How Much Does MVHR Cost?

How Much Does MVHR Cost?

How Much Does MVHR Cost?

It can be argued that MVHR systems are a crucial mechanism to have in every home, whilst some believe natural ventilation methods are a better option. Sometimes, pricing may be an issue for some people, but with a large variety of MVHR units available at a competitive rate,

In this blog, we will answer the question ‘How much does MVHR cost?’

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 MVHR units 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 MVHR units. 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.

MVHR explained

MVHR is a term used in the HVAC industry, MVHR stands for ‘Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery’. This is the technical term for what is generally known as heat recovery units, or heat recovery systems.

Heat recovery systems provide all the benefits of regular ventilation with the unique addition of being able to retain heat that would have been lost with regular ventilation. Heat recovery systems can come in single or multi-room applications.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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 reduced use of heating as a result of the heat conservation granted by a heat recovery unit can help you save on energy bills.

Is MVHR the same as an extractor fan?

No, although they have a similarity in one aspect of their function, that is the only thing that these two systems share.

The function they share is the extraction aspect. Extractor fans purely extract the air, whereas MVHR units extract the air, replace it with air from outside, and retain any heat that may have been lost through extraction.

As a result of this, MVHR units reduce humidity whilst maintaining comfortable temperatures in your home. Helping you to remove any symptoms that can lead to mould growth, whilst not compromising on your comfort.

How much does MVHR cost?

How much does MVHR cost?

The cost of MVHR systems vary between the type of MVHR unit you need. Naturally, single-room units will cost less than whole-house units. Our range of MVHR units begin at £262, all the way to £2895.

Below we will share some information on our most cost-effective single room, and whole house units. You can click here to view our full range of MVHR units.

Vent Axia Lo-Carbon Tempra P Heat Recovery Unit

The Vent Axia Lo-Carbon Tempra P Heat Recovery Unit, is a single-room MVHR unit.

Apart from removing odours, providing fresh air and recovering heat, this appliance extracts airborne impurities such as dust, dirt, and grease.

The units are fitted with a 24V ECDC motor with a state-of-the-art built-in power supply. This has the ability to operate at only 2 Watts power consumption on normal setting, offering a 90% energy saving over conventional AC equivalents.

At a competitive £262.08 this unit is sure to create a noticeable and pleasant change in the room you install it in. Click here for the full product specifications.

Integra Boxed Assembly Heat Recovery Unit 456864 – Vent Axia

The Integra Boxed Assembly Heat Recovery Unit is a whole-house heat recovery unit.

Using a high performance, polymeric heat exchange cube, together with two powerful fans, the Vent-Axia Integra boasts a temperature efficiency of up to 70%.

The compact cube interleaves outgoing moist air with incoming fresh air, allowing the heat from one to warm the other without the two air streams mixing. Energy is saved on room heating, with no power being used by the cube itself.

At £1129.22, this whole-house unit will provide optimal conditions for your home for many years to come, click here for a full list of specifications.

Is it better to get a whole-house or single room MVHR unit?

Is it better to get a whole-house or single room MVHR unit?

Although the obvious answer may be a whole-house MVHR unit is the best option, realistically, it is subject to the state of your home.

If your home has no issues with humidity, condensation etc, apart from one or two specific rooms, then a single room unit is the better option in this particular circumstance. However, if it’s an issue in multiple areas of your house, a whole-house unit is the better option.

Do new houses need MVHR?

You would be under the impression that newer homes have no problems with ventilation etc, but there are occasions where this is not actually the case.

Newer homes, if constructed correctly, are naturally more airtight than older buildings, this is both a positive and a negative.

The benefit is that the home can retain heat effectively, reducing the need for central heating being used constantly.

The downside to this, however, is that it is now harder for heat to escape. And if you neglect using ventilation frequently, or at least open your windows from time to time, you will eventually be dealing with humidity, condensation, and mould.

This is why MVHR units are so important, especially in newer homes, as you are not compromising on losing heat, gaining humidity, or neglecting ventilation.

Does MVHR make a house cold?

No, MVHR units do not make a house cold, they specifically retain heat that can be lost through extraction. If you want to have your home cooler and still use MVHR, this is entirely possible.

Some MVHR systems have summer bypass programs installed within them. This means that in the warmer months, the heat recovery aspect of the MVHR system is offline, and only the ventilation of the air continues, which may provide a nominal cooling effect.

For best results, opening windows in your property to create a passage of air through your home is the intended way to reap the benefits of the MVHR system whilst cooling your house.

You can also experience the most cooling by using a multi-room MVHR system, as opposed to a single-room model. Functionality in regard to cooling features may vary from model to model.

Purchase a MVHR unit today

Purchase a MVHR unit today

We at I-Sells endeavour to ensure our customers have all the information they require 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.

We hope to have answered the question ‘How much does MVHR cost?’

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