23 Jan '12, 11pm

Green Building Q&A: HELP-----Recommendations/cautions for air exchangers?

We are building a passive solar house in northern Minnesota, 15 miles from the Canadian border. We are making it as green as we can -with super insulation, Serious windows & Innotech doors. The shell is done & now we are buying a air exchanger --- the local installer has recommended a Venmar H.E.1.8 ------ 115 to 197 cfm rate of airflo, 2 washable foam filters, Limited Lifetime warranty of core (Polypropylene) with 5 year warranty parts & 94% efficiency -- that is the only brand he sells/installs. > > I looked at the company's website online, then started looking at other sites, some of which have concerns about Venmar products. There have been motor failures, motor replacements,fires & concerns about the product efficiencies, particularly with Fasco Motors. There have been problems with the company not responding to customers problems. > > I have been looking online for s...

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