Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 5
Rated 5 out of 5 by andy does what is suppose to do, very quiet running, food causing smoke in home is elimited within 60 sec., shutting off smoke detecters
had it installed by are mechanical contractor when we had are home built in 2003. moved in in sept of same year, never had any problems with it . easy to clean also as filter is cleanable with soap & water
April 13, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by gasman Blower motors fail after 2 years
I have replaced the blower assy in this unit 4 times in 10 years. I do believe the motor or its "auto-reseting motor temperature limit" is not sized properly. I should not have to replace a blower unit 4 times in 10 years. And I believe its rated for continuous duty. The only way to get the motor is to order a entire blower assembly. I could have bought a new unit with the cost these blowers. I am an HVAC tech. Will not use the Broan brand again just because of the HUGE disappointment this unit has turned out to be.
February 15, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by mikeoc Quiet. Effective. Controllable.
I installed my HRV last year in the house I built. The house is very air tight and needed to breathe, and I wanted to control the breathing. The HRV 100, is very quiet and it brings fresh air into my home continuously. My home is very small, so I need constant fresh air. I like the heavy gauge steel used for the enclosure, nothing seems flimsy or of low quality. I live in a cold climate, so this helps reduce my energy bill even though it uses energy. I like that I can control the speed and turn it off when desired. It helps to eliminate household smells because it is replacing stale air with fresh air.
This did take some time because it was a DIY project, and I am not an HVAC professional, but it is not difficult to understand.
The one thing this should have with it, but does not, is the proper controller. It comes with a toggle switch mounted on the side of the unit. The remotely located controller is separate. If there are controller options, they should be available when ordering.
Ensure your fresh air supply duct is insulated or it will attract moisture.
January 26, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Skip45 Why has it stopped working
Our Broan air exchanger was installed professionally and functioned very well the first year. I was very happy with the way it was running, but I wasn't sure if I was operating the controls properly. It needs manual adjustment frequently, depending on the outside air temp. The second year however I began to notice that it was running intermittently and finally stopped working entirely. I have turned power off to the unit and hope to find the opportunity to get a service pro out to take a look at it.
November 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lynn77 Did a good job of eliminating moisture 1st year; haven't used since as gets house too dry.
Sure had a time trying to figure out how to use your item - instruction book rather confusing. I do think as a woman owning this item your manual could be more specific. Really like the fresh air intake EXCEPT that the vent outside has to be cleaned off with a tooth brush often. Live on a very dusty road and also have a lot of misquitoes inside box.
Haven't used the dehumidifer portion during the last couple winters except in beginning of season - humidity too low in house. Dealer mentioned other people don't use it either. Wonder if that works against the high efficient furnace!
August 22, 2013