Updated 9 Aug 2017

SmartVent

SV06

Snapshot: The SmartVent SV06 is a positive pressure ventilation system with 3 fan speeds. But what size house does it suit?

SV06
Consumer score
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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 $1550.
  • Has heat transfer option, though it costs an extra $2135.
  • 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 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 560

Prices

Installed price - estimated
$3930
Base filter price - DIY
$180
Installed filter cost
$300

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
$1550
Heat transfer option
yes
Heat transfer option cost
2135
Summer cooling option
$1635
Summer cooling option cost
$1635
Extra outlets, each
216
Standard filter grade
F7
Alternative filters
Carbon: $115; HEPA: $131
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)

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