Modern homes, particularly new builds, are increasingly becoming better insulated and more airtight, which ironically can result in an increased risk of mould and mildew build-up because the moisture can't escape. A home ventilation system is essential to ensure the ongoing health of your home and the people living in it.
A well-ventilated home is a healthy home – and we’re not just talking about moisture from bathrooms and kitchens contributing to mould growth on your ceilings and walls.
Harmful gases, toxins, pollutants and foul smells like carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, airborne toxins, pollen, dust, formaldehyde emissions and of course moisture can cause damage to both the health of your family and the health of your home. Mechanical Heat Recovery Ventilation, or MHRV, is an excellent option for homeowners who want to create a healthy living environment with moderate investment and minimal operational costs.
Where Positive Input Pressure Home Ventilation Systems (PIV) like HRV and DVS require outlets to remove outgoing moisture and polluted air (thereby also sucking out the warm air you’ve just paid for), MHRV allows the building to regulate its fresh air supply and discharge stale air and toxic gases while keeping the heat in your home where it belongs – inside. MHRV expels the home’s polluted moisture-laden air outside, while at the same time pulling fresh air from outside through the Heat Exchanger and returning up to 93% of the heat back into your home.
Centralised or Decentralised?
A decentralised ventilation system for homes such as The Heating Company’s Lunos decentralised heat recovery system is ductless, so it’s easy to install and perfect for retrofitting or for buildings that don’t have room to install a centralised ducting system.
For a new build or an existing home with lots of ceiling or floor space, the ducted Brookvent centralised heat recovery system is a great option. For help with home ventilation system design, contact The Heating Company team today.