Heat recovery ventilators are a newer technology that is primarily used in homes and offices to provide a different option from heating systems that are overly costly to operate. They also have other benefits like removing stale air from a building or home through a sophisticated ventilation process.
Let’s now look more closely at heat recovery ventilators to see how useful they are.
How Heating Systems Usually Work
The way that conventional heating systems work hasn’t changed too much over the years.
Heat is generated and distributed near the floor level to warm up each room. Using radiators, heat radiates across the room kind of like in waves. As such, they do an effective job of warming up an area.
Where they fall down significantly is because heat naturally rises, so warm air goes to the ceiling and the heat is eventually lost completely. This leads to rooms feeling cooler even when the heating has been on in the last half hour or so.
A modern thermostat tracks the current temperature and when it becomes too low, it triggers the heating system to kick back on again. This approach to heating which cycles on and off is why winter heating bills are so high!
It also does nothing about stale or contaminated air particles present, which continually linger unless opening the doors and windows in an attempt to let them escape.
Heat Recovery Ventilation 101
With heat recovery ventilation, this turns this concept on its head.
Using a ventilation system fitted by a specialist such as BPC Ventilation, warmer air is captured before it’s lost. The heat is retained whilst the stale air is removed from the property. Cleaner air from outside is brought in and filtered to remove any poor air particles. Then the captured heat is added to the new air to warm it up.
Once the process is complete, warm fresh air is distributed throughout the home.
Are They Good for Your Home?
The process of heat recovery reduces the need to continually heat your home in winter and even in months with moderate weather, it still saves money. Effectively, a home can be heated once and then that heat continues to warm you throughout the day. This is energy efficient because not only is there the cost-saving from using the existing heating less often but also a heat recovery system doesn’t use much power either.
The vastly improved indoor air quality that results from ongoing air filtration is hard to appreciate until you experience it for the first time. It just feels much cleaner to breathe in the air and fill your lungs with it. Also, should anyone in the household suffer from asthma or another respiratory disease, then the superior air quality could make a world of difference for them.
Heat recovery ventilators have made it possible to stop wasting money by using an existing heating system too often. Anyone who fears their next utility bill should consider how much this type of newer technology could help them.
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