Why should I fit a HRV system into my house?
If your house is built to a good standard with good quality windows and insulation, it does not make sense to then drill large holes in the wall of each room in order to provide ventilation.
Depending on the wind direction, you may be losing excessive heat or not ventilating your home at all. By installing heat recovery ventilation systems, you can block up those 6" holes and let our fans quietly and constantly ventilate the house, while extracting any usefully heat from the exhaust air from kitchens and bathrooms.
With the Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV) system installed, bedrooms are fresh in the morning and the house doesn't smell after cooking because when you were sleeping, the system has been working hard to remove all the stale smells and replace the air with fresh, filtered and heated outdoor air. If you suffer with condensation on walls or windows, or you have mould in corners of rooms, then Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV) solution will fix this overnight.
What is Thermal Comfort?
Thermal comfort is not solely about maintaining a high room temperature, but also about the quality and parameters of the air. In particular with newly built A-rated homes the air movement is designed to be the minimum. The HRV unit will gently ventilate the property at a rate of about half an air change per hour, removing moist air and unpleasant smells and extracting it to the outside, thus ensuring thermal comfort.
Continuous whole house ventilation can help reduce relative humidity to below 70% RH, which inhibits the ideal living and breeding conditions of the house dust mite. It's the perfect solution for those who suffer with these issues or with asthma or sinus issues.
Our HRV units are the next generation of whole house heat recovery ventilation systems. It will remove your home’s polluted air with ease and provide a constant supply of clean filtered air, allowing you and your family to live in an ideal indoor environment - free from mould, damp and condensation.
Does a HRV system need an annual service?
Yes it is very important that dust free fresh air is circulated through the house, and not contaminated air that contains dust mites which for obvious reasons. An annual service will ensure respiratory health is kept to an optimum, as well as reducing your heating bill.