The Advantages of installing a Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery system

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The demand for Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery (MVHR) systems is increasing, as we all put effort into making our homes more energy efficient and air tight, this can cause other problems around the quality of air in your home.

Fresh air is essential to a healthy house. An MVHR system will extract the stale moist air from the home and recover up to 95% of the heat from the extracted air that would have otherwise been lost and return, clean warm air to the home.  Moist and polluted air needs to be allowed to escape, but extractor fans or opening doors and windows aren’t energy efficient and you can lose heat quickly. MVHR units will

  • Heat Pumps – MVHR systems work well with heat pumps, at R A Brown we are specialists in installing heat pumps and MVHR systems together. Our heat pumps can provide energy efficient heat for you home and then working alongside an MVHR system it can retain the heat. You are likely to benefit from lower heating bills as the heat which is retained means the heat pump has even less work to do.
  • Allergy sufferers – If you have anybody in the home who suffers from allergies, the MVHR system removes indoor air pollutants and eliminates the risk of mould, stale air and condensation.
  • Summer bypass – In the summer, the system will provide cooler air to keep your property cooler in the warmer months, by switching off the heat exchanger.
  • Easy Installation – The MVHR system requires one electrical point and space in the roof, utility room or plant room for the unit to be installed.

If you would like to discuss your own property and if it could benefit from installing an MVHR system, give us a call on 01603 898904