Can anyone tell me if there are any other places to get information or reviews on ERV's other than the HVI? Would also welcome any recommendations and here is our situation-
Energy star, new construction, modular ranch (~2000 sq. ft) with walkout ~1300 sq.ft finished basement.
Radiant floor heat and want to install completely seperate A/C and ERV systems by floor. The basement will be the testerone playland and have cigar smoke on poker nights with supplemental smoke eaters. Smoking of any kind will be banned from main floor.
I had wanted renewaire but their doesn't seem to be any residential installers that use them in Northeastern NJ. One contractor uses the Aprilaire 8100 but I'm very reluctant because they-
A) are not HVI certified,
B) recommend ONE return in a central location (what are we back in the dark ages of undercutting doors to save room specific returns?)
C) don't have the switch/control like Renewaire does allowing for constant run during peak times such as smoking or big family gatherings.
D) would be undersized for downstairs smoke remediation requirements
Thanks for your insights