Are Heat Recovery Systems Expensive to Run?
Heat recovery systems are a valuable asset for any home or office space. Anything affect mould to a point where it becomes difficult to grow, is extremely important, especially for those with mould allergies.
With new buildings being made to be as energy efficient as possible, and the UK aiming for 95% of its electricity usage to be low carbon by 2030 it is imperative to understand how we can make the most of our ventilation, this is where heat recovery systems come in.
But are heat recovery systems expensive to run?
To prevent mould, fresh air should constantly be introduced into your dwelling daily, as it helps to regulate temperature and reduce condensation. Introducing fresh air can be as simple as having a ventilation routine, or installing extractors or PIV systems. Almost all of this is facilitated by ducting.
I-Sells is here to provide the answers you need whilst also supplying you with all the information you need to combat mould and have a well-ventilated home.
Explaining heat recovery systems
A heat recovery system has the benefit of keeping your home energy efficient and warm, whilst maintaining ventilation. Heat recovery systems vary in size, some can be made just for a singular room, whilst others are made for your whole home.
The aim of a heat recovery system, aside from recovering any heat that is lost through ventilation, is to create an environment in which condensation, and consequently mould can’t survive in.
Do heat recovery systems kill mould?
No, heat recovery systems do not directly destroy mould, if you already have mould in your home, having a heat recovery system will not make it disappear, you must address it by removing it, this can be done through mould removal products / addressing the cause of the mould.
That being said, heat recovery systems serve to prevent the environment neccassary for mould to grow. Although it cant kill mould, it can make sure the environment is not habitable for it.
Benefits of heat recovery systems
Here are some benefits of having a heat recovery unit:
- Less of a need to use your central heating frequently as the heat generated through your house is recycled through the heat recovery unit.
- The recycling of indoor air without removal keeps the air fresh without having to lose any heat which is vital, especially in winter.
- Helps to create an environment not fit for mould and condensation
- The reduced use of heating as a result of the heat conservation granted by a heat recovery unit can help you save on energy bills.
Are heat recovery systems expensive to run?
In regard to the upcoming explanation, you must be aware that running costs will vary depending on the model you choose, and the amount you have active.
Here are the running costs from one of our smaller heat recovery systems, the Kair Heat Recovery Extractor Fan – 12VAC SELV – Humidistat (View product details here.) Here are the daily running costs.
The running costs based on average UK electricity costs as of April 2015 and an estimate of usage (Explained in explicit detail below) totals at roughly £0.04/day or £1.35/month.
Of course, running costs may have changed from household to household, whilst also factoring in the cost of living crists, and more external factors. With that being said, the heat that is saved over time as a result of a heat recovery system more than makes up for the cost of running.
Where can I buy heat recovery systems?
I-Sells offers a wide variety of options when it comes to ventilation systems, including heat recovery systems, with that being said, below are a couple of examples we offer, full our full range of our heat recovery items, click here.
Nuaire MRXBOX95AB-WM1 – Wall-Mounted Multi Room Heat Recovery Unit With Automatic Bypass
the MRXBOX95AB-WM1 is ideal for small to medium-sized houses and apartments, as it can be mounted in either a wall or cupboard. It incorporates the most efficient low-voltage DC fans, a counter-flow heat exchanger and easily accessible controls. Added to extremely low noise levels and minimal maintenance requirements, this is an ideal way to provide effective MVHR new-build properties.
- Compact, lightweight and easy to install
- Fan controls designed for quick and easy commissioning
- Easily accessible filters from front cover – no tools required
- Integrated, automatic summer bypass
- Code 3 or above through SAP Q eligible products
- Part F & L building regulation compliant
- Constant quiet running fans to ensure occupant acceptability
- Integral frost protection
- With 5 year warranty: 1 year parts and labour, remaining years parts only (UK and Ireland only).
Click here to view the full product details.
Blauberg Heat Recovery Ventilation Unit – Silent MVHR System – Slimline Low Profile and Void Mounting – Komfort Ultra
Komfort Ultra D105-A is a single room (dual with short duct runs) heat recovery unit with controllable air exchange for creating the best heat comfort in your home.
This unit is controlled by an external speed switch to control the units three fan speeds.A highly efficient, affordable heat recovery ventilation unit. It delivers filtered, fresh air into your home, and extracts stale, moist and dirty air with minimal heat loss.
Extract air from 1 kitchen and 1 wet room (bathroom, toilet, shower room) and deliver fresh air to 2 living/sleeping rooms. OR Extract air from 2 wet rooms (bathroom + en-suite) and deliver fresh air to 2 bedrooms.
Click here to view the full details of this product
Kair Trakmaster 125 Slimline Heat Recovery Ventilation Unit
An extremely cost-effective heat recovery ventilation unit specifically designed for single rooms, small apartments, flats or houses. It is also ideal for retrofitting into houses as a damp and condensation solution.
The unit is a single-room (dual with short duct runs) heat recovery unit with controllable air exchange for creating the best heat comfort in your home. This unit is controlled by an external speed switch to control the unit’s three fan speeds.
A highly efficient, affordable heat recovery ventilation unit. It delivers filtered, fresh air into your home, and extracts stale, moist and dirty air with minimal heat loss.
Click here to see all the product details.
Can I ventilate without a heat recovery system?
Yes, you can ventilate your space without a heat recovery system, you can also use an extractor fan, if any technology is not an option for you, then you would have to manually ventilate by doing a ventilation routine.
A ventilation routine is something that should be pracitced daily, its as simple as opening your windows on both levels (or one if you’re in a flat/bungalow) and sides of the home, creating a passage for the air to travel through.
This should be done for around 20 minutes daily to ensure a level of ventilation in your home, although this method is not exactly perfect for everyone.
Invest in a heat recovery system today
We at I-Sells endeavour to ensure our customers have all the information they need before investing in our mould solutions. Be sure to visit our blog page to learn about the vast array of factors and issues surrounding ventilation, mould, condensation, and much more.
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