No, no more info. waiting to hear from management. Do you guys have any band aid recommendations? extra weatherstripping somewhat improved the situation, but I still get some smells coming from the fresh air vent (although it's hard to say, it is pretty close to the front door). Whoever thought of putting fresh and exhaust vents both in the balconies of tiny apartments was a real genius.
btw, if the fans are off, does wind blow in air through the exhaust vents?
Exhaust fans should have dampers to prevent intrusion of air when the fan is not running.
Is it possible air being exhausted from a balcony near yours contains cooking odors that are being ingested by your ERV?
Electricity makes refrigeration happen.
Refrigeration makes the HVAC psychrometric process happen.
HVAC pyschrometrics is what makes indoor human comfort happen...IF the ducts AND the building envelope cooperate.
A building is NOT beautiful unless it is also comfortable.
also, approximately how long does it take for the air to completely exchange with all the ventilation off and the balcony door open, assuming no wind and just the stack related air exchange from the balcony door?
Dampers.... They work when they work. Most spring loaded butterfly dampers are great when they are new. Add real world stuff like several years of exhaust 'crud', and they stick open, or closed. My experience is that they should be inspected periodically to ensure they are indeed functioning as designed.
Gravity operated 'flappers' have to be positioned properly, or they don't work at all. Again, house maintenance personnel usually don't really care or know - you have to be your own advocate, and informed when you are a tenant. I hope we're providing some direction here for you.
Where are they? Anywhere in line with the exhaust duct. That needs to be established, and notated for future reference.