Updated 9 Aug 2017

SmartVent

SV06E

Snapshot: The SmartVent SV06E is a positive pressure ventilation system with fully adjustable 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 $1100.
  • Has heat transfer option, though it costs an extra $2135.

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
$4840
Base filter price - DIY
$180
Installed filter cost
$300

Control panel

Control panel fitted in living space
Portable android tablet control
Fan speed controls
Fully adjustable
Adjust speed from panel
Yes
Adjustable temperature cut outs
Adjustable temperature and humidity
Ceiling or room temperature display
room/ceiling/outside

Features

Heater option
yes
Heater option cost
$1100
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: $132
Washable filter
No
WiFi/App control
WiFi control/standard

Supplier information

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