May 27 2023 0Comment

The future of ventilation: Heat Recovery System

The quality of indoor air has a significant impact on our health and well-being. Poor ventilation can lead to an accumulation of pollutants, allergens and excess humidity, which can cause respiratory problems and other health issues.

To tackle this problem, the future of ventilation lies in MVHR (Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery) systems. In this blog post, we’ll explore what MVHR systems are, how they work, and why they are the future of ventilation.

Heat Recovery System
A Heat Recovery System

What are MVHR systems?

MVHR systems are mechanical ventilation systems that provide a controlled air exchange system in buildings while recovering heat from the air that is being exhausted. This means that the system extracts stale air from inside the building and replaces it with fresh air from outside.

The two air streams pass through a heat exchange ventilation, which transfers heat from the outgoing air to the incoming air, reducing the amount of energy needed to heat or cool the incoming air. This results in a cost-effective and energy-efficient ventilation solution that improves indoor air quality and reduces heating and cooling costs.

How does a Heat Recovery System work?

MVHR systems consist of several components, including supply and extract ductwork, a heat exchanger, a filtration system and a control unit. The extract ductwork removes stale air from high-humidity areas, such as kitchens and bathrooms, while the supply ductwork delivers fresh, filtered air to habitable rooms, such as bedrooms and living areas. The heat exchanger transfers heat from the outgoing air to the incoming air, maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature while reducing energy consumption. The heat recovery ventilation ensures that the building’s temperature needs are met and keeps it at a comfortable level by either heating or cooling the space.

The filtration system removes pollutants, allergens and other contaminants from the incoming air, improving indoor air quality and reducing the risk of respiratory problems. The control unit monitors the temperature, humidity and air quality, adjusting the ventilation rate accordingly to ensure optimal conditions inside the building.

When installed in a home, an MVHR system offers whole-house ventilation and provides homeowners with air quality control over their entire home. This ensures that the ventilation of your home is operating in a way that is both cost and energy effective and at a comfortable living condition for residents to enjoy.

Why are MVHR systems the future of ventilation?

MVHR systems offer several advantages over traditional ventilation systems, making them the future of ventilation. Firstly, they provide a constant supply of fresh air, reducing the risk of health problems associated with poor indoor air quality. They also recover heat from the outgoing air, reducing energy consumption and heating costs. This makes them a sustainable and cost-effective solution for both residential and commercial buildings.

Secondly, MVHR systems are highly efficient, reducing the amount of energy needed to heat or cool the incoming air. This not only reduces energy costs but also lowers the carbon footprint of the building, making it more environmentally friendly.

Lastly, MVHR systems provide superior control over indoor air quality, temperature and humidity. This ensures a comfortable and healthy indoor environment, which is essential for the well-being of the occupants.

With the increasing demand for sustainable and energy-efficient buildings, MVHR systems are set to become the go-to ventilation solution for residential and commercial buildings in the future.