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    Hmm New HRV selection, need some advice.

    Hello!

    We just moved-in into new cottage home about 1600 square foot par level (montreal). Family of 2+2. Gaz furnace, + air conditionning. no thermopump.

    Actually, there's a broak passive HRV connected into the return/exhaust ducks (furnace). This thing doesnt seem to work.

    We need new HRV. I can purchase direct to lifebreath or lennox distributor. I will install myself.


    I'm looking at the lifebreath model and I can really tell the diffferences. THose I considere:


    Lifebrerath RNC5, RNC200 or RNC 205

    Lennox HRV5 200 TPD

    From my calculation I need more than 130CFM. Is more CFM better?

    From the manuals I suspect the lennox are same as lifebreath but more expensive my 3-400$

    I will not stay in this home for more than 2 years.


    What about the controller? Does it worth to buy a ecobee or lennox smart thermostat and let it control the HRV?

    thanks you.

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    Get it from a dealer, let them install it and warranty it. Might as well have the equipment serviced at the same time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pecmsg View Post
    Get it from a dealer, let them install it and warranty it. Might as well have the equipment serviced at the same time!
    Thank you for your advice but I forgot to tell I just cant have them do it cause its too expensive. I can only affort a DIY.

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    If you can’t afford it, you don’t need it. This is not a diy site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksefan View Post
    If you can’t afford it, you don’t need it. This is not a diy site.
    They pay for the level of experience one way or the another!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksefan View Post
    If you can’t afford it, you don’t need it. This is not a diy site.

    Not an helpful comment. Its even rude.

    "If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all."

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    To be clear I didnt ask anyone how to install it. I ask what is a good value solution. If you can't answer it may I suggest to just skip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hellracer View Post
    To be clear I didnt ask anyone how to install it. I ask what is a good value solution. If you can't answer it may I suggest to just skip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pecmsg View Post
    thanks for that warm welcome

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    Let’s be pros here. He needs to take the project on himself. $$$$$

    I recommend the lifebreath only due to my familiarity with the product. Go ahead and take the project on. We love pictures of finished products, btw. Only advice I can give is to keep the ducting all rigid. No flex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adlerberts-Protege View Post
    Let’s be pros here. He needs to take the project on himself. $$$$$

    I recommend the lifebreath only due to my familiarity with the product. Go ahead and take the project on. We love pictures of finished products, btw. Only advice I can give is to keep the ducting all rigid. No flex.
    In fact i'm replacing the current unit. Lifebreath seem to have good reputation but still cant decide between one model and the others. That is my question...ANd can certainly post pictures before /after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hellracer View Post
    Not an helpful comment. Its even rude.

    "If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all."
    it aint all about nice ya wussy grow a set, or are you gender neutral?

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    Quote Originally Posted by poppa View Post
    it aint all about nice ya wussy grow a set, or are you gender neutral?
    Somebody drinking? I used to make comments like this. Been there and done it. Add something to the conversation.

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