Advices for HRV new installation
We recently bought a house in Lower Laurentians, Quebec and we are doing some renovation before moving it.
The house is a 1974 detached bungalow with basement and main floor (both 40' x 24'). It has a kitchen, a living room, a bathroom and 3 bedrooms upstairs. The basement is not completed yet, but it will have 1 bathroom, 1 bedroom and a big open space / living room. Following the advices from Rénoclimat program (kind of energy efficiency consultants) we will install a HRV (standalone, no a central heat pump). For the size of the house they didn’t recommend a central heat pump.
We have some questions regarding the HRV:
1. Is it worthy to connect the bathroom exhaust to the HRV (and install a timer)? Or is better to leave the bathroom with its own exhaust (that will eliminate the moisture quicker since is very close to the outside)?
2. Should we install a vent to the HRV in every room? Our HRV contractor has said that with just a vent in the main floor and another in the basement should be enough, but we are thinking maybe we’ll regret it in the future if we don’t install one in every room.
3. The specific HRV model we are going to install is this: Venmar C12 HRV. Is it good?
We have asked all these questions to our general contractor and HRV contractor and their answer are basically “is up to you”, so any help would be really appreciated!