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Choosing The Right Heat Recovery System for Your Home

Updated on: 21 September,2021 02:40 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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Many heat recovery units run every hour of every day, and this can translate into costly energy usage throughout the year. Because of this, it is important to ensure the unit you choose can provide the correct volume of air while using as little energy as possible.

Choosing The Right Heat Recovery System for Your Home

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One of the best features to add to your home to make it more energy efficient is a heat recovery ventilation system.  These systems work by expelling stale air from the home and replacing it with fresh air that is reheated as it enters the house. Because of how they work, they ensure better air quality and lead to lower energy consumption than traditional home heating solutions. To ensure that you get all the benefits of installing a heat recovery ventilation system, it must not only be the right system but must also be installed correctly. Below, we will look at a few things you should consider to ensure you end up with the right heat recovery ventilation system for your home.


Requires Air Flow



Before selecting a heat recovery unity, you should calculate how much air the right system should extract and supply. For regular homes, the unit chosen should be able to extract 13 litres per second from each kitchen area, 8 litres per second from each utility area or bathroom, and supply the same quantity of air at the same time.


You then add up the amount of air you need extracted and supplied for each of the rooms and utility areas in the house to find the maximum amount of air the unit should supply.

Choose an Efficient System

Many heat recovery units run every hour of every day, and this can translate into costly energy usage throughout the year. Because of this, it is important to ensure the unit you choose can provide the correct volume of air while using as little energy as possible.

The good news is that you can find all the information you need in the HVI directory of the systems that are rated for your home’s size. Retailers like BPC Ventilation also provide detailed information on the energy efficiency of all the different heat recovery systems they sell. The system you choose should be right for your home’s size and have an efficiency of at least 80%.

Placing The Air Supply Points

To ensure that there is an adequate amount of fresh air in the home, all exhaust points should be placed far away from the intake points to reduce mixing. The incoming air supply points should be located far away from people, in the closet for example, so that the slightly warmer incoming air does not bother them.

Install The Right Ducts

While you may have the best heat recovery unit for your home, choosing the wrong ducting can reduce the efficiency of your unit and system. There are several options to choose from and all of them can impact performance. However, the most important factors to consider include airtightness, noise levels and the size of your heat recovery system.

If you have never installed ducts before, go with radial ducting. This is the best option as it has the quietest performance and is easy to install.

Conclusion

If you want to get the most out of your heat recovery ventilation system, you should ensure that you choose the right system and that it is properly installed. Doing both will ensure you get all its benefits while saving a lot of energy along the way.


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