Blog: Heat recovery ventilation systems. What are they and why are they beneficial?

With ‘climate change’ now being classified as a ‘climate emergency’ by many, it is becoming more apparent that we need to seriously consider how to make vital changes to how we live our everyday lives. Did you know, for example, that it is estimated that buildings are responsible for more that 30 percent of greenhouse gas emissions annually in most developed countries? This is where having an energy efficient system in place in your home can collectively have a dramatic effect on reducing this unnecessary burden on our lovely planet.

What is a heat recovery ventilation system?

Heat recovery ventilation (HRV), also known as mechanical ventilation heat recovery (MVHR) is an energy recovery ventilation system used to reduce the heating and cooling demands of buildings, and thus save vital energy. Using clever scientific techniques the HRV keeps the house heated and ventilated by drawing in clean air from outside the house and extracting dirty air, while reusing heat from the inside environment. The HRV supplies conditioned air to the required level of comfort and performs heat and moisture treatment.

What are the benefits of having a heat recovery ventilation system?

Having an energy efficient system in place to heat and cool your home will not only save energy costs, will be a contribution towards mitigating climate change, and will give increased comfort and health in the home environment.

Which do we recommend?

We have just received a delivery for our MVHR at our new Passive House new build. We recommend-