HRV or ERV, what's the difference?

BROAN Solutions

How heat recovery works.

Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRV) reclaim energy from exhausted stale indoor air to temper incoming fresh air - heat is retained during cooler seasons, and removed during warmer seasons. These systems capture about 70 percent of the energy already expended to temper incoming air. BROAN HRV systems are designed to be ducted, whole-house solutions. They will meet ventilation needs based on square footage of the structure and maintain recommended air changes per hour.

How heat recovery works.

How energy recovery works.

Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERV) from BROAN are typically recommended for use in warmer climates where it is desired to remove humidity from incoming fresh air. While not a dehumidifier, ERV systems transfer moisture from incoming, humid air to the stale indoor air that is being vented to the outside. BROAN ERV systems are designed to be ducted, whole-house solutions. They will meet ventilation needs based on square footage of the structure, and maintain recommended air changes per hour.

How energy recovery works.