INSTALLATION MANUAL
VB0181
VÄNEE
VENMAR
2000 HE
1.8 HE
3000 HE
2.6 HE
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. SERVICE PARTS ................................................................................................................................... 4
2. TECHNICAL DATA ................................................................................................................................. 5
2.1 DIAGRAMS OF AIR FLOWS ................................................................................................................................... .5
2.2 DIMENSIONS .......................................................................................................................................................5
2.3 SPECIFICATIONS ..................................................................................................................................................5
3. TYPICAL INSTALLATIONS ......................................................................................................................... 6
3.1 FULLY DUCTED SYSTEM .......................................................................................................................................6
3.2 EXHAUST DUCTED SYSTEM (SOURCE POINT VENTILATION) .........................................................................................6
3.3 SIMPLIFIED .........................................................................................................................................................6
4. INSTALLATION ..................................................................................................................................7-12
4.1 LOCATING AND MOUNTING THE UNIT .......................................................................................................................7
4.2 PLANNING THE DUCTWORK....................................................................................................................................7
4.3 CALCULATING DUCT SIZE...................................................................................................................................7-8
4.4 INSTALLING DUCTWORK AND REGISTERS .............................................................................................................8-10
4.5 CONNECTING FLEXIBLE DUCT TO THE UNIT ............................................................................................................ 11
4.6 INSTALLING EXTERIOR HOODS .............................................................................................................................12
4.7 CONNECTING THE DRAIN ....................................................................................................................................12
5. INSTALLATION OF THE CONTROLS ..................................................................................................... 13-14
5.1 MAIN CONTROL WITH LCD SCREEN INSTALLATION ..................................................................................................13
5.2 DECO-TOUCH MAIN CONTROL INSTALLATION ..........................................................................................................13
5.3 ALL OTHER MAIN CONTROLS INSTALLATION ...........................................................................................................14
5.4 MAIN AND AUXILIARY CONTROLS ELECTRICAL CONNECTION (ALL MODELS) .................................................................14
6.
7.
8.
9.
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION TO THE FURNACE ............................................................................................15
FURNACE INTERLOCK TYPES .................................................................................................................15
WIRING DIAGRAM ...............................................................................................................................16
AIR FLOW BALANCING .................................................................................................................... 17-18
9.1 WHAT YOU NEED TO BALANCE THE UNIT ...............................................................................................................17
9.2 PRELIMINARY STAGES TO BALANCE THE UNIT .........................................................................................................17
9.3 INSTALLATION OF FLOW COLLARS .........................................................................................................................17
9.4 BALANCING PROCEDURE ................................................................................................................................ 17-18
10. MAINTENANCE ....................................................................................................................................18
10.1 REGULAR MAINTENANCE.....................................................................................................................................18
10.2 ANNUAL MAINTENANCE .......................................................................................................................................18
11. TROUBLESHOOTING ....................................................................................................................... 19-20
12. REFERENCES .................................................................................................................................... 20
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ABOUT THIS MANUAL
This manual uses the following symbols to emphasize particular information:
! WARNING
Identifies an instruction which, if not followed, might cause serious personal injuries including possibility of death.
CAUTION
Denotes an instruction which, if not followed, may severely damage the unit and/or its components.
NOTE: Indicates supplementary information needed to fully complete an instruction.
! WARNING
When performing installation, servicing or cleaning the unit, it is recommended to wear safety glasses and gloves.
! WARNING
Installation work and electrical wiring must be done by a qualified person(s) in accordance with all applicable codes and
standards, including fire-rated construction codes and standards.
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1.
SERVICE PARTS
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9
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16
VL0006
NO.
1
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DESCRIPTION
SIMPLE COLLAR 8"
DOUBLE COLLAR 6"
DAMPER ASSEMBLY BRACKET
DAMPER ACTUATOR (6 W)
DAMPER ACTUATOR ROD 7.250"
DOOR LATCH
WHEEL 7.125" DIA. X 3"
WHEEL 3.062" DIA. X 3"
CAPACITOR
MOTOR
ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT BOARD
DOOR SWITCH (SPST), E69 10A
INSULATED TRIANGULAR DAMPER
SINGLE COLLAR PORT NO. 5, 6"
MOTOR PANEL INSULATION
MOTOR PANEL
HEAT RECOVERY CORE
FILTER 81⁄8" X 10¾" X 7/8"
DOOR KEEPER
DOOR ASSEMBLY
THERMISTOR (NOT SHOWN)
DRAIN CONNECTOR KIT (2) (NOT SHOWN)
VENMAR 1.8 HE VENMAR 2.6 HE
01657
01657
00865
00865
11233
11233
01295
01295
10905
10905
00886
00886
01231
01263
02104
02104
12064
12065
13038
13038
01825
01825
12452
12452
01277
01277
01439
01439
11236
11236
04816
04816
04771
04771
00887
00887
13433
13433
12895
12895
11937
11937
VÄNEE
2000 HE
01657
00865
11233
01295
10905
00886
01231
02104
12064
13038
01825
12452
01277
01439
11236
04817
04771
00887
12661
12895
11937
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VÄNEE
3000 HE
01657
00865
11233
01295
10905
00886
01263
02104
12065
13038
01825
12452
01277
01439
11236
04817
04771
00887
12661
12895
11937
Please note that parts not listed are not available; those parts require assembly knowledge that only manufacturer can guarantee.
TO ORDER PARTS: Contact your local distributor.
REPLACEMENT PARTS AND REPAIRS
In order to ensure your ventilation unit remains in good working condition, you must use the manufacturer genuine replacement parts
only. The manufacturer replacement parts are specially designed for each unit and are manufactured to comply with all the applicable
certification standards and maintain a high standard of safety. Any third party replacement part used may cause serious damage and
drastically reduce the performance level of your unit, which will result in premature failing. The manufacturer recommends to contact a
certified service depot for all replacement parts and repairs.
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2.
TECHNICAL DATA
2.1
DIAGRAMS OF AIR FLOWS
The direction of the air flow is indicated in each of the following diagrams (see Figures below).
Please note that the stale air never mixes with the fresh air.
DURING AIR EXCHANGE
DURING DEFROST
FRESH AIR
STALE AIR
TO BUILDING
FROM BUILDING
FILTERED AIR
TO BUILDING
STALE AIR
FRESH AIR
TO OUTSIDE
FROM OUTSIDE
VF0025
2.2
VF0002
DIMENSIONS
2.3
23"
(58 cm)
8"ø
42¾"
(108.5 cm)
VK0010A
STALE AIR
FROM BUILDING
24"
(61 cm)
6"ø
SPECIFICATIONS
MODELS
8"ø
6"ø
23"
(58 cm)
VENMAR 1.8 HE AND 2.6 HE
2000 HE AND 3000 HE
VÄNEE
WEIGHT
140 LB. (63.5 KG)
DRAIN DIAMETER
1/2 INCH (12 MM)
INSTALLATION
SUSPENSION BY CHAINS AND SPRINGS
ELECTRICAL SUPPLY
120 VOLTS, 60 HZ
MOTOR SPEEDS
HIGH AND LOW SPEEDS FACTORY SET
(OPT. INCREASED LOW SPEED - RED WIRE)
NOTE: The Venmar and vänEE performance charts are listed on the specification sheets of these units. To access the Venmar units
specification sheets, visit www.venmar.ca, and to access the vänEE units specification sheets, visit www.vanee-ventilation.com.
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3.
TYPICAL INSTALLATIONS
3.1
FULLY DUCTED SYSTEM
(Primarily for homes with radiant hot water or electric baseboard heating.
See Figure at right.)
Moist, stale air is exhausted from the high humidity areas in the home,
such as bathrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms.
Fresh air is supplied to bedrooms and principal living areas.
If required, bathroom fans and a range hood may be used to better
exhaust stale air.
Homes with more than one level require at least one exhaust register at
the highest level.
VH0008
3.2
See 4.4.1
for details
EXHAUST DUCTED SYSTEM (SOURCE POINT VENTILATION)
(For homes with forced air heating. See Figure at right.)
Moist, stale air is exhausted from the high humidity areas in the home,
such as bathrooms, kitchen and laundry room.
Fresh air is supplied to the cold air return or the supply duct of the furnace.
If required, bathroom fans and a range hood may be used to better
exhaust stale air.
Homes with more than one level require at least one exhaust register at
the highest level.
NOTE: For this type of installation, it is not essential that the furnace
blower runs when the unit is in operation, but we recommend it.
VH0001
3.3
See 4.4.2
for details
SIMPLIFIED (VOLUME VENTILATION)
(For homes with forced air heating. See Figures A and B below.)
Fresh air and exhaust air flow through the furnace ducts which simplifies the installation.
The use of bathroom fans and range hood is required to better exhaust stale air.
NOTE: For the installation type shown in Figure B, furnace blower should be running when the unit is in operation.
A
VH0009
See 4.4.3
for details
B
OR
VH0010
6
See 4.4.3
for details
4.
INSTALLATION
! WARNING
When applicable local regulations comprise more restrictive installation and/or certification requirements, the aforementioned
requirements prevail on those of this document and the installer agrees to conform to these at his own expenses.
INSPECTING THE BOX CONTENT
• Inspect the exterior of the unit for shipping damage. Ensure that there is no damage to the door, door latches, door hinges, dampers,
duct collars, cabinet, etc.
• Inspect the interior of the unit for damage. Ensure that the fan motor assembly, recovery core, insulation, damper, damper actuator
and drain pan are all intact.
• If the unit was damaged during shipping, contact your local distributor. (Claims must be made within 24 hours after delivery.)
4.1
LOCATING AND MOUNTING THE UNIT
Choose an appropriate location for the unit:
• Within a heated area of the house where the temperature is kept above 10°C / 50°F and
below 40°C/104°F.
• Away from living areas (dining room, living room, bedroom), if possible.
• So as to provide easy access to the interior cabinet for regular and annual maintenance
and to the control panel in the unit.
• Close to an exterior wall, so as to limit the length of the insulated flexible duct to and
from the unit.
• Close to a drain. If no drain is close by, use a pail to collect run-off.
• Away from hot chimneys, electrical panel and other fire hazards.
• Allow for a power source (110 V standard outlet).
Hang the unit to ceiling joists with the 4 chains and springs (see Figure at right).
CAUTION
Make sure the unit is level.
4.2
VD0027
PLANNING THE DUCTWORK
a)
b)
c)
d)
Follow the instructions in Section 4.3 to determine the appropriate duct diameters for your system.
Keep it simple. Plan for a minimum number of bends and joints. Keep the length of insulated duct to a minimum.
Do not use wall cavities as ducts. Do not use branch lines smaller than 4" (102 mm) Ø.
Do not ventilate crawl spaces or cold rooms. Do not attempt to recover the exhaust air from a dryer or range hood; this would cause
clogging of the recovery core. Use sheet metal for the kitchen exhaust duct.
e) Be sure to plan for at least one exhaust register on the highest lived-in level of the house if it has 2 floors or more.
4.3
CALCULATING DUCT SIZE
DUCT DIAMETER
Use table at right to ensure that the ducts you intend to install will be supporting
airflows at or under the recommended values. Avoid installing ducts that will have
to support airflows near the maximum values and never install a duct if its airflow
exceeds the maximum value.
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RECOMMENDED
AIRFLOW
MAXIMUM AIRFLOW
4"
40 CFM
60 CFM
5"
75 CFM
110 CFM
6"
120 CFM
180 CFM
7"
185 CFM
270 CFM
8"
260 CFM
380 CFM
4.
INSTALLATION (CONT'D)
4.3
CALCULATING DUCT SIZE (CONT'D)
4.3.1 EXAMPLE OF CALCULATION:
Problem: My installation requires two exhaust registers (one for the kitchen, one
for the bathroom). I will connect these registers to a main duct connected
to the unit (high speed performance value of 140 cfm). What size of duct
should I use for the main exhaust duct and for both end branches leading
to the registers? (See Figure at right.)
END
BRANCHES
5" Ø,
70 CFM
Solution: Simplified method. (For a more detailed method of calculating duct size
refer to ASHRAE HANDBOOK.)
Main duct: Table indicates for a 6" Ø duct: Recommended Airflow: 120 cfm; Maximum
Airflow: 180 cfm. The high speed airflow of 140 cfm is close enough to
the recommended value (120) and far enough away from the maximum
value (180). Therefore a 6" Ø duct or larger is an appropriate choice for
the main exhaust duct.
End branches: Each end branch will have to transport an airflow of 70 cfm (140
divided by 2). The table indicates for a 5" Ø duct: Recommended
Airflow: 75 cfm; Maximum Airflow: 110 cfm.The high speed airflow
of 70 cfm is close enough to the recommended value (75) and far
enough away from the maximum value (110). Therefore a 5" Ø duct
or larger is an appropriate choice for both end branches.
MAIN BRANCH
6" Ø, 140 CFM
140 CFM
VI0001
NOTE: A 4" Ø duct would have been too small because the maximum acceptable value for a 4"Ø duct is 60 cfm.
4.3.2 EXAMPLE OF A DESIGN FOR A FULLY DUCTED SYSTEM FOR A UNIT HAVING A HIGH SPEED PERFORMANCE OF 222 CFM
4"
5"
5"
4"
4" Ø, 42 CFM
5" Ø, 64 CFM
4" Ø, 42 CFM
5" Ø, 65 CFM
4"
6" Ø, 96 CFM
4"
6"
6" Ø, 129 CFM
6" Ø, 84 CFM
6"
7"
7"
6" Ø, 93 CFM
6"
6"
6" Ø, 138 CFM
7" Ø, 222 CFM
VI0002
4.4
INSTALLING DUCTWORK AND REGISTERS
! WARNING
Never install a stale air exhaust register in a room where a combustion device is, such as a gas furnace or a gas water heater
or a fireplace.
CAUTION
The ductwork is intended to be installed in compliance with all local and national codes that are applicable.
4.4.1 FULLY DUCTED SYSTEM (AS ILLUSTRATED IN SECTION 3.1)
Stale air exhaust ductwork:
• Install registers in areas where contaminants are produced: bathrooms, laundry room, etc.
• Install registers 6" to 12" (152 mm to 305 mm) from the ceiling on an interior wall OR install them in the ceiling.
• Install the kitchen register at least 6 feet (1.8 m) from the oven.
• If possible, measure the velocity of the air flowing through the registers. If the velocity is higher than 400 ft/min. (122 m/min),
then the register type is too small. Replace with a larger one.
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4.
INSTALLATION (CONT'D)
4.4
INSTALLING DUCTWORK AND REGISTERS (CONT'D)
4.4.1 FULLY DUCTED SYSTEM (AS ILLUSTRATED IN SECTION 3.1) (CONT'D)
Fresh air distribution ductwork:
• Install registers in bedrooms, dining room, living room and basement.
• Install registers either in the ceiling or high on the walls with air flow directed toward the ceiling. (The cooler air will then cross
the upper part of the room, and mix with room air before descending to occupants level.)
• If a register must be floor installed, direct the airflow toward the wall.
4.4.2 EXHAUST DUCTED SYSTEM (SOURCE POINT VENTILATION) (SEE ILLUSTRATION, SECTION 3.2)
Stale air exhaust ductwork:
(same as for Fully Ducted System, section 4.4.1)
Fresh air distribution ductwork:
! WARNING
When performing duct connection to the furnace, installation must be done in accordance with all applicable codes and
standards. Please refer to your local building code.
CAUTION
When performing connection to the furnace supply duct, this duct must be sized to support the additional airflow produced
by the HRV. Also, use a metal duct. It is recommended that the HRV is running when the furnace is in operation to prevent
backdrafting inside the HRV.
There are two methods for connecting the unit to the furnace:
Method 1: supply side connection
• Cut an opening into the furnace supply duct at least 18" (0.5 m) from the
furnace.
• Connect this opening to the fresh air distribution port of the HRV (use metal
duct, see Figure at right).
• Make sure that the HRV duct forms an elbow inside the furnace ductwork.
• If desired, interlock (synchronize) the furnace blower operation with the
HRV operation. (See Section 6.)
MINIMUM 18"
(0.5 M)
METAL DUCT
VD0031
Method 2: return side connection
• Cut an opening into the furnace return duct not less than 10 feet (3.1 m) from the
furnace (A+B+C).
• Connect this opening to the fresh air distribution port of the HRV (see Figure at
right).
NOTE: For Method 2, it is not essential that the furnace blower runs when the unit
is in operation, but we recommend it. If desired, interlock (synchronize)
the furnace blower operation with the HRV operation. (See Section 6.)
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A
B
C
VD0032
A+B+C= NOT LESS
THAN 10' (3.1 M)
4.
INSTALLATION (CONT'D)
4.4
INSTALLING DUCTWORK AND REGISTERS (CONT'D)
4.4.3 SIMPLIFIED INSTALLATION (VOLUME VENTILATION) (SEE ILLUSTRATION, SECTION 3.3)
! WARNING
When performing duct connection to the furnace, installation must be done in accordance with all applicable codes and
standards. Please refer to your local building code.
CAUTION
When performing duct connection to the furnace ducts (Method 1), these ducts must be sized to support the additional airflow
produced by the HRV. Also, the supply duct must be a metal duct. It is recommended that the HRV is running when the furnace
is in operation to prevent backdrafting inside the HRV.
There are two methods (Figures below) for connecting the unit to the furnace:
Method 1: return-supply
Method 2: return-return
A
MINIMUM 18"
(0.5 M)
METAL DUCT
3' (0.9 M)
MINIMUM
VD0030
A
B
C
A+B+C= NOT LESS
THAN 10' (3.1 M)
A+B+C= NOT LESS
B THAN 10' (3.1 M)
C
VD0026
Stale air exhaust ductwork:
• Cut an opening into the furnace return duct (not less than 10’ (3.1 m) from the furnace (A+B+C)).
• Connect this opening to the stale air intake port on the HRV as shown.
CAUTION
If using Method 2, make sure the furnace blower operation is synchronized with the unit operation! See Section 6.
Fresh air distribution ductwork: (same instructions as for Method 1 or Method 2, section 4.4.2).
For method 2 (return-return) make sure there is a distance of at least 3 feet (0.9 m) between both connections to the furnace.
NOTE: For Method 1, it is not essential to synchronize the furnace blower operation with the unit operation, but we recommend it.
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4.
INSTALLATION (CONT'D)
4.5
CONNECTING FLEXIBLE DUCTS TO THE UNIT
4.5.1 FOR MODELS VÄNEE 2000 HE AND VENMAR 1.8 HE
Use the following procedure for connecting the insulated flexible duct to the ports on the unit
(exhaust to outside and fresh air from outside).
a) Pull back the insulation to expose the flexible duct.
b) Connect the interior flexible duct to the opening using a duct tie.
c) Carefully seal the connection with duct tape.
d) Pull the insulation over the joint and tuck it between the inner and outer rings of double collar.
e) Pull the vapor barrier over the insulation and over the outer ring of the double collar.
f) Apply duct tape to the joint making an airtight seal. Avoid compressing the insulation when pulling the tape tightly around
the joint. A compressed insulation loses its R value and also causes water dripping due to condensation on the exterior
surface of the duct.
CAUTION
Make sure that the vapor barrier on the insulated ducts does not tear during installation.
A
B
C
D, E
F
VJ0001
VJ0002
VJ0003
VJ0004
VJ0005
4.5.2 FOR MODELS VENMAR 2.6 HE AND VÄNEE 3000 HE
Use the following procedure for connecting the insulated flexible duct to the ports on the unit
(exhaust to outside and fresh air from outside).
NOTE: To obtain the performances shown on technical data, use 8" ducts and exterior ports to connect the unit to the exterior
hoods.
a) Install the 6" to 8" transition on the 6" ports of the unit and seal with duct tape.
b) Pull back the insulation to expose the flexible duct. Connect the interior flexible duct to the transition using a duct tie.
c) Carefully seal the connection with duct tape.
d) Pull the insulation over the joint and tuck it between the inner and outer rings of double collar.
e) Pull the vapor barrier over the insulation and over the outer ring of the double collar.
f) Apply duct tape to the joint making an airtight seal. Avoid compressing the insulation when pulling the tape tightly around
the joint. A compressed insulation loses its R value and also causes water dripping due to condensation on the exterior
surface of the duct.
CAUTION
Make sure that the vapor barrier on the insulated ducts does not tear during installation.
A
B
VJ0013
VJ0014
C
VJ0015
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D, E
F
VJ0004
VJ0005
4.
INSTALLATION (CONT'D)
4.6
INSTALLING EXTERIOR HOODS
7" OR 8" Ø (178 OR 203 MM) FOR
VENMAR 2.6 HE AND VÄNEE 3000 HE,
6" Ø (152 MM) FOR ALL OTHER UNITS
EXHAUST HOOD
OPTIONAL DUCT
Choose an appropriate location to install the exterior hoods:
LOCATION
INTAKE HOOD
• There must be a minimum distance of 6' (1.8 m) between the
hoods to avoid cross-contamination
18"
(457 MM)
• There must be a minimum distance of 18" (457 mm) from the
ground
6'
(1.8 M)
18"
(457 MM)
! WARNING
Make sure the intake hood is at least 6' (1.8 m) away from any
of the following:
• Dryer exhaust, high efficiency furnace vent, central vacuum
vent
• Gas meter exhaust, gas barbecue-grill
• Any exhaust from a combustion source
• Garbage bin and any other source of contamination
6'
(1.8 M)
18"
(457 MM)
TAPE AND DUCT TIE
Refer to Figure at right to connect the insulated duct to the hoods.
Place the “FRESH AIR INTAKE” sticker, provided in the installation
kit, on corresponding hood. An anti-gust intake hood should be
installed in regions where a lot of snow is expected to fall.
VD0028
4.7
CONNECTING THE DRAIN
± 12"
(± 305 mm)
± 12"
(± 305 mm)
TIE WRAP
TO DRAIN
VO0003
VO0005A
Attach both plastic drain fittings to the
unit using the gaskets, washers and
nuts as shown.
VO0006
Cut 2 sections of plastic tubing, about
12" (305 mm) long and attach them to
each drain fitting. Join these 2 short
sections to the “T” junction and main
tube as shown.
If using a pail to collect water, locate
the tube end approximately 1" from the
top of the pail in order to prevent water
from being drawn back up into the unit.
± 1”
VD0231A
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Make a water trap loop in the tube
to prevent the unit from drawing
unpleasant odors from the drain
source. Make sure this loop is situated
BELOW the “T” as shown. This will
prevent water from being drawn back
up into the unit in case of negative
pressure. Run the tubing to the floor
drain or to an alternative drain pipe or
pail. Be sure there is a slight slope for
the run-off.
5.
INSTALLATION OF THE CONTROLS
! WARNING
Always disconnect the unit before making any connections. Failure in disconnecting power could result in electric shock or
damage of the wall control or electronic module inside the unit.
CAUTION
Failure to comply with the following can cause erratic operation of the unit:
• Never install more than one optional wall control per unit.
• Keep control low voltage wiring at least 1 foot (305 mm) away from motors, lighting ballast, light dimming circuit and power
distribution panel. Do not route control wiring alongside house power wiring.
• Ensure the wires are securely connected.
NOTE: Since this manual is not dedicated to a specific trade mark, this section will cover only the broad lines of main control installation.
For more information about specific features of the main control you will install, refer to the specification (or installation) sheet of
this product. The following illustrations are typical ones, the main control you will install may look and be different.
5.1
MAIN CONTROL WITH LCD SCREEN INSTALLATION
1. Route the cable from the unit to a convenient location for
the wall control.
YELLOW
4. Splice back the end of the
cable to access the 4 wires. RED
WIRE
Strip the end of each wire.
Connect each wire to its
corresponding terminal on GREEN
WIRE
the back of the front module:
YELLOW wire to “Y”, RED
wire to “R”, GREEN wire to
“G” and BLACK wire to “B”. VE0173
2. Detach the front module
from the mounting plate by
pulling the bottom part.
VC0102
WIRE
BLACK
WIRE
CAUTION
Be careful not to pinch wires when reinstalling the
front module on its back plate.
3. Run the cable (4 wires)
through the central opening
of the mounting plate and
mount this plate to the wall
using screws (not included).
If needed, use wall anchors
(not included).
5. Reinstall the front module over the back plate.
VC0103
5.2
DECO-TOUCH MAIN CONTROL INSTALLATION
4. Strip the end of the cable to
access the 4 wires. Strip the
end of each wire. Using a
small flat blade screwdriver,
connect each wire to its
corresponding terminal on
the back of the wall control:
YELLOW wire to “Y”, RED
wire to “R”, GREEN wire to
“G” and BLACK wire to “B”.
1. Cut a 27∕8" x 1³∕8" hole in wall
at a convenient location for
the wall control. Route the
cable from the unit to this
hole.
NOTE: Dimensions
shown
are for an installation
without wall box.
Y
R
G
B
VE0243
Ø 3/16”, typ.
2. Temporarily
place
the
switch over the hole and
mark both mounting screw
hole positions.
5. Mount the wall control to
the wall.
3. Remove the switch, drill
both screw holes (Ø 3/16")
in wall and insert wall
anchors (included).
VC0116A
VC0115
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5.
INSTALLATION OF THE CONTROLS (CONT'D)
5.3
ALL OTHER MAIN CONTROLS INSTALLATION
1. Determine the location of the control.
3. Install the wall control at approximately 60" (1.5 m) from
the ground floor of the house.
Use the template provided in the control box to position
the wire hole and the screw holes.
Use the screws and the plastic shields provided in the
installation kit to secure the control to the wall.
NOTE: The wall control must be installed in a central
location on the main floor. Typical locations for
this control are kitchens, main hallways and family
rooms.
2. Remove the buttons and the
cover plate of the control
(see Figure at right).
Y
VC0024
R
GB
VE0124
4. Connect the wires to the
main control (see Figure at
right).
5. Reinstall cover plate and buttons.
5.4
MAIN AND AUXILIARY CONTROLS ELECTRICAL CONNECTION (ALL MODELS)
1. Connect the wires to their corresponding positions inside the unit. Make sure the connection at the unit and at the control(s)
correspond exactly (see figure below.)
MAIN CONTROL
MAIN PC BOARD
B
G
R
Y
OL
OC
I
J3
J1
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
1
4
7
2
5
8
3
6
9
0L
DEHUMIDISTAT,
or CRANK TIMER
20/40/60-MINUTE SWITCHES
(5 SWITCHES MAXIMUM)
0C
I
REAR VIEW
VE0217A
2. Plug in the unit and do the “overall verification” of the system.
NOTE: During the verification of a main control, make sure that all optional auxiliary controls are inactive.
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6.
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION TO THE FURNACE
! WARNING
Never connect a 120-volt AC circuit to the terminals of the furnace interlock (standard wiring). Only use the low voltage class
2 circuit of the furnace blower control.
For a furnace connected to a cooling system:
On some older thermostat, energizing the “R” and “G” terminals at the furnace has the effect of energizing “Y” terminal at the thermostat
and thereby turning on the cooling system. If you identify this type of thermostat, you must use the ALTERNATE FURNACE INTERLOCK WIRING.
The STANDARD FURNACE INTERLOCK cannot be used and an additional control relay will have to be installed.
STANDARD FURNACE INTERLOCK WIRING
W
R
FOUR
WIRES
TWO WIRES
heating only
G
Y
ALTERNATE FURNACE INTERLOCK WIRING
THERMOSTAT
TERMINALS
W
UNIT CONTROL CONNECTOR
4 WIRES
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
J3
R
F F
2 WIRES
(heating only)
I OC OL Y R G B
G
Y
wiring
nuts
W
W
NC
G
YY
TWO WIRES
COOLING SYSTEM
VE0009A
7.
8
3
6
9
BROWN
NO
*FURNACE INTERLOCK
RELAY
FURNACE
24-VOLT
TERMINAL BLOCK
VE0010A
77
5
COM
BLUE
C
FURNACE
24-VOLT
TERMINAL BLOCK
4
2
GREEN
RR
G
Y
1
GRAY
RED
R
C
Unit Control Module
9-PIN AMP PLUG
J1
THERMOSTAT
TERMINAL
2 WIRES
COOLING SYSTEM
*FURNACE INTERLOCK RELAY, PART NO. 12658
FURNACE INTERLOCK TYPES
The TII (Timed Intermittent Interlock) function consists in 2 modes: the standard mode and the special mode. Depending on the unit
models, the electronic board terminal of the units has additional jumpers (see below for configuration).
VENMAR 1.8 HE AND VÄNEE 2000 HE STANDARD MODE
VENMAR 2.6 HE AND VÄNEE 3000 HE STANDARD MODE
The standard mode is the default mode (the interlock function stays
as it was). On standard mode, the jumper positions on terminal C
and D keep them non-active:
The standard mode is the default mode (the interlock function
stays as it was). On standard mode, the jumper position on upper
terminals B and C keep them non-active:
VE0128
A B C D E F G
VE0172
A B C D E F G
SPECIAL MODE (ALL UNITS)
The special mode drives the furnace interlock relay independently than the HRV operation. The K4 relay is activated for 10 minutes, and
then is deactivated for a 20-minute period, no matter the HRV command, even if the HRV is stopped. To perform the special mode, unplug
the unit and change the jumper locations as shown below:
VE0129
A B C D E F G
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8.
WIRING DIAGRAM
! WARNING
• Risk of electric shocks. Before performing any maintenance or servicing, always disconnect the unit from its power source.
• This product is equipped with an overload protection (fuse). A blown fuse indicates an overload or a short-circuit situation.
If the fuse blows, unplug the product and check the polarity and voltage output from the outlet. Replace the fuse as per the
servicing instructions (refer to wiring diagram for proper fuse rating) and verify the product. If the replaced fuse blows, it may
be a short-circuit and the product must be discarded or returned to an authorized service center for examination and/or repair.
BK
DEFROST TEMPERATURE
SENSOR
G
-t°
WALL CONTROL
R
Y
ABCDEFG
R
9
B
8
G
OC OL
J3
I
F
F
Y
BL
NOTE 4
F2
LO
120 VAC
HI
O
MED
GY
BL
R
1
Y
2
BL
LO
Y
2
BL
G
FUNCTION TABLE
RELAY
MODE
K1
K2
K4*
Intermittent
0
0
0
Exchange Low
1
0
1
Exchange High
1
1
1
1
1
1
Defrost Cycle
0
0
0
Off
DEFROST TIME
BK
BL
BN
G
GY
K5
1
0
0
1
1
BLACK
BLUE
BROWN
GREEN
GREY
COLOR CODE
NC NO CONNECTION
O ORANGE
R RED
W WHITE
Y YELLOW
LINE VOLTAGE
TYPE
DEFROST/VENTILATION
MINUTES
23°F
5°F
-22°F
-5°C
-15°C
-27°C
JU 1
Venmar 2.6
and vänEE 3000
JUMPER TABLE
A B C D E F G
JU1B
JU1C
JU1D
JU1E
JU1F
JU1G
IN
OUT
OUT
OUT
IN
IN
OUT
STANDARD MODE
EXTENDED DEFROST
STANDARD MODE
10/30
10/20
10/15
IN
OUT
OUT
IN
IN
6/60
6/32
6/20
OUT
IN
IN
IN
IN
IN
OUT
OUT
OUT
IN
OUT
OUT
OUT
IN
IN
IN
IN
IN
OUT
SPECIAL MODE
OUT
EXTENDED DEFROST
SPECIAL MODE
OUT
IN
IN
IN
IN
OUT
10/30
6/32
10/20
2
1
MODEL
JU1A
6/60
CLASS 2 LOW VOLTAGE
AND FIELD WIRING
DEFROST TIME
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
A B C D E F G
MOTOR
CAPACITOR
DAMPER
MOTOR 1
0= Relay coil is de-energized/1= Relay coil is energized
* On special mode, K4 is cycling 10 min. ON
and 20 min. OFF
2
1
G
DAMPER
MOTOR 2
120V, 60Hz
NEMA-15P
5-15 PLUG
W
LINE
4- USE SPECIFIED UL LISTED/CSA CERTIFIED LINE FUSE:
LITTELFUSE (312 005), 3AG FAST-ACTING FUSE,
312/318 SERIES, RATING: 5A
OR COOPER BUSSMANN (AGC-5), 3AG FAST-ACTING FUSE,
AGC SERIES, RATING: 5A.
1
BK
3- FIELD WIRING MUST COMPLY WITH APPLICABLE CODES,
ORDINANCES AND REGULATIONS.
MODEL
FAN
MOTOR 1
BN
G
DOOR INTERLOCK
SWITCH
NEUTRAL
2- IF ANY OF THE ORIGINAL WIRE, AS SUPPLIED, MUST BE
REPLACED, USE THE SAME OR EQUIVALENT WIRE.
JU 1
BN
G
BN
NC
Venmar 1.8
and vänEE 2000
JUMPER TABLE
MOTOR
CAPACITOR
BN
120 VAC
HI
MED
BL
R
2
8
7
NC
9
1
4
5
O
1
6
GY
2
J1
1
NOTE 4
F1
O
NOTES
1- FACTORY SET WIRING FOR BLOWER SPEED SELECTION IS
HIGH AND LOW. MEDIUM SPEED CAN BE SELECTED
INSTEAD OF LOW SPEED. DISCONNECT RED WIRE FROM
MOTOR(S) RED TAP AND CONNECT TO MOTOR BLUE TAP.
OPTIONAL
FAN MOTOR 2
R
2
OVERRIDE LED
Y
R
7
6
33
2
1
4
5
J4
Y
CONNECTION FOR FURNACE
BLOWER INTERLOCK
GY
3
OVERRIDE SWITCH
BK OVERRIDE SWITCH
TYPE
DEFROST/VENTILATION
MINUTES
23°F
5°F
-22°F
-5°C
-15°C
-27°C
JU1A
JU1B
JU1C
JU1D
JU1E
JU1F
JU1G
IN
OUT
OUT
IN
IN
IN
OUT
STANDARD MODE
10/60
10/32
10/20
OUT
OUT
EXTENDED DEFROST
STANDARD MODE
10/30
10/20
10/15
IN
OUT
SPECIAL MODE
6/60
6/32
6/20
OUT
EXTENDED DEFROST
SPECIAL MODE
10/30
10/20
10/15
6/20
10/15
VE0218A
16
OUT
IN
IN
IN
IN
OUT
9.
AIR FLOW BALANCING
9.1
WHAT YOU NEED TO BALANCE THE UNIT
• A magnehelic gauge capable of measuring 0" to 0.25" water gauge (0 to 62.5 Pa) and 2 plastic
tubes.
• Two flow collars (the size will vary depending on duct diameter).
VP0005
9.2
FLOW COLLAR
PRELIMINARY STAGES TO BALANCE THE UNIT
Seal all the unit ductwork with tape. Close all windows and doors. Turn off all exhaust devices such as: range hood, dryers and
bathroom fans. Make sure balancing dampers are fully opened (F and G in Figure below).
Choose appropriate locations for both flow collars according to Figure below:
• On the exhaust air duct (first measuring location, A)
• On the fresh air distribution duct (second measuring location, B)
• At least 36" (914 mm) away from the unit; at least 12" (304 mm) before or after a 90° elbow; at least 12" (304 mm) away from a
register
OR
12” (304 mm)
F
B
12” (304 mm)
A
G
36” (914 mm)
36” (914 mm)
VP0007A
NOTE: To get the best ventilation performance from Venmar 2.6 HE and vänEE 3000 HE, refer to Point 4.5.2 on page 11.
9.3
INSTALLATION OF FLOW COLLARS
Insert the flow collars in the duct at each location (A and B on Figure above). Make sure their arrows are pointing in the direction
of the airflow. Tape collars in place temporarily.
9.4
BALANCING PROCEDURE
1. Set the unit to high speed.
Make sure that the furnace blower is ON if the installation is in any way connected to the ductwork of the cold air return. If
not leave furnace blower OFF. If the outside temperature is below 0°C/32°F, make sure the unit is not running in defrost while
balancing. (By waiting 10 minutes after plugging the unit in, you are assured that the unit is not in a defrost cycle.)
2. Place the magnehelic gauge on a level surface and adjust it to zero.
3. Connect tubing from gauge to flow collar in exhaust air stream (location A in Figure above).
Be sure to connect the tubes to their appropriate high/low fitting. If the gauge reading drops to
below zero, reverse the tubing connections.
NOTE: It is better to start with the exhaust air flow reading because the exhaust typically
has more restriction than the fresh air, especially in cases of fully ducted and exhaust
ducted installations.
LOW HIG
H
FLOW
Hold or place the magnehelic gauge upright and level. Record the reading.
VP0003
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9.
AIR FLOW BALANCING (CONT'D)
9.4
BALANCING PROCEDURE (CONT'D)
4. Move tubing to the other side of the unit (location B in Figure on page 17) and note reading.
Adjust the fresh air balancing damper F until the reading at B is approximately the same as the
reading at A).
If the reading at B is less than the reading at A then go back and adjust the exhaust balancing
damper G to equal the fresh air flow.
LOW HIGHW
FLO
VP0004
5. Remove flow collars and reconnect the duct, then, seal with duct tape. Write the required airflow information on a label and stick
it near the unit for future reference: (date, maximum speed airflows, your name and phone number and business address).
NOTES: 1. Most flow collar kits provide a conversion chart situated on the collar which enables you to convert magnehelic
gauge readings to equivalent cfm values.
2. A difference of ± 10 cfm (± 0.015 inches water gauge) between the 2 readings is considered balanced.
3. If you are using only one flow collar, then, after completing the first reading, transfer this measuring device to the
other side of the unit and take the second reading.
10. MAINTENANCE
! WARNING
Risk of electric shock. Before performing any maintenance or servicing, always disconnect the unit from its power source.
10.1 REGULAR MAINTENANCE
1. Motor: The motor is factory lubricated for life. Lubricating the bearings is not recommended.
CAUTION
Because the unit is hung, two people are recommended to remove or install the heat recovery core. Do not hold the heat
recovery core using its plastic extrusions as handles.
2. The heat recovery core must be handled with care. We recommend that it be washed once a year, following the season of most
intense use, in order to insure maximum efficiency of the plastic partitions.
Allow the heat recovery core to soak for 3 hours in a solution of warm water and mild soap. Rinse under a heavy stream of water.
CAUTION
Hot water and a strong detergent will damage the heat recovery core.
3. The air filters are washable. Under normal conditions, we recommend that they be washed every 3 months. Use a vacuum
cleaner to remove the heaviest portion of accumulated dust.
Then wash in lukewarm water.
4. Regularly check the screen on the exterior intake hood and clean when necessary. Also check during very cold weather because
ice may grow on the screen located at the exterior intake hood.
CAUTION
Even a partial blocking of this air vent could cause the unit to malfunction.
10.2 ANNUAL MAINTENANCE
Annual service should include:
1. Cleaning filters, heat recovery core and the exterior air intake/exhaust hood.
2. Cleaning the wheels and the blower blades.
3. Cleaning the condensation tray with soapy water (ensure that the drain is not clogged).
4. Running the system and checking the different operating modes.
5. Measuring and calibrating rates of flow using the procedure descriptions in Section 9.
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11. TROUBLESHOOTING
If the unit does not work properly, reset the unit by unplugging it for one minute and then replug it. If it still not working properly,
refer to table below.
NOTE: Be sure to unplug and inspect the unit before proceeding with these steps.
PROBLEMS
POSSIBLE CAUSES
The error code E1 is
displayed on Altitude,
Platinum or Deco-Touch
wall control screen.
• The wires may be in reverse position. • Ensure that the color coded wires have been connected to
their appropriate places.
• The wires may be broken.
• Inspect every wire and replace any that is damaged.
• The wires may have a bad
• Ensure the wires are correctly connected.
connection.
There is no outside
temperature displayed on
Altitude or Platinum wall
.
control screen
NOTE: At its very start-up or after a power failure, it takes
some minutes before the outside temperature value
appears on screen. The delay duration depends on
which operation mode the wall control is set. The
shortest delay is obtained when the wall control is set
on MIN or MAX in VENT Mode.
• The unit thermistor may be defective. • Replace the unit thermistor.
• The Altitude, Platinum or Deco-Touch • Replace the Altitude, Platinum or Deco-Touch wall control.
wall control may be defective.
3
Altitude, Platinum or
Deco-Touch wall control
screen alternates
between normal display
and E3.
4
On Altitude or Platinum
wall control, there is
an important difference
between temperature
displayed and real
temperature.
• The unit thermistor is defective.
• The unit damper has been blocked
or broken.
• Replace the unit thermistor.
• Check for the proper operation of the unit damper; replace
if necessary.
Unit does not work.
• The circuit board may be defective.
• Unplug the unit. Disconnect the main
control and the optional control(s)
(if need be). Jump BLACK (B) and
GREEN (G) terminals. Plug the unit. If
the motor runs on high speed and the
damper opens, the circuit board is not
defective
1
2
__
YOU SOULD TRY THIS
5
B
G
VE0082
One motor does not work.
• The fan motor fuse F1 or F2 may be
blown.
The damper actuator
does not work.
• The 9-pin connector may have a • Plug the unit and check to make sure all the crimp
loose connection.
connections are secured. Check the damper actuator
connections as well.
• The damper actuator may be • Feed 120 V directly to the damper actuator. If the problem
defective.
persists, replace the damper actuator.
• The circuit board may be defective. • Replace the circuit board if the problem is not solved by the
above.
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7
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• Unplug the unit. Check if the fuse is blown on both fan motor
GREY wire (the strand is broken). If it is blown, replace the
fuse according to the specifications on wiring diagram.
11. TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEMS
POSSIBLE CAUSES
The wall control does not
work.
• TII mode is activated.
•
•
•
•
8
•
The 20/40/60-min.
push-button timer does
not work OR its indicator
light does not stay on.
YOU SOULD TRY THIS
• If the outside temperature is below -15°C (5°F), then the TII
mode is activated. (See Section 7.)
The wires may be in reverse position. • Ensure that the color coded wires have been connected to
their appropriate places.
• Inspect every wire and replace any that are damaged.
The wires may be broken.
There may be a short-circuit.
• With the help of a multimeter, check for continuity.
The wire in the wall OR the wall • Remove the wall control and test it right beside the unit
control may be defective.
using another shorter wire. If the wall control works there,
change the wire. If it doesn’t, change the wall control.
The circuit board may be defective. • If the second wall control does not solve the problem, then
replace the circuit board.
• The 20/40/60-min. push button may
be defective.
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• Unplug the unit. Disconnect the main
control and the optional control(s)
(if need be). Jump the OL and OC
terminals. If unit switches to high speed,
change the push-button.
OL
OC
VE0067
The defrost cyclet does • Ice deposit may be hindering the • Remove the ice.
not work (the fresh air duct
damper operation.
is frozen OR the fresh air • The damper rod or the port damper • Inspect these parts and replace if necessary.
distributed is very cold).
itself may be broken.
• The damper actuator may be • Plug in the unit and select “MIN” or “MAX”. Press the door
defective.
switch and see if the port damper opens. If it doesn’t open,
feed 120V directly to the damper actuator. If the port damper
still doesn’t open, replace the damper actuator.
• The circuit board may be defective. • Unplug the unit. Unplug the defrost sensor wire (see J4
10
on electrical diagram Section 8). Plug the unit back in.
Select “MIN” and make sure the unit is adjusted for low
speed operation (turn all Humidity Controls maximum
counterclockwise). Wait 3 minutes. The unit should switch
to high speed and the damper at the fresh air intake port
should close (defrost mode). If this doesn’t happen, then
replace the circuit board.
• If the defrost mode works well after having disconnected
• The thermistor may be defective.
the thermistor wire (above test), this means the thermistor
is probably defective. You should replace it.
12. REFERENCES
• CSA, Standard F326, “Residential Mechanical Ventilation Systems”
• NRCC, “National Building Code” 1995 edition.
• HRAI, “Desing and installation Manual for Residential Mechanical Ventilation Systems”, 1987 edition.
• HRAI, “Installation Manual for Heat Recovery Ventilators”, 1987 edition.
• CSA Standard C444-M887, “Installation requirements for Heat Recovery Ventilators”.
• ASRHAE 1984 Systems Handbook, chapter 11, “Air Distribution Design for Small Heating and Cooling Systems”.
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