Heat Recovery Ventilation
Heat recovery ventilation is a heating system that uses what you already have rather than getting heat from an external source. Using what is already in the building increases efficiency and cuts down your energy bills.
How does it work?
Firstly, a ventilation system will be placed at the top of a building. The air that would typically pass through and leave the building is stored here, and the heat is extracted from it. This heat is then passed on to the fresh air coming in from outside. This happens consistently through filtered ventilation ducts which lead to a heat extractor. The fresh air flows past the stale air without mixing, while the heat is transferred from the stale air to the fresh air. The stale air is then released from the building, minus the heat, while the heated fresh air enters the building.
Heat recovery ventilation works independently of radiators and alone, is probably not enough to heat your house. However it maximises efficiency and reduces the amount of heat you need dramatically, cutting your energy bills down.
This system ensures a constant stream of fresh air into the home, creating a clean, healthy environment and eliminating humidity, pollutants and odours.
Condensation is eliminated as all the water vapour is extracted from rooms. This prevents mould and dampness in the home.
The ventilation system is very compact and does not take up much room in the home.
This system can also be used on an industrial level, with smart ventilation available that adjusts to the season. These systems also adjust to the moisture levels in a room, and extract more heat from rooms with a high moisture level, such as bathrooms.
Due to the airtight nature of a Thermohouse building, we would advise implementing this system to get the maximum benefit from your home.