A Spotlight on MVHR
MVHR stands for Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery. It is a type of ventilation system used in buildings to provide a continuous supply of fresh air while recovering and re-using heat from the building’s exhaust air. This helps to reduce energy consumption and increase indoor air quality. MVHR systems are commonly used in both residential and commercial buildings to improve energy efficiency, comfort, and health.
How does MVHR work?
MVHR or Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery works by extracting the stale air from inside a building and replacing it with fresh, filtered air from outside. The system uses a network of ducts and fans to do this, and the exchange of air is regulated by a heat exchanger.
As the stale indoor air is extracted, it passes through the heat exchanger, where its heat is transferred to the incoming fresh air. This means that the fresh air entering the building is pre-warmed, reducing the need for additional heating.
At the same time, the outgoing stale air is expelled outside, carrying with it any pollutants, moisture or odours that have accumulated inside the building. Before entering the rooms, the fresh air is filtered to remove any impurities, dust or allergens, improving indoor air quality.
Overall, MVHR helps to maintain a healthy, comfortable and energy-efficient indoor environment, by ensuring a steady supply of clean, fresh air and preventing excessive heat loss.
The benefits of Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) Systems
1. Improved Indoor Air Quality: MVHR systems help to remove stale air from the building and replace it with fresh, filtered air, which can improve the overall indoor air quality.
2. Increased Energy Efficiency: MVHR systems recover heat from the outgoing air and transfer it to the incoming air, reducing the amount of energy needed to heat the building.
3. Reduced Heating Bills: As less energy is required to heat the building, this can lead to reduced heating bills, especially in colder climates.
4. Improved Comfort: MVHR systems can provide a more consistent temperature throughout the building, reducing hot and cold spots and increasing overall comfort.
5. Noise Reduction: MVHR systems are designed to be quiet and can help to reduce noise pollution from outside sources by sealing the building and providing a controlled flow of fresh air.
For more information about how an MVHR system could benefit you, contact our friendly team at Trusted Energy today. Our qualified advisors can provide you with free no-obligation guidance on what is best for your home.