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Top duct connection HRV, 174 cfm

Item Number: 45617

• Airflow up to 173 cfm @ 0.4" PS serves 7 bedroom homes
• Three speed ventilation control
• Compatible with Fantech's low-voltage controls
• Removable screw terminal for easy connection
• ENERGY STAR ® qualified

Fantech's larger residential, full-featured HRV for large house projects that demand higher efficiency, the VHR200R is designed for higher statis pressure and higher airflow applications. During winter, fresh incoming air is tempered by the heat that is transferred from the outgoing air so you save on energy costs, while during summer, the incoming air is pre-cooled if the house is equipped with an air cooling system. The VHR 200R is equipped with a recirculation defrost mechanism so you can use your HRV all year long.

How it works

During the defrost sequence, a motorized damper temporarily blocks the incoming fresh air stream so that the warm air from the house can circulate through the HRV. The exhaust blower shuts down and the supply blower switches into high speed to maximize the effectiveness of the defrost strategy. During this cycle, household odors from the kitchen or bathroom are prevented from entering the home and the unit will not create negative pressure.

Technical parameters

Voltage (nominal) 120 V
Frequency 60 Hz
Phase(s) 1~
Input power 187 W
Input current 1.4 A
Air flow 82 L/s
Static pressure 100 Pa
Exchanger type Heat recovery (aluminium)
Dimensions and weights
Weight 73.9 lb
Used for
Installation placement Vertical
Heating Supply temperature Net airflow Consumed power Sensible recovery efficiency Apparent sensible effectiveness Latent recovery / moisture transfer

°F (°C)

cfm (L/s)





32 (0)

73 (34)





32 (0)

115 (54)





32 (0)

148 (70)





-13 (-25)

73 (34)





Images Dimensions - VHR 200R HRV - Fantech
A B C D Duct Size

28 (720)

17 (430)

20 1/2 (522)

22 11/16 (576)

6 (153)

Dimensional information is in inches (mm)


Two (2) factory-balanced fans with backward curved blades. Motors come with permanently lubricated, sealed ball-bearings to guarantee long life and maintenance-free operation.

Heat Recovery Core

Aluminum heat recovery core configured for an efficient cross-flow ventilation. Core is 12” x 12” (305 x 305 mm) with a 15” (380 mm) depth. Cores are manufactured to withstand extreme temperature variations.


The unit incorporates a unique and quiet internal recirculation defrost that does not depressurize the home during the defrost cycle. A preset defrost sequence is activated when the outdoor temperature falls below 23° F (-5° C) and automatically adjusts itself based on operating conditions. The fan speed is also adjusted automatically to provide a smooth and quiet transition between Ventilation & Defrost mode.


Core, filters, fans and drain pan can be easily accessed through latched door. Core conveniently slides out on our new easy glide core guides. 17" (432 mm) of clearance is recommended for removal of core.

Duct Connections

6” (152 mm) Oval plastic duct connections with integrated balancing damper and airflow measurement ports.


24 gauge galvanized pre-painted steel corrosion resistant


Cabinet is fully insulated with 1” (25 mm) high density expanded polystyrene.


Two (2) washable electrostatic panel type air filters 11.75” (298mm) x 15” (380mm) x 0.125” (3mm).


External three (3) position (Low/Stand By/Medium) rocker switch that will offer continuous ventilation. Fantech offers a variety of external controls. (see accessories)


Unit is typically hung by using installation kit supplied with unit. Mounting bolts provided on top four (4) corners of unit.


Limited lifetime on aluminum core, 7 year on motors, and 5 year on parts.

Requirements and standards
• Complies with the UL 1812 requirements regulating the construction and installation of Heat Recovery Ventilators
• Complies with the CSA C22.2 no. 113 Standard applicable to ventilators
• Complies with the CSA F326 requirements regulating the installation of Heat Recovery Ventilators
• Technical data was obtained from published results of test relating to CSA C439 Standards
• HVI certified and ENERGY STAR® qualified*

* This product earned the ENERGY STAR® by meeting strict efficiency guidelines set by Natural Resources Canada and the US EPA. It meets ENERGY STAR® requirements only when used in Canada

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