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    Default Honest reviews: Ventilation systems; which is best Dvs, Sayr or Hrv

    I have looked at the other threads on here and they are either really old or from people that are simply out to criticize ventilation. (No sales people need to comment please)

    We are looking at getting a system for our own house and for our rental. I am convinced that that we need something - and 'no' opening windows doesn't work for either of the properties trust me, I tried it and it made very little, if any difference. We lost our previous tenants in June (Despite supplying them a dehumidifier and panel heaters) and it took us longer than expected to re-rent it. (and don't want to repeat it)

    We have done some research and narrowed it down to dvs, sayr and hrv. What I want to know is what experience have people had with the 3 systems, customer service, and maintenance? i.e. The things you only find out once you have handed over your cash.

    Cheers Mac

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    Just curious: why did you exclude SmartVent? I prefer this brand for two main reasons:
    1) they are essentially Manrose/Simx, manufacturer of the most reliable fans;
    2) systems and individual parts are readily available from a number of resellers, so if I want to install myself or as a cash job via friendly handyman, I can always purchase the system reasonably cheap without paying extra margin to sales people, etc.
    Last edited by ivanp; 08-04-2015 at 02:49 PM.

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    Smartvent are my choice also.
    Same reason really - purchase wholesale and install myself.
    Some of the others have a flasher controller but do you really need the 'features'?

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    http://www.unovent.com/

    Locally produced in NZ that cost less than conventional systems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Lin View Post
    http://www.unovent.com/

    Locally produced in NZ that cost less than conventional systems.
    have you used them Gary?

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    [QUOTE=Gary Lin;361309

    Locally produced in NZ that cost less than conventional systems.[/QUOTE]

    I researched it - and saw the video .

    1. Both Sayr and dvs are NZ made / NZ companies.
    2. Unovent has limited control / automation
    3. I have pink batts and insulfuff - their filters are washable thin material. Think you need a F6-7 to exclude those fibre's. Therefore I didn't want my son who asthma breathing dust and glass fibre's.
    4. Once you buy a whole system plus have it installed the cost is not really any different from the top of the line systems.
    5. airfow nowhere near the others.

    Similar money for less performance, less control and poorer filtering???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne View Post
    have you used them Gary?
    No I haven't but if I were to install ventilation system, Unovent is my first choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macnz View Post
    I researched it - and saw the video .

    1. Both Sayr and dvs are NZ made / NZ companies.
    2. Unovent has limited control / automation
    3. I have pink batts and insulfuff - their filters are washable thin material. Think you need a F6-7 to exclude those fibre's. Therefore I didn't want my son who asthma breathing dust and glass fibre's.
    4. Once you buy a whole system plus have it installed the cost is not really any different from the top of the line systems.
    5. airfow nowhere near the others.

    Similar money for less performance, less control and poorer filtering???
    For a rental I think it should be adequate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Lin View Post
    For a rental I think it should be adequate.
    They'll have to add this to the WOF because of people like you.
    Is something unhealty OK in a rental but you wouldn't use it at home?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne View Post
    They'll have to add this to the WOF because of people like you.
    Is something unhealty OK in a rental but you wouldn't use it at home?
    I'm ok with WOF for rentals, increased rent is always nice =)


 

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