How a heat recovery ventilation unit works

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How a heat recovery ventilation unit works

A heat recovery ventilation unit, commonly known as a heat recovery ventilation system or HRV system, is a system that can be installed in any home, or even office, to extract stale and moist air from each room and replace it with filtered and fresh air from the atmosphere. HRV systems are becoming a popular way to heat and cool the home as they re-use energy that would once be wasted, while also providing many other benefits. Here we look at some of the advantages of installing a HRV system and how they work.

How a HRV system works

These systems work via a heat recovery ventilation unit that is usually installed in the attic or roof of your home, which has a number of pipes leading to each room. Each HRV system needs to be installed according each individual home and how many rooms it has. The difference between other conventional ways of heating and cooling your home and a HRV system is the pipes flow beside one another. This means that they re-use the heat from the stale air to warm up the fresh air from outside. As the pipes flow beside each other but do not mix together, you will still benefit from having constantly filtered and fresh air around the home.

Filtered air

One of the main benefits of HRV systems is how they can reduce pollen and dust that may be contaminating your room without you knowing. Any dust and pollen will be extracted via the pipes and filtered in the system as to ensure that it does not flow back through into your home. For those who have mould or damp within the home, a HRV system could be the best choice to rid yourself of mould for good. If you or someone in your family suffers with asthma, it is even more vital that you keep the air within your home as fresh as possible to avoid getting mould, as this can worsen symptoms.

Cheaper bills

For anyone looking to pay less on the monthly bills, HRV systems can do just that. As stated earlier, they re-use heat energy to allow the air being circulated back into your room to remain warm, meaning they can save on energy bills. Whilst they will still need to use some energy to work, over time you could save a huge amount on your heating bill, with some households saving as much as 30% on their bills. As well as switching to a HRV system, there are many other choices you can make to save money on bills. Check out this helpful article if you are looking to reduce your monthly bills and do better for the environment.

Whilst an initial cost will be needed to install a HRV system, they are very cost effective, and over time will save you just as much money as they cost to install. If you want to save money, enjoy cleaner air and do better for the environment, consider installing a HRV system in your home.


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