FAQ. Upgrades

What does the summer feature do in a home ventilation system?

It is an optional second air intake to bring in cool air from outside during the summer months instead of the hot air from the ceiling cavity.

What does the heat transfer upgrade do in a home ventilation system?

Switches the air drawing to the room where there is a heat source (usually a lounge) and transfers it to the bedrooms. While activated fresh air is not drawn in.

Can I use a heat pump with a heat transfer system?

No. Heat Transfer works best when there is a wood fire that creates excess heat. Using it in this way could cause issues with your heat pump.

What is outdoor air supply in a home ventilation system?

It is designed specifically for SmartVent SV01 and SV02 systems when roof cavity air is not desirable. All other systems include these parts as standard.

What is a tempering heater in a home ventilation system?

It is an element in line heater designed to temper the incoming air to a more comfortable temperature, take the chill off, by up to 8ºC.

What does an additional fan kit do in a home ventilation system?

Allows an additional branch with fan, filter and outlet to be fitted to the system. This enables a single controller to operate two systems.

What does a second air source do in a home ventilation system?

It is an optional second air intake located in the roof cavity and allows the system to utilise the roof cavity temperature for increased air source flexibility.

What does the core bypass feature do in a home ventilation system?

Diverts fresh, filtered air around the core. This is useful in summer when the outside temperature is lower than the inside and you do not want to warm the incoming air with the air you are extracting.

Does a tempering heater in a home ventilation system help to heat my home?

It is not intended to be a substitute for an effective heating system. It is designed for where air sources are too cool and to warm the air before introducing it to the home.

Can I add to my home ventilation system later?

SmartVent grows with the family. With most SmartVent systems you can start with a standard system and add smart affordable features at a later stage.

Can I change my HeatTrans heat transfer system to a home ventilation system?

You can re-use the duct and diffusers and install a SmartVent Positive Pressure system with Heat Transfer upgrade or re-use the duct and diffusers and install Synergy2 to replace a HeatTrans system.

Can I buy extra outlets for my home ventilation system.

For most systems, yes. Only expand your system to the maximum number of outlets recommended to ensure optimum performance is maintained.

FAQ | Ventilation