Session Number: PR-06

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HRV's and ERV's: Why Would You Ever Want Balanced Ventilation?

Wayne Fischer

Technical Trainer Business Development Manager

Airia Brands Inc, London, Ontario, Canada

About this program:


If you are a builder, renovator, HVAC contractor, designer or just want to learn more about healthy indoor air this session is for you. You will leave knowing why balanced ventilation is crucial in any new home, how to size a system, have a better understanding of installation options and whether you should have an ERV or an HRV in your new home.

This session will explore the following topics:

HRV's, ERV's and balanced ventilation

Why we need ventilation


Ventilation strategies


How HRV's and ERV's work and the differences between them. 


Defrost Strategies


Sizing and unit selection




Types of Installations


System balancing

About the Presenter:

Business Development Manager for Airia Brands "Lifebreath IAQ Products" 


Employed at Airia since 1995. Began as a Territory Manager in Central Northern Ontario then moved into Export Business Development. Moved back into the Ontario Market to manage a team for the province. Current responsibilities involve Technical Training and Business Development throughout North America. 


My role as a technical trainer has given me the opportunity to share some of the things I have learned over the last 30 years in the industry.



Program Level: Basic

Content Area(s): Building Design & Construction (including Green), Occupant Health/Medical Issues, Energy Efficiency