Creating a healthy living environment

With increased attention given to building air tightness of houses in recent years in order to reduce air infiltration and thus heating energy costs, new dwellings are now considerably more airtight and therefore the requirement for mechanical ventilation is becoming the norm to ensure minimum levels of ventilation are maintained and also to remove moisture from the building such that a healthy, fresh environment can be maintained in a dwelling.

The fundamental part of the entire system is a high efficiency counter-flow heat exchanger (3). This heat exchanger transfers up to 90% of the heat from the extracted “wet areas” air (2) to the incoming fresh air (1). The principle behind a HRV system is to change the air continuously in your home and use the recovered heat from the extract air to warm the incoming air. Extract points are located in wet areas such as bathrooms, kitchen, utility and WC. Supply points are in areas such as bedrooms, living and dining rooms

Fresh air

This also means no condensation or worries about fungal growth in bathrooms and less dust.
6.    Less dust.

Save money

Recovering the heat in warm stale expelled air and reusing it will save you money.

Increased comfort

The HRV system will also remove moisture which will lead to a more comfortable living environment.

healthy living

HRV improves the air quality benefcial to all occupants but especially to Asthma & Hay Fever sufferers.

Increased comfort and reduced heating bills

The HRV system provides a constant supply of fresh air to the house, while simultaneously removing moisture at source in wet areas. Increased comfort and reduced heating bills result.

Houses need to be well sealed for a HRV system to be efficient. Consideration also needs to be given to the type of fireplace fitted. Idealy a room sealed stove with externally supplied independent air supply is required to ensure maximum efficiency of the HRV unit and eliminate possible downdrafts in the chimney as a result of the HRV system.

The size and volume of your home will determine what type of HRV unit will need to be installed. Larger homes may even need more that one unit to achieve optimum air changes.

This is how a HRV system works

 

Why Choose Us

Airflow Services Ltd use the Pro Air HRV unit which incorpotae the Recair HRV core. Besides this we use solid PVC ducting. The units we install have the following advantages:

      • Heat recovery efficiencies in excess of 90%
      • High Efficient EC fan motors to minimise running cost
      • Simple robust control, requiring no maintenance or recalibration
      • Large air flowrate capability where required compared to competitor units
      • Manufactured in Ireland

Contact us for more information

Please do not hesitate to contact Airflow if you are not totally sure what configuration would suit your project best. We gladly advice you!

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