How Does the Heat Recovery Ventilation System Work?
Heat recovery systems are a great way to keep your home free from mould, whilst keeping fresh air moving through the home, with no loss of heat. But how does the heat recovery ventilation system work?
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
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.
How can I remove mould without a heat recovery system?
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
- Surface Cleanser Concentrate
- Anti-mould paint
- Anti-Mould Additive For Emulsion & Gloss Paint – 50 ml
How does the heat recovery system work?
A heat recovery unit facilitates the removal of indoor humid or stale air and replaces it with fresh outdoor air which is also heated by recycling the heat from the indoor extracted air. Along with this, they have the ability to reduce the buildup of condensation, making your home or business less susceptible to mould.
The recycling of heat makes them more energy efficient and a good long-term investment to help you save on your energy bills.
The recycling of heat is achieved by running the extracted air through filters, which capture the heat energy and repurposes it so it can be deposited as clean warm air. The original extracted air is directed to the outdoor vent, whilst its contents are captured in the system’s filters.
The result is clean and fresh air that can also be heated, so you feel no loss of heat. This is ideal for those with sensitivity to the cold, as well as air pollutants.
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.
Heat recovery systems you can buy
We at I-Sells provide a large variety of ventilation options, heat recovery systems are also in our range, let us share our options with you.
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).
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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.
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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.
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Order a heat recovery ventilation 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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