How to Maintain Your HRV Ventilator

Home School Care & Maintenance

As part of our Home Warranty Series, we've come up with step-by-step maintenance video guides for common house hold problems. In this video, you'll learn how to maintain your HRV ventilator.

Here's how to maintain your HRV ventilator:

1. Safety first! Turn off your HRV system before starting any work on it. Go to your electrical panel and switch the breaker labelled HRV to the “off” position.

2. Open the access door and slide the core out, removing filter clips if present.

3. Rinse the filters with water, or a combination of mild soap and water. Do not clean your filters in the dishwasher.

4. Thoroughly vacuum or rinse your heat exchange core to get rid of dust and debris.

5. Reassemble by placing clean filters, damp or dry back into their positions, and fasten the clips.

6. Slide the core back into the HRV and close the access door.

7. Finally, check your outside vents. Remove leaves, ice or any debris blocking them.

8. Turn your power back on, and you’re ready to use your HRV.