Heat Recovery Ventilation
KEEP YOUR AIR, AND MONEY, UNDER ONE ROOF
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Reuse warm air and help improve indoor air quality with heat recovery ventilation (HRV). This system helps take heat from existing air and use it to pre-heat outdoor air, making heating more efficient and cost-effective. HRV also helps reduce moist, stale air by replacing it with clean, filtered, warm air, thus improving indoor air quality and making a healthier environment.
Payback & Incentives
To get started, contact your Trade Ally Network NW field specialist for help with forms and program incentives. Utility participation and incentives vary.
Tier 1 unit with ≥ 70% SRE;
up to $2/CFM (cubic feet
Tier 2 unit with ≥ 82% SRE;
up to $3.50/CFM
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Improved Indoor Air Quality
Reduced Fan Usage
This measure applies to retrofit, new construction, and major renovation (with exception to HRV Upgrade projects in Washington State, due to code requirements). Either heat recovery or energy recovery units are applicable so long as the sensible heat recovery portion of the equipment meets or exceeds the sensible rated effectiveness (SRE) of the specified tier.
PRE-CONDITIONS – HRV RETROFIT:
- The space is conditioned by an operational or
failed heat pump, or electric-resistance heater as
the primary heating source. No other heating
sources are eligible.
- The existing system does not have a heat recovery
- The existing system is currently designed to
provide ventilation air.
PRE-CONDITIONS – HRV UPGRADE:
- The space is part of a building addition, new
construction or major renovation (i.e., baseboard
electric-resistance heating to VRF with ventilation,
- Projects completed in Washington State are not
eligible, due to code requirements.
The installed heat recovery unit must utilize manufacturer selection software and demonstrate a minimum 70% SRE at 75% of rated airflow for Tier 1, or a minimum 82% SRE at 75% of rated airflow for Tier 2.