Updated 9 Aug 2017

SmartVent

Synergy 405

Snapshot: The SmartVent Synergy 405 is a balanced pressure ventilation system with 9 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 $785.
  • Has summer cooling option included.
  • Washable filter.

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.

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
Balanced pressure
House or room size (m²)
Up to 350

Prices

Installed price - estimated
$8590
Base filter price - DIY
$90
Installed filter cost
$220

Control panel

Control panel fitted in living space
Yes
Fan speed controls
9
Adjust speed from panel
Yes
Adjustable temperature cut outs
low
Ceiling or room temperature display
room

Features

Heater option
na
Heater option cost
$785
Heat transfer option
n/a
Heat transfer option cost
n/a
Summer cooling option
Yes
Summer cooling option cost
included
Extra outlets, each
305
Standard filter grade
F7+ G3
Alternative filters
Carbon: $115; HEPA: $132
Washable filter
Yes
WiFi/App control
No

Supplier information

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