Benefits of MVHR
Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery has a wide variety of health and social benefits, while only being a simple technology. It provides you with a healthier indoor environment due to the constant supply of fresh filtered air, which reduces pollutants and allergens in the atmosphere.
- Energy efficient
- Fights unpleasant odours
- Manages mould and condensation
- Relieves allergies and asthma
- Minimizes noise pollutions from outside
- Diminishes harmful pollutants
Improving insulation, installing double glazing, reducing wasted heat etc can all improve the energy efficiency of a building; however, businesses and homes can do even more to ensure they are improving the energy efficiency as much as possible.
One significant way that high levels of heat energy is lost is through opening windows to let in fresh air. One key benefit of Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery is that you are able to maintain the heat energy and the warmth in a building while simultaneously benefiting from having continuous fresh air, owing to the use of a superior ventilation system.
Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery recaptures as much as 95% of the property’s wasted heat energy. The recycling of the heat energy will reduce the Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) energy assessment’s measure of the Dwelling Emission Rate. All of the systems that we install are either SAP accredited, or Passive House approved.
Additionally, for businesses, a cleaner, greener work environment gives credibility!
RELIEVE ALLERGIES AND ASTHMA
The number of adults with allergies in Britain has now peaked at 44%. The input of filtered, fresh air from the Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery system introduces a huge potential for significant help for suffers of not only asthma or allergies (including hay fever), but also those with serious lung conditions (such as COPD or bronchitis).
FIGHT UNPLEASANT ODOURS
The annoying everyday smells from your home, such as cooking or pets, that would usually stick around for a long while can now be diminished with the MVHR technology!
MANAGE MOULD AND CONDENSATION
A Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery system controls the levels of moisture in the air which considerably helps with the reduction of condensation, damp and humidity; all things that can cause mould growth and other issues that can result in health problems or even affect the building walls and structure itself. This will also put a stop to frustrating condensation forming on windows.
MINIMIZES NOISE POLUTION FROM OUTSIDE
One of the key benefits to Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery systems is that fresh air can be circulated throughout the property without having to open any windows. Open windows tend to result in outside noise pollution due to traffic or just noisy neighbours and having system in place that eliminates the need for open windows subsequently eliminates noise pollution.
DIMINISHES HARMFUL POLLUTANTS
Indoor air pollution is caused by a variety of factors, how you cook, the ventilation of the air, how you heat the property, aerosol sprays, harmful cleaning products, and many more determents such as these. Due to a combination of these factors, inside air pollution can be up to 560 times higher than outside.
Some people tend to be far more susceptible to the consequences of poor air quality, such as those with COPD, asthma or other lung conditions. It is important to note that pollution can also connect with allergens that cause asthma, thus making indoor air quality imperative to children since their lungs are still developing.
However, Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery systems create the opportunity for good air quality by maintaining safe levels of air pollutants such as dust, pollen, etc.