ERV Assists Humidity Control

August 11, 2008
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+
The Rave’s desiccant impregnated wheel allows homeowners to remove moisture in the summer or add humidity in the winter.

CARROLLTON, Texas - In an effort to assist the homeowner in achieving optimal healthy and comfortable air, RSI Rooftop Systems Inc., Carrollton, Texas, has introduced the Rave, a residential energy recovery ventilation (ERV) unit.

According to the company, not only is it more than 80 percent effective, but it also humidifies or dehumidifies a house at the desire of the homeowner. The product uses patented wheel technology that rotates between incoming and outgoing air streams to pump out stale air and pump in fresh air while capturing up to 80 percent of the energy within the exhaust.

In the winter the Rave pre-heats, and in the summer it pre-cools, incoming fresh air while removing harmful contaminants such as chemicals, radon, odors, formaldehyde, viruses, and bacteria that build up naturally in homes.

The desiccant-impregnated wheel also allows homeowners to remove moisture in the summer or add humidity in the winter. An advanced frost-control system ensures the Rave will work efficiently even during subzero days.

Contractors are able to attach the unit to a new or existing home’s heating and cooling system. Standard pleated filters, that can remove airborne particles as small as 5 microns, are housed in channels for easy access. The Rave is self-monitoring and an indicator on its optional control panel lights up when a clean filter is required. The optional remote control looks like a thermostat and mounts to a wall. It allows users to switch the unit on and off, or place it in economizer mode and adjust wheel speeds.

For more information, visit

Publication date: 08/11/2008

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

2014 MCAA Annual Convention

Scenes from the 2014 MCAA Annual Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz.


Kyle Gargaro, editor-in-chief of The NEWS, hosted the 2014 ACCA CEO Forum. At the event, six well-known, highly respected company executives, Gary Michel, Ingersoll Rand/Trane; Chris Nelson, Carrier Corp.; Chris Peel, Rheem Mfg. Co.; Rod Rushing, Johnson Controls; Brent Schroeder, Emerson Climate Technologies; and Doug Young, Lennox; provided individual industry outlooks and fielded questions directly from attending contractors. Listen to the entire event on the NEWSMakers podcast. Posted on April 14.

More Podcasts



NEWS 04-14-14 cover

2014 April 14

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe


Which statement on service calls best applies to your business?
View Results Poll Archive


2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research


Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Magazine image
Register today for complete access to Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.


facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con