Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) For Basement - HVAC - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > HVAC


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-02-2008, 12:36 AM   #1
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 144
Rewards Points: 75

Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) for Basement

I'm building house with a 3300 sq ft basement. I'm converned about humidity.

Has anyone here had experience with using an ERV in your basment for ventilation and moisture removal?

I'd rather use an ERV than a dehumidifier if possible.


KHouse75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2008, 05:13 PM   #2
oops, did I do that!
Join Date: May 2008
Location: mid michigan
Posts: 290
Rewards Points: 250

While an ERV alone will help, humidity control is not its primary purpose. You would need an ERV with humidity regulation in order to have any serious impact.


8 Ball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2008, 05:18 PM   #3
HVAC Sales
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: NH
Posts: 5
Rewards Points: 10

Are you sure you want a ERV and not an HRV. An ERV is a recovery wheel and a HRV is a plate exchanger. The ERV will recovery the indoor humidity and blow it back into the basement. The HRV is will vent all the air outside, but on a humid day you may bring in more humidity than your exhausting. Unless you live in a dry climate like Utah, you will need a huge amount of outside air to dry out your basement.
Dehumidifiers are only designed to dry rooms, ERV are made to recover air conditioned rooms.

Last edited by Silent Bob; 09-04-2008 at 05:25 PM.
Silent Bob is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Just for fun Andy in ATL Electrical 56 10-20-2009 09:33 AM
Energy Star Appliances Re: Washer-Dryers jaesun Appliances 5 05-28-2008 09:34 AM
Drain Water Heat Recovery Devices - Thoughts? Educator Plumbing 21 04-12-2008 07:29 PM
Energy efficient new home? kcrossley2 Building & Construction 10 01-27-2007 09:04 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1