Month: January 2019
When thinking about mechanical ventilation and heat recovery systems, not everyone is familiar with the benefits. While heating has become more sophisticated in the UK, it’s still catching up with the rest of the world. The main reason for this is that summers only last around 6 weeks with hotter weather and it only gets down to a freezing temperature in late November and December in most parts of the UK. As a result, British people try to get through the year with unfit heating systems that are inadequate for either weather extreme.
Instead of continuing to use this approach, it’s sensible to consider whether an MVHR system would be a better solution. Accordingly, here are a few of the benefits of getting one installed in your home.
Reducing heating bills is on everybody’s mind when the colder months arrive. Trying to keep the home warm while not seeing a major spike in the cost of the utility bill come the new year is challenging.
Thankfully, when using a heating recovery system, this actively works to reduce the cost of electricity. The reason is because the heat that’s risen is re-captured instead of reaching the attic and being lost through the roof. Instead, it’s cleaned using filters and added to the cleaner air which is recirculated throughout the home.
Rather than heating one room and neglecting to turn on the heaters in the bedroom and elsewhere upstairs, with an MVHR system, warmth is better circulated. Therefore, moving from room to room, there isn’t a dramatic drop off in temperature that you usually experience.
Because of the more consistent temperatures, the temptation to increase the heat level in certain rooms is removed. For instance, moving to the bedroom doesn’t cause you to turn on the heater and have to wait for the room to warm up. Nor do you end up increasing the temperature beyond what’s comfortable because you’re trying to get the room warmer faster.
Cleaner Air is Better for Asthma and Hay Fever Sufferers
The process of collecting warmer air, extracting the heat from it and using filters before recirculation keeps bad air particles from populating your home. For hay fever or asthma suffers that find breathing easily indoors to be difficult, filtering the oxygen they breathe makes a huge difference. Their throat and nasal passages don’t get irritated which avoids the hay fever symptoms flaring up or triggering an asthma attack.
Mould and other bacteria forms in homes where rooms or passages are rarely used. The spare bedroom that isn’t occupied most of the time and doesn’t get heated often is a likely spot for mould development or damp patches. Both are problematic for respiratory diseases and can cause other serious illnesses too. The whole house recirculation of warmer air with an MVHR system prevents bacterial build-up.
Getting an MVHR system is a cost-efficient solution to home heating that acts to keep the air cleaner too. Anyone who’s got an older heating setup that needs replacing should strongly consider getting a mechanical ventilation and heating system.