; HEPA: $126
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)