Updated 9 Aug 2017

Weiss

FV4LCD

Snapshot: The Weiss FV4LCD is a positive pressure ventilation system with automatic and manual fan speeds. But what size house does it suit?

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Good points

  • Has heater option, though it costs an extra $665.
  • Has heat transfer option, though it costs an extra $450.
  • Has summer cooling option, though it costs an extra $500.

But

  • Replacement filters (DIY-installed) more expensive than average.

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 200

Prices

Installed price - estimated
$3000
Base filter price - DIY
$115
Installed filter cost
n/a

Control panel

Control panel fitted in living space
Yes
Fan speed controls
Auto/manual
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
$665
Heat transfer option
yes
Heat transfer option cost
$450
Summer cooling option
Yes
Summer cooling option cost
$500
Extra outlets, each
$120
Standard filter grade
EU6
Alternative filters
n/a
Washable filter
n/a
WiFi/App control
No

Supplier information

DIY kit sellers
Mitre 10, Electrical Wholesalers
Performance warranty (months)
n/a
Warranty (parts and labour)
3 Years parts only 1 year electronics