Can a Heat Recovery System Control Temperature in Different Rooms?
Heat recovery systems provide a regulated temperature for the rooms they are installed in, but what about circumstances in which you would want your rooms to be at different temperatures, can a heat recovery system do that?
In this blog we will answer the question ‘Can a heat recovery system control temperature in different rooms?’
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.
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 heat recovery 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.
Heat recovery systems explained
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.
The advantages of heat recovery systems are the following:
- Holds all the benefits of an extractor, including the removal of stale air, humidity and smells.
- The process of the heat recovery system results in an energy-efficient outcome, meaning that there is a possibility you can save money on energy bills in the long term.
- It helps to prevent the cultivation of mould through the removal of humidity.
- Temperature sensors ensure that additional heat is not being added to the atmosphere of the home if it is already hot.
- Heat recovery systems take a lot of the burden from you conducting a ventilation routine. This is ideal for a vulnerable person.
Benefits of heat recovery systems
Here are some further 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.
You need a heat recovery system if…
- You find condensation in your home regularly
- You ventilate your home naturally but it makes your home uncomfortable
Heat recovery system or an extractor fan?
Between the two, you should analyze the effectiveness of your heating system, if your heating isn’t as good as you feel it should be, a heat recovery system may be the better option for you. Regardless, you should get in contact with us directly to help you through any choices you need to make.
Can a heat recovery system control temperature in different rooms?
This may be possible depending on the model of heat recovery system you choose. If you want a heat recovery system that affects multiple rooms in your home, a whole-house heat recovery system is the best option. Again, individual temperature settings may be possible but would be subject to the model you choose.
Why should different rooms need different temperatures?
Realistically, different rooms in your home will reach different temperatures based on their location relative to its windows & the sun, and other things in the home that may make the room warmer, like having a boiler below or next to your room.
Rooms of a smaller size will also get hotter at a faster rate. In addition to this, having contrasting temperatures in your rooms could result in condensation, which can eventually result in mould, hence why people would want to manually adjust the temperatures in their rooms.
Are there other ways to control temperature in different rooms?
Yes, the easiest options to achieve a level of temperature control in an individual room is to either open the window to cool the room, use your heating system to warm the room, or make use of an air conditioning system to achieve either result.
Are heat recovery systems noisy?
Heat recovery systems, depending on the model you select can be as loud as 21-49 decibels, which is realistically not enough to cause a disturbance unless you have extremely sensitive hearing.
Can heat recovery systems get louder over time?
Heat recovery systems can get louder over time, but if this did happen, it would likely only be due to one key factor, maintenance.
If dust accumulates, you could experience a louder usage due to air travelling through the smaller spaces. Be sure to check your ducts annually for any issues, any cuts or breakage in the ducting will also affect its noise output, as well as its efficiency.
Can a heat recovery system get rid of 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 necessary for mould to grow. Although it can’t kill mould, it can make sure the environment is not habitable for it.
Can I remove mould without a heat recovery system?
Yes, as we highlighted earlier, heat recovery systems change the environment that mould thrives on, it does not get rid of mould that is already there. Here are some options for mould removal.
Option 1: Natural Solutions
If you are looking for natural alternatives to get rid of mould, try using distilled white vinegar, the acidic properties in the vinegar helps to dissolve the mould. (This method may prove to be ineffective against a large collection of mould, so don’t rely on this method entirely.)
If there are noticeable and effective results, repeat until it is completely gone. If it fails, this means that the mould is penetrated deeper than surface level, if mould control solutions don’t make an improvement, it is best to call local mould cleaning services.
Option 2: Products
Mould removal products have special substances that prevent mould from coming back (depending on the severity) This is definitely worth a try especially if natural solutions didn’t work
Purchase 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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