Improve Your Home With a Heat Recovery Ventilation System
In 90% of properties, installing a heat recovery system is a brilliant idea.
13:10 10 April 2020
The basic idea of a heat recovery ventilation system is that heat from one fluid (either a gas or a liquid) is transferred to another fluid (also either a gas or a liquid) without the two fluids combining.
In 90% of properties, installing a heat recovery system is a brilliant idea. These systems are built to supply your property with clean, fresh air while also keeping the heat in the property. This helps to reduce your energy bills and creates a healthier environment.
How Do Heat Recovery Systems Work?
Most properties are heated using a localized heat source (like a radiator, fire or underfloor heating) that heats the air around it; this air then moves around the property. So, when this air leaves the property, the heat is lost. This can leave your house feeling cold or requiring more energy to heat it. To try and reduce these issues, heat recovery ventilation systems like the ones from BPC Ventilation have been produced. In these systems, the incoming cold air flows past the extracted warm air and the heat is passed between them, cooling the outgoing air and warming the incoming air.
What are the Benefits of Installing a Heat Recovery Ventilation System in Your Home?
These systems are particularly useful in the colder months as they help to reduce draughts, stop heat from escaping the building, and they allow you to easily control ventilation. The heat exchange means that any air entering your property will have been pre-heated, which reduces the chance of cold spots forming.
Heat recovery ventilation systems can also help reduce your carbon footprint and energy costs. Keeping heat inside the property means you won't have to turn your heating on as often or up as high. They also help to make your home less draughty and create a more comfortable environment for you to live in.
Do Heat Recovery Ventilation Systems Require a lot of Energy?
When heat recovery ventilation systems are installed correctly, they don’t require a lot of energy to run. Many systems come with a 1-2kW electric heater element included. This element will automatically turn on to warm up very low-temperature air from outdoors unless you choose to override this feature.
Are Heat Recovery Systems Worth the Money?
If you’re building a new home, then it’s a brilliant idea to include a heat recovery ventilation system in your project. These systems can give you some substantial savings on your heating bills compared to other ventilation products. They will also help to improve air quality in your property, which can help improve the health and wellbeing of the people who live there. Installing a heat recovery system in an older property is slightly trickier, but it can still be done. These systems are a brilliant choice for homes that suffer from mold or damp, as they can help get rid of these problems. These systems may cost money in the short term, but they will save you money in the long run.
While the energy efficiency of many homes can be improved by increasing insulation and installing things like triple glazing, there is more that homes can do to make sure they are getting the most out of the heat in their immediate environment. Heat recovery ventilation systems recycle energy in the air around us and transfer it to new, clean air. This allows you to have a constant flow of clean, fresh, warm air.