User Manual
VENTILATION SYSTEMS
VB0065
vänEE Canadian Model Numbers
Broan U.S.A. Model Numbers
1001 ERV
HRV100H
1001 HRV*
HRV200H
2001 ERV
ERV100HC
2001 HRV*
ERV200HC
* These products earned the ENERGY STAR® by meeting strict
energy efficiency guidelines set by Natural Resources Canada
and the US EPA. They meet ENERGY STAR requirements only
when used in Canada.
Address of your installer
To register your Broan product on line visit: www.broan.com/register
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ABOUT THIS MANUAL/PRODUCT
The purpose of this manual is to help you with the use of your unit. Section 2 (How to
Operate the Unit Using Controls) shows you how you can operate the unit in no time.
Section 3 deals with maintenance and explains how to maintain the unit to ensure maximum
operation and performance. In the other sections, for example Troubleshooting, you will
learn how to solve minor problems (Section 4); plus other important information which we
urge you to read.
Several models are described in this publication. Some details of your unit may be slightly
different than the ones shown, as the illustrations are typical ones.
We welcome any suggestions you may have concerning this manual and/or the unit, and we
would appreciate hearing your comments on ways to better serve you. Please forward all
correspondence to us at the address indicated on the warranty text included with this manual.
This manual uses the following symbols to emphasize particular information:
0
! 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.
Finally, we want to congratulate you on your purchase of this excellent unit which will allow
you and your family to enjoy fresh air throughout your home for years to come!
CAUTION
Some activities create dust or vapors which may damage your unit. You
must therefore turn off and unplug your unit in the following situations:
• major renovation work
• housing construction
• sanding (e.g. gypsum joints, etc.)
• varnishing
During very heavy snowstorms, the unit should also be turned off to avoid
problems caused by snow entering the unit, even if the installation is
equipped with an anti-gust intake hood.
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 genuine 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. Also, the manufacturer
recommends to contact a certified service depot for all replacement parts and repairs.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.YOUR
UNIT AND ITS PURPOSE
.......................................................4-6
1.1 Unit Description........................................................................................4
1.2 Purpose of the Ventilation System ...........................................................4
1.3 Recovery ..................................................................................................5
1.4 Defrosting.................................................................................................6
1.5 Specifications ...........................................................................................6
2.HOW TO
OPERATE THE UNIT USING CONTROLS ...............................7-18
2.1 Instructions Regarding your Control Devices .......................................7-8
2.2 Using the Platinum Main Control ........................................................9-11
2.3 Using the Deco-Touch Main Control.................................................12-14
2.4 Using the VT1W Main Control ...............................................................15
2.5 Using the VT2W Main Control ..........................................................16-17
2.6 Using the Dehumidistat Main Control ....................................................17
2.7 Using the 3-Position Switch ...................................................................17
2.8 Using the Optional Controls...................................................................18
3.MAINTENANCE .........................................................................19-21
3.1 Every Three Months .........................................................................19-20
3.2 Annual Maintenance (Fall) ................................................................20-21
4.TROUBLESHOOTING .......................................................................22
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1. YOUR UNIT AND ITS PURPOSE
1.1 UNIT DESCRIPTION
1
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Power supply cord
Filters
Recovery core
Condensation tray
Blower assembly
2
5
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1.2 PURPOSE
OF THE
4
3
VENTILATION SYSTEM
Your ventilation system is designed to provide fresh air, warmed outdoor air to your home
while exhausting stale, humid air from your home. By eliminating accumulated pollutants
and humidity, it maintains an optimum air quality and an ideal relative humidity.
VH0025
NOTES: 1. Shown with a forced air system. Can also operate on its own.
2. Installation may vary.
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1.3 RECOVERY
•
Units equipped with a heat recovery core (polypropylene core) are specifically
designed to control excess humidity and reduce ventilation costs by recovering the
heat energy from the exhausted air, and using that same heat energy to warm the fresh
air being supplied. This heat recovery process is accomplished in such a way that the
stale air is never mixed with the fresh air.
INSIDE OUTSIDE
Example (in winter):
STALE AIR TO OUTSIDE
4°C/40°F
FRESH AIR FROM OUTSIDE
0°C/32°F
FRESH AIR TO BUILDING
18°C/64°F
STALE AIR FROM BUILDING
22°C/72°F
VF0011
•
Units equipped with a heat and humidity recovery core (enthalpic core) can reduce
ventilation costs in winter as well as in summer.
1.
During the heating season, the unit draws the humidity and heat from the stale air and
transfers them, in part, to the cold air entering the house, thus avoiding dryness
problems and providing maximum comfort.
INSIDE OUTSIDE
Example (in winter):
STALE AIR TO OUTSIDE
4°C/40°F
FRESH AIR FROM OUTSIDE
0°C/32°F
FRESH AIR TO
BUILDING 18°C/64°F
STALE AIR FROM BUILDING
22°C/72°F
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During the cooling season, the unit reverses the process, preventing the humidity from
the outside air from entering into the house.
Example (in summer with air conditioning):
INSIDE OUTSIDE
2.
STALE AIR TO
OUTSIDE 30°C/86°F
FRESH AIR FROM OUTSIDE
32°C/90°F
FRESH AIR TO
BUILDING 27°C/80°F
STALE AIR FROM BUILDING
25°C/77°F
VF0028
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1.4 DEFROSTING
When the outside temperature is below 0°C (32°F), recovery (of heat or energy) creates
frost in the core. To maintain its proper operation, the unit is programmed to defrost the
recovery core. The defrost frequency varies according to the outside temperature.
Defrosting lasts 6 minutes. During the defrost cycle, the unit shifts to maximum speed and
the dampers close.
After defrosting, the unit returns to the operating mode selected by the user.
1.5 SPECIFICATIONS
Model
1001 ERV, 1001 HRV, HRV100H, ERV100HC
Width
Height
Depth
Weight
Electrical Supply
Power Consumption
Model
30¼” (768 mm)
20” (508 mm)
13¾” (349 mm)
65 lb (30 kg)
120 V, 60 Hz
150 watts
2001 ERV, 2001 HRV, HRV200H, ERV200HC
Width
Height
Depth
Weight
Electrical Supply
Power Consumption
30¼” (768 mm)
20” (508 mm)
19” (483 mm)
73 lb (33 kg)
120 V, 60 Hz
225 watts
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2. HOW TO OPERATE THE UNIT USING CONTROLS
2.1 INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING YOUR CONTROL DEVICES
Refer below and on the following page to identify which controls are installed in your house.
Then, go to the pages indicated to learn how to CONTROL your unit.
MAIN CONTROLS
Platinum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pages 9-11
MODE
PREF
SET
SMART
VC0104
Deco-Touch
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pages 12-14
VC0117
CONDENSATION CONTROL
E
MM
SU
R
-20°C
-4°F
CO
M F OR T Z ON E
-5°C
23°F
5°C
41°F
VT1W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 15
AIR SUPPLY CONTROL
OFF
MIN.
AIR
EXCHANGE
MAX.
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CONDENSATION CONTROL
E
MM
SU
R
-20°C
-4°F
CO
M F OR T Z ON E
-5°C
23°F
5°C
41°F
VT2W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pages 16-17
CONDENSATION CONTROL
MAXIMUM SPEED
AIR EXCHANGE IN PROGRESS
AIR SUPPLY CONTROL
MIN.
MAX.
20 MIN.
ON
CONTINUOUS
40 MIN.
OFF
INTERMITTENT
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2.1 INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING YOUR CONTROL DEVICES
(CONT’D)
MAIN CONTROLS (CONT’D)
ATIVE HUM IDIT
R EL
Y
%
OFF
20%
HUMIDITY
CONTROL
25%
70%
30%
CO
M F OR T Z ON E
40%
50%
60%
Dehumidistat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 17
DURING FALL, WINTER
AND SPRING, SET THE
DIAL ACCORDING TO
THE DESIRED MAXIMUM
INDOOR HUMIDITY LEVEL.
DURING SUMMER SET
THE DIAL TO THE
OFF POSITION.
VC0071
3-Position Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 17
VENTILATION
HIGH SPEED
HAUTE VITESSE
REMOTE
LOW SPEED
ARRÊT BASSE VITESSE
VC0072
OPTIONAL CONTROLS
20-minute push-button timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 18
ON
VC0030
20 min.
40 min.
20/40/60-minute push-button timer . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 18
60 min.
VC0046
OFF
Turn
Past
HOLD
10
60
20
50
40
60-minute crank timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 18
30
MINUTES
VC0017
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2.2 USING THE PLATINUM MAIN CONTROL
ON-SCREEN INDICATORS
8
9
10
11
12
7
13
6
1
VC0099
5
1
2
3
4
5
2
3
4
SMART Mode. Entirely automatic mode
optimizing the ventilation.
Temperature Indicators.
Program Mode. Allows to program the
desired ventilation according to the period
of the day.
Recirculation Mode. Manual mode
performing air recirculation inside the
house.
Ventilation Mode. Manual mode performing
air exchange with the outside.
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7
8
9
10
11
12
13
CASING INDICATORS
Animated Arrows showing ventilation
status (recirculation or air exchange).
Periods of the day (morning, day,
evening and night).
Week days.
Week-end days.
Hour display.
AM or PM display.
Appears only when setting
backlight preferences.
Ventilation / Recirculation speeds and
programming options.
AND
KEYS
A SMART key:
B
C
Enables and disables the
F
G
SMART mode.
Set key: • Press 3 seconds to access setting
periods for Program mode.
• Confirms the chosen option and
goes to following setting.
Arrow keys: • Adjust ventilation and
recirculation speeds.
• Allows to review the
program’s period.
E
• Adjust Preference and
Program values.
Mode / Pref key: • Mode: Selects whether
VC0100
Ventilation, Recirculation
D
C
B
A
or Program mode.
• Pref: Push 3 seconds to F Power indicator: Illuminates when the
control is operating.
access Preference settings.
G
Filter
maintenance
Perform filters
Reset filter keys:
Press on B and D keys
indicator:
maintenance.
simultaneously for 5 seconds
(Refer to Section 3
to turn off (reset) the filter
Maintenance).
maintenance indicator.
MODE
PREF
D
E
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SET
SMART
2.2 USING THE PLATINUM MAIN CONTROL (CONT’D)
The Platinum main control is pre-programmed and ready to go. All you have to do is to set
day and time. Then check the settings below and change if needed.
SETTING PREFERENCES
Press on MODE / PREF key (D) for 3 seconds.
NOTE: You can exit Preferences setting by pressing on MODE / PREF key (D) for
3 seconds any time in the process, or wait 60 seconds. The modified values will be
kept in memory.
WHAT WILL YOU SEE
If the control will be set for the very first time, the current day will be the first setting to be
made; MON (for Monday) will flash on screen.
If the control was previously set up, when setting preferences, the control returns to the last
preference chosen on previous setting. While setting Preferences, the corresponding setting
value flashes (e.g.: while setting current hour, hour is flashing).
HOW TO PROCEED
For every settings in table below:
• Use
to select value.
• Press SET key (B) to confirm the selected preference and go to next setting.
SETTING
CURRENT DAY
HOUR DISPLAY
CURRENT HOUR
CURRENT MINUTE
TEMPERATURE UNIT
INSIDE TEMPERATURE
AVAILABLE VALUE
DEFAULT OPTIONS
MON/TUE/WED/THU/FRI/SAT/SUN
MON
AM
AM
12:00 PM
OR 24:00
12:00 PM
FROM 0 TO 12 OR 24
12
FROM 00 TO 59
00
°C OR °F
°C
ON
DISPLAY
MINIMUM
FOR AIR EXCHANGE*
OUTSIDE
FOR AIR EXCHANGE*
OR
SMART
ON
-25°C
OR
OR
-40°F TO 32°F
1°C TO 40°C
-13°F
27°C
TEMPERATURE
*IN PROG
OFF
-40°C TO 0°C
OUTSIDE
TEMPERATURE
MAXIMUM
OR
OR
OR
33°F TO 104°F
81°F
MODE, THESE LIMIT VALUES ALLOW TO STOP AIR EXCHANGE
WITH THE OUTSIDE.
BACKLIGHT COLOR
BACKLIGHT DISPLAY
AUTO: BACKLIGHT
OFF MODE FOR
INTERMITTENT MODE
AFTER A VENTILATION
BLUE OR GREEN
BLUE
AUTO OR ON
AUTO
ACTIVATED 10 SECONDS WHEN ANY KEY IS PRESSED.
ON: BACKLIGHT ALWAYS ON.
VENTILATION/RECIRCULATION
VENT/RECIRC.
OR VENTILATION/OFF
PERIOD, DETERMINES THE SECOND PART OF THE CYCLE
(RECIRCULATION OR OFF).
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2.2 USING THE PLATINUM MAIN CONTROL (CONT’D)
Pressing on MODE / PREF key (D) successively allows to go from Ventilation mode to
Recirculation mode and then to Program mode (VENT 5 , RECIRC 4 and PROG 3 on
control screen).
• In Ventilation Mode, use
to change the ventilation speed (displayed in 13
in all options except RECIRC).
• In Recirculation mode, use
to change the recirculation speed (displayed
in 13 , OFF, MIN, MAX).
• In Program mode, use
to review the period settings without changing
them (the period icons are displayed in 7 ).
Pressing once on A allows to turn the ventilation unit in Smart mode. On this mode, the
ventilation unit operation will be driven by the outdoor temperature and by the indoor
conditions. Press once more to exit Smart mode.
SETTING PERIODS
FOR PROGRAM MODE
The Program Mode allows the user to customize the operation of his/her ventilation unit, for
week and weekend days. All days are divided in 4 periods. The periods starting hour and
ventilation speed are factory set (see below).
DAILY PERIODS DEFAULT SETTINGS
PERIOD
STARTING HOUR
PERIOD 1 (MORNING)
6:00 AM
9:00 AM
PERIOD 2 (DAY)
PERIOD 3 (EVENING)
5:00 PM
PERIOD 4 (NIGHT)
11:00 PM
MODE
MIN
20 MIN/H
MIN
20 MIN/H
To change these values:
Press on SET key (B) for 3 seconds, PROG (for program) will appear on screen, and week
days will flash.
NOTE: You can exit Periods setting by pressing on SET key (B) for 3 seconds any time in
the process, or wait 60 seconds.
• Use
to select between setting week days or weekend days.
• Press SET key (B) to confirm the choice, and go to setting daily Period 1.
(Period 1 will appear on screen, and hour display will flash.)
• Use
to select the period starting hour.
NOTE: Time changes by 15 minutes increments.
• Press SET key (B) to confirm and go to select the ventilation speed or type (will flash
on screen).
• Use
to select the ventilation speed or type.
• Press SET key (B) to confirm and go to daily Period 2.
(Period 2 will appear on screen, and hour display will flash.)
Proceed as for Period 1 for all daily periods. Once the ventilation speed or type for daily
Period 4 has been selected:
• Press SET key (B) to confirm.
NOTE : If the week days were the first to be set, the weekend days will appear on screen;
but if the weekend days were the first to be set, then the week days will appear on
screen.
(Period 1 will appear on screen, and hour display will flash.)
• Set periods as described above.
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2.3 USING THE DECO-TOUCH MAIN CONTROL
BACKLIGHT
If the backlight is not illuminated, the first button pressed (no
matter which button) shall turn on the backlight. The backlight
remains illuminated for 10 seconds after the last button
pressed.
VC0117
OPERATING MODES
OR
To change the operation mode of the ventilation unit, press the UP or
DOWN arrow button. Operating mode label will then scroll up or down
on LCD screen.
OFF
Put the unit on stand-by mode, so it will only respond to auxiliairy
controls (if present). On LCD screen, only the House is visible showing
the control is powered on. This is the factory default mode.
RECIRC
Air is recirculated inside the house at high speed.
20
MIN/H
The ventilation unit exchanges air intermittently on a one hour cycle as
follows: OFF for 40 min. (or recirculation on high speed for 40 min., see
next page) and then exchange air during 20 min. on low speed. Repeat
cycle after the 20 min. of air exchange.
MIN
Air is exchanged with the outside on low speed.
MAX
Air is exchanged with the outside on high speed.
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2.2 USING THE PLATINUM MAIN CONTROL (CONT’D)
HOW
(RH) LEVEL AND CHOOSE BETWEEN
RECIRCULATION IN STAND-BY
TO SET THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY
OFF
IN STANDBY OR
Setting the relative humidity level allows to select the maximum desired indoor humidity
level (in percentage). This value will be used to start the dehumidistat override (air
exchange in high speed).
Press and hold OK for 3 sec. to access the settings
menu. The backlight will be activated during all the
procedure.
The Relative humidity arrow and value will flash (default
setting: 45%).
Use UP or DOWN arrow to change the value.
The value changes by 1% increments. Lower
value: 30%. Upper value: 55%. Still flashing.
OR
Press OK button to accept the new value and go to next
settting.
Two lines are flashing to show that OFF¹ is in stand by
(default configuration setting).
OR
OR
Use UP or DOWN
arrow to change to
RECIRCULATION
in standby.
Press OK button to accept and quit
setting menu.
Recirculation arrows are turning and rE flashes to show
that RECIRCULATION² is in standby.
Press OK button to accept and quit setting menu.
1OFF
IN STAND BY:
On 20 MIN/H mode, the ventilation unit is OFF during 40 minutes
and exchange air with the outside on low speed during the
remaining 20 minutes of the hour. This is the default value.
2RECIRCULATION IN STAND BY: On 20 MIN/H mode, the ventilation unit recirculates
the inside air for 40 minutes on high speed and
exchange air with the outside on low speed during
the remaining 20 minutes of the hour.
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2.2 USING THE PLATINUM MAIN CONTROL (CONT’D)
DEHUMIDISTAT OVERRIDE SELECTION
In the operating modes MIN, MAX, 20 MIN/H and RECIRC, the user can select a
dehumidistat override so that if the relative humidity (RH) in the house exceeds the RH
setting previously stored, the ventilation unit will exchange in high speed until the
target indoor RH setting is reached.
An air exchanger is not a dehumidifier, but it can change the indoor relative humidity
by bringing in drier or more humid air from outside during non heating season. The
dehumidistat override function is useful to reduce indoor RH when the outdoor air is
cool and dry during the heating season. Select a target RH between 30% and 55%
according to your comfort. When outdoor relative humidity is high (e.g. in summer),
turn off the override by pressing OK until the RH display disappears.
When the dehumidistat override is activated, the AUTO indicator will
appear on LCD screen to show that the actual mode is being overridden.
Also, the relative humidity appears (if it was not shown, see example
beside). Once the target humidity level is reached, the unit goes back
into its original operating mode and AUTO disappears from LCD screen.
NOTE: If the actual mode is MAX, only the relative humidity level appears on
screen; AUTO label will not appear.
To engage the dehumidistat override, press OK. The actual indoor RH and the %HUM
label appear on LCD screen.
NOTE: If the actual RH is less than 20%, then the humidity indicator will display
“LO”, and if the actual RH is greater than 80%, then the humidity ndicator
will display “HI”.
To turn off the dehumidistat override, press OK again. The RH and %HUM display will
disappear from LCD screen.
MAINTENANCE INDICATOR
RESETTING MAINTENANCE INDICATOR: Press simultaneously on both arrow
buttons, Maintenance indicator will disappear from LCD screen.
The maintenance indicator is represented by an M in
a rounded triangle, at the top of the house (see
beside). If this indicator is flashing, perform the
semi-annual maintenance, and if it is not flashing,
perform the annual maintenance (refer to Section 3).
AND
POWER FAILURE
After a power failure, the wall control returns to its original operation mode. All settings
are kept in memory.
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2.4 USING THE VT1W MAIN CONTROL
Location:
Purpose:
Located in the busiest area of the house.
To adjust air supply and reduce condensation on windows.
ADJUSTING THE AIR SUPPLY CONTROL
a)
R
To turn the unit off, slide selector A at the
“OFF” position.
Optional controls, however, may still be
active.
CONDENSATION CONTROL
E
MM
SU
b)
Select speed “MIN.” or “MAX.” using switch A
(as shown on diagram).
• When “MIN.” (minimum speed) is selected,
if the knob B is set above the click, the unit
will exchange in low speed with the
outside and if it is set below the click, the
unit will exchange on high speed with the
outside until the desired humidity level has
been reached.
• When “MAX.” (maximum speed) is selected,
the unit will exchange on high speed with
the outside either if he knob B is set below
of above the click.
B
-20°C
-4°F
CO
M F OR T Z ON E
-5°C
23°F
5°C
41°F
AIR SUPPLY CONTROL
OFF
MIN.
AIR
EXCHANGE
MAX.
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A
ADJUSTING THE CONDENSATION CONTROL
Setting during the summer months:
Normally there is no condensation on your windows during this period which therefore
eliminates the need of the condensation control for a few months. Set knob B at the
“SUMMER’’ position during this period.
Setting during the fall, winter and spring months:
1) Determine the humidity level in your house (bring the knob B counterclockwise to
-20°C, then bring it back clockwise slowly until you hear a “click”).
2) Set knob B a notch under this temperature level or “click”.
NOTES:
1. Do not select a temperature below -20°C. This could lead to excessive dryness
in the air causing discomfort for the occupants.
2. When the humidity level is high, the unit automatically operates at maximum
speed. If you change the setting of your “AIR SUPPLY” knob (B) at that time, it
will remain at maximum speed until the humidity level is reduced, and then
switch to the desired setting.
It is possible (and normal) to experience condensation on your windows when drastic
changes in temperature happen (for example: -5°C [23°F] to -20°C [-4°F] within few
hours). In that case, we suggest waiting a few days to allow the situation to stabilize.
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2.5 USING THE VT2W MAIN CONTROL
Location:
Purpose:
Located in the busiest area of the house.
To adjust air supply and reduce condensation on windows.
ADJUSTING AIR SUPPLY CONTROL
a)
Press “PUSH” (A) until the “MIN.”, “MAX.” or “INTERMITTENT” light indicator appears.
• When “MIN.” (minimum speed) is
selected, if the knob B is set above
the click, the unit will exchange in
low speed with the outside and if it is
set below the click, the unit will
B
exchange on high speed with the
outside until the desired humidity
level has been reached.
• When “MAX”. (maximum speed) is
CONDENSATION CONTROL
MAXIMUM SPEED
C
selected, the unit will exchange on
AIR EXCHANGE IN PROGRESS
high speed with the outside either if
MIN.
MAX.
the knob B is set below of above the
CONTINUOUS
INTERMITTENT
click.
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• Select “INTERMITTENT” (20 minutes
minimum speed exchange every
A
D
hour) when you are away from the
house for a few days or when you
deem the inside air too dry.
b) To turn the unit off , press “PUSH” (A) until the “MIN.”, “MAX.” and “INTERMITTENT”
light indicators are all turned off.
NOTE: Optional controls will still be active. (Indicator (C) will be the only one to light up if
an optional control is active).
CONDENSATION CONTROL
E
MM
SU
R
-20°C
-4°F
CO
M F OR T Z ON E
-5°C
23°F
5°C
41°F
AIR SUPPLY CONTROL
20 MIN.
ON
40 MIN.
OFF
ADJUSTING CONDENSATION CONTROL
Setting during the summer months:
Normally there is no condensation on your windows during this period which therefore
eliminates the need of the condensation control for a few months. Set knob B at the
“SUMMER’’ position during this period.
Setting during the fall, winter and spring months:
Ideally, maintain humidity level within the “Comfort Zone” (between 5°C and -20°C), which
is the dark area around knob B.
To reduce humidity level, turn knob B clockwise a notch below the click. The unit will then
switch to high speed, lighting up the humidity light (D indicator). When this light goes "OFF"
(after a few hours or a few days), repeat the same procedure if excess humidity persists.
NOTE: If the air is too dry, set your knob B back to the “Comfort Zone” and use INTERMITTENT
or turn off the unit.
When the humidity light (D indicator) goes "ON", you can still change the mode of operation
but your change will take place only when the light goes OFF.
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2.5 USING THE VT2W MAIN CONTROL (CONT’D)
UNDERSTANDING THE
LIGHT INDICATORS
LIGHTS UP when the
control has detected
excess humidity. This
forces the motor to
operate at high speed.
The light indicator
turns off when the
humidity drops to the
level associated with
the
temperature
selected on knob B.
LIGHTS UP
when
the
system
is
operating
( ex h a u s t i n g
stale air from
the
house
and drawing
in fresh air).
CONDENSATION CONTROL
MAXIMUM SPEED
AIR EXCHANGE IN PROGRESS
AIR SUPPLY CONTROL
MIN.
MAX.
20 MIN.
ON
CONTINUOUS
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40 MIN.
OFF
INTERMITTENT
LIGHTS UP when the intermittent
mode has been selected.
FLASHES when maintenance is
required (see Section 3).
2.6 USING THE DEHUMIDISTAT MAIN CONTROL
Location:
%
20%
A
During fall, winter and spring:
HUMIDITY
CONTROL
25%
70%
30%
Adjust knob A to the desired maximum humidity
level.
NOTE: Do not select a level below 30%. This
could lead to excessive dryness in the
air causing discomfort for the occupants.
CO
M F OR T Z ON E
40%
60%
50%
DURING FALL, WINTER
AND SPRING, SET THE
DIAL ACCORDING TO
THE DESIRED MAXIMUM
INDOOR HUMIDITY LEVEL.
DURING SUMMER SET
THE DIAL TO THE
OFF POSITION.
During summer:
Adjust knob A to the “OFF’’ position or to the
highest humidity setting if there is no “OFF’’
position on your control.
ATIVE HUM IDIT
R EL
Y
F
OF
Purpose:
Located in the busiest area of the
house.
To reduce condensation on windows.
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Appearance may vary.
2.7 USING THE 3-POSITION SWITCH
Location:
Purpose:
Located on the side of the unit, only on models HRV100H and HRV200H.
To adjust air supply.
How to operate the unit on a daily basis:
Select “LOW’’ or “HIGH’’ speed:
• Select “LOW SPEED’’ for normal daily operation.
• Select “HIGH SPEED’’ for excess pollutants and
humidity (parties, odors, smoke, etc.)
VENTILATION
HIGH SPEED
HAUTE VITESSE
REMOTE
LOW SPEED
ARRÊT BASSE VITESSE
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How to turn the unit off: Select the “REMOTE’’ position.
NOTE: If the HRV100H or the HRV200H is connected to VT1W main control,
the 3-position switch must be in “REMOTE’’ position.
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! WARNING
Optional controls or the Dehumidistat can still activate the unit, even when
it is in the “REMOTE’’ position. Unplug the unit to be absolutely sure it is off.
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2.8 USING THE OPTIONAL CONTROLS
Location:
Located in the bathroom or in other locations where there is temporary
excess humidity or pollutants.
Purpose:
To eliminate excess humidity produced by showers or other periodic
activities producing pollutants.
20-MINUTE PUSH-BUTTON TIMER:
(AVAILABLE ONLY FOR HRV100H AND HRV200H MODELS)
Activate the push-button.
Results expected:
1. Motor speed: High for 20 minutes.
2. Indicator light goes “ON”.
3. Air exchange indicator light goes “ON” (VT2W wall control
only).
ON
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20/40/60-MINUTE PUSH-BUTTON TIMER:
(NOT AVAILABLE FOR HRV100H AND HRV200H MODELS)
Activate the push-button. Within 2 seconds, push once for 20 minutes,
twice for 40 minutes or three times for a 60-minute activation.
Results expected:
1. Motor speed: High for 20, 40 or 60 minutes.
2. Indicator light goes “ON” and flashes every 5 seconds (one
time to indicate a 20-minute operation, two times for a
40-minute, and three times for a 60-minute operation).
3. Air exchange indicator light goes “ON”
(VT2W wall control only).
NOTE: To stop activation, push one more time.
20 min.
40 min.
60 min.
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60-MINUTE CRANK TIMER:
Activate the timer.
Results expected:
1. Motor speed: High for either 20, 40 or 60 minutes.
2. Air exchange indicator light goes “ON”
(VT2W wall control only).
OFF
Position of dial
20 minutes
40 minutes
60 minutes
1 to 19
20 to 39
40 to 60
18
10
20
50
40
MINUTES
VC0017
High speed activation time
Turn
Past
HOLD
60
30
3. MAINTENANCE
3.1 EVERY THREE MONTHS
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! WARNING
Dangerous voltage may be present. During maintenance and repairs, the
unit must always be turned off, then unplugged. We take great care to
minimize sharp edges; however, please proceed with caution when handling
all components. When cleaning the unit, it is recommended to wear safety
glasses and gloves.
Regular maintenance should be performed every 3 months. Annual maintenance should
also take place every fall season.
1.
Disconnect the power supply.
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2.
Unlatch the door. Lift the pannel towards
you. Hold it firmly and hit on the right side
of the pannel. The door should slide to the
left.
3.
Clean the inside of the door with a damp
cloth.
4.
Clean filters
• Remove filters.
• Vacuum to remove most of the dust.
• Wash with a mixture of warm water and
mild soap. You may add bleach if you
wish to disinfect (one tablespoon per
gallon). Rinse thoroughly. Shake filters
to remove excess water and let dry.
VD0007
NOTE:
Washing the filters in the top tray of
the dishwasher is possible, but the
aluminum frame might tarnish.
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VD0100
3.1 EVERY THREE MONTHS (CONT’D)
5.
Clean the condensation tray with a damp
cloth.
6.
Check the exterior air intake hood:
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CAUTION
Even a partial blocking of this air vent could cause the unit to malfunction.
• Make sure there are no leaves, twigs, ice or snow that could be drawn into the vent.
• Clean if necessary.
7.
Reassemble the components:
• Filters
• Door (The door is secured when you hear a click.)
8.
Reconnect the power supply.
3.2 ANNUAL
MAINTENANCE (FALL)
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! WARNING
Dangerous voltage may be present. During maintenance and repairs, the
unit must always be turned off, then unplugged. We take great care to
minimize sharp edges; however, please proceed with caution when handling
all components. When cleaning the unit, it is recommended to wear safety
glasses and gloves.
Repeat steps 1 to 6 from the previous Section and continue with the following steps:
CAUTION
Handle the recovery core with care.
1.
Clean the recovery core
A-
Polypropylene core (heat recovery unit)
•
Remove the recovery core.
•
Let it soak in a mixture of cold or lukewarm
water and mild soap (dishwashing liquid).
•
Rinse thoroughly.
•
Shake the core to remove excess water
and let it dry.
B-
Enthalpic paper core (heat and humidity recovery
unit).
VD0102
CAUTION
This type of recovery module cannot be washed with water.
•
•
Remove the recovery core.
Remove dust using a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment.
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3.2 ANNUAL
MAINTENANCE (FALL) (CONT’D)
2. Clean the centrifugal fan wheels
A
Remove the wing nut.
VD0103
B
Disconnect the blower motor wires.
VE0050
C
Remove the blower assembly.
VD0104
D
Check for any dust accumulation on the
blades.
CAUTION
Do not oil the motor! It is already permanently
lubricated.
E
VD0105
Clean with a small brush if necessary.
VD0106
3. Put the components back in place (Section 1.1):
•
•
•
•
4.
Blower assembly (blower motor wires, wing nut)
Recovery core
Filters
Door
Reconnect the power supply.
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4. 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.
TYPE OF PROBLEM
TRY THIS...
1.
On Platinum wall control,
there is no outside
temperature displayed
on screen
.
• At its very start-up or after a power failure, it
takes some minutes before the outside temperature
appears on screen. Set the wall control on MIN or
MAX in VENT Mode.
• If the problem is not solved by the above, contact
your installer.
2.
On Platinum or Deco-Touch
wall control, error code E1 or
E3 appears on screen.
• Contact your installer.
3.
Nothing works.
• See if the unit is plugged in.
• See if the unit is receiving power from the house
circuit breaker or fuse.
4.
All light indicators on the
wall control are flashing.
• Unplug the unit, wait 30 seconds, then reconnect.
If the problem is not solved, contact your installer.
5.
Noisy unit.
• Clean the fan assembly (see Section 3.2). If the
problem is not solved, contact your installer.
6.
Condensation on windows.
(Air too humid.)
• Adjust the humidity control knob as per instructions
(see Section 2).
• Operate the unit at maximum speed (MAX.)
during activities generating excess humidity
(family gatherings, extra cooking, etc.).
• Leave curtains half-open to allow air circulation.
• Store all firewood in a close room with a
dehumidifier or in a well ventilated room, or store
the wood outside.
• Keep the temperature in your house above 18°C (64°F).
7.
Air too dry.
• Do not adjust your Dehumidistat below -20°C
(-4°F).
• Operate the unit at low speed (MIN.).
• Temporarily switch to the intermittent mode.
• Temporarily use a humidifier.
8.
Air too cold at the air supply
grille.
•
•
•
•
•
Make sure the outside hoods are not blocked.
Operate the unit at low speed (MIN.).
Have the system balancing checked.
Have the unit defrost system checked.
Install a duct heater.
If the problem persists, contact your installer at the telephone number and address indicated
on the first page of this manual or call one of the following phone numbers for assistance:
• 1-800-567-3855 (Canada)
• 1-800-637-1453 (United States)
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