The MINOTAIR PENTACARE-V12 Compact Air Treatment Unit controls the ventilation, temperature and humidity of your whole house. It filters, dehumidifies, heats, cools and renews the air to provide a healthy and comfortable environment all year round.

The MINOTAIR is a multifunction unit:

  • Ultra efficient Air Exchanger!
  • HEPA Filtration!
  • Dehumidifier – without the heat!
  • Self-contained Heat Pump!
  • Even serves as thermostat/humidistat for your furnace, air conditioner and central humidifier!

Ventilation capacity

20 to 100 cfm of fresh air in air exchanger mode at up to 1.5 in H2O, (10 to 50 l/s at up to 375Pa)

80 to 250 cfm of filtered air in recirculation mode at up to 1.5 in H2O, (40 to 120 l/s at up to 375Pa)

Operating Modes

Thanks to its innovative motorized axis damper, several operating modes are made possible such as air exchanger, heat pump, recirculation, intermittent, and even a smart mode. Here is an overview:

Air Exchanger Mode :

  • Filters air while removing pollutants from the house, and oxygenates inside air with fresh air from outside.
  • Dehumidifies and cools air in the summer.
  • Dehumidifies and recovers heat in the winter.
  • Can also humidify when connected to a humidifier.
  • Offsets most of the ventilation costs for a high energy balance *.
    * Results may vary depending on climate and occupants’ habits.

Heat Pump Mode :

  • Dehumidifies and cools air in summer, and heats air in winter.
  • Filters air while providing uniform humidity and temperature conditions.
  • Can also humidify when connected to a humidifier.
  • Partially offsets heating and cooling costs for a superior energy balance.

Recirculation Mode :

  • Filters air while providing uniform humidity and temperature conditions.
  • Consumes very little energy.

Intermittent Modes 10 – 20 – 30 – 40 :

  • Operates in air exchanger mode for 10, 20, 30 or 40 minutes each hour.
  • Based on your choice, switches to recirculation mode or heat pump mode the remaining time and so on.

Smart Mode :

  • Prioritizes humidity management and air exchange mode.
  • Switches to heat pump mode during calls for heat or cooling.


  • High end device of robust construction made of durable materials such as copper and aluminum.
  • Integrates the control of your house’s central heating unit, including ventilation, cooling and humidification for harmonized operations and maximum efficiency **.
    ** Requires central units that are 24V or dry contact controllable. Not intended for use with 120V and 240V electrical baseboard heating.
  • A one-piece design requiring no installation of outdoor equipment for greater aesthetics and unparalleled ease of installation and maintenance.
  • The air exchanger provides precise airflow tailored to the specific needs of your house and its occupants.
  • In addition to standard G4/MERV 8 antimicrobial filters, we are now pleased to offer our F9/MERV 15 High Efficiency Particulate Air filter as standard.  Moreover, optional activated carbon filtration is also available to reduce odors if required.
  • The dehumidifier removes excess moisture without rejecting heat in the house unlike other devices.
  • The heat pump heats by acting on sensible heat (temperature), whereas it cools by acting more on latent heat (humidity) that causes discomfort during humid summer days.
  • Automatic calibration of supply and exhaust airflows based on air density and gradual clogging of filters and intake grilles. Airflows remain constantly balanced!
  • Adaptive defrost for trouble free winter operations and optimum heat recovery.
  • Automatic humidity adjustment system for frost free windows during cold winter days.
  • Free Cooling: can cool the house with outside air during cool nights without starting the compressor.
  • Fast 32-bit, 50 MHz and USB-programmable microcontroller to benefit from the latest features and updates.
  • Possibility to connect up to 2 digital controls per device. Install one on each floor for total control!


The MINOTAIR Compact Air Treatment Unit model PENTACARE-V12 is backed by a limited five year warranty on parts, with original proof of purchase ¤.
¤ Refer to the user guide for details on warranty.