Actually, its the summer months where you may want to turn it off. In the summer it will bring in hot, humid air, if you have central air, your air conditioner will be fighting the air exchanger, by trying to rid your home of heat and humidity. via
What should I set my air exchanger in summer?
How to Use Air to Air Exchanger in Summer
Should you leave your air exchanger on all the time?
Optimize air circulation and replace natural ventilation
Air exchangers should be run at all time, summer and winter. Depending on the size of your home, energy-efficient air exchangers can cycle through all the air in your home in just a few hours. via
When should I turn off my HRV?
In a nutshell, you should shut off the HRV humidistatic control as soon as the furnace is not being used on the heat setting. You've noted that you open the windows in the shoulder seasons, which will passively add significant fresh air and naturally dry the warm air inside the cottage. via
How do I use my HRV ventilation system in summer?
Run an air conditioner with your HRV to cool the outside air. Keep all of your windows closed and set the air conditioner to your desired temperature. Leave your HRV on the lowest fan setting while the AC runs. The cold air will get trapped inside of the unit and help cool warm air as it filters into your home. via
What should your air exchanger be set at?
Outdoor temperature between -20°C and -10°C: approximate humidity level of 35% Outdoor temperature between -30°C and -20°C: approximate humidity level of 30% via
Should I keep my air exchanger on in the summer?
The answer depends on your home's air conditioning system, your ERV wall control, the outdoor temperature and, most importantly, the outdoor relative humidity. As a rule of thumb, if you are more comfortable outside than inside your house, you should run your air exchanger in the summer. via
What setting should my air exchanger be on in the winter?
Tips for using your HRV
Set the control to the highest setting in warmer weather; lower the setting as the weather gets colder. In winter, set the dehumidistat just low enough to prevent condensation on windows. via
Should you run HRV in winter?
If you are using an HRV, then a good rule of thumb would be to set the winter time humidity level to 30% and then monitor your moisture levels. Remember the rule of thumb: If you see moisture building up on your windows, you have too much humidity and you need to run your ventilation system. via
Should I run my air exchanger in the winter?
Should I Run The Air Exchanger During Winter? Every home is different depending on how much condensation builds up during the winter, Simple answer is yes. You'll want to set your Air exchanger to the proper humidity level for the winter. via
Does HRV make your house colder?
In air conditioned homes, indoor air will be cooler than outdoor air, and the HRV recycles cooled energy, in exactly the same way as it recycles heat… i.e. the cooled energy is captured by the Heat Exchanger, and is then used to cool the warm outdoor air as it is introduced into the home for ventilation. via
Can you turn HRV off?
The system will automatically turn itself on again in 8 hours – this is because your HRV should never be off! We can disable this feature for you if required. via
How do I know if my HRV is working?
To check if it is working, the HRV should come on automatically when the RH settings are turned down below the normal range without engaging any other switches or controls. via