All you need to know about HRV systems in NZ

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In the light of rising energy conservation concerns and resulting changes in construction requirements, ventilation is finally getting new recognition. Installing a heat recovery ventilator or HRV in Auckland is the most popular way of ventilation in current times.

Prepare to be amazed if you’ve never heard of a heat recovery ventilator.

You might even find that this is the appliance you’ve been looking for to increase the quality of your indoor air and HVAC output! You’ll almost certainly have various questions concerning the type of maintenance that HRV units require.

What is HRV?

HRVs are a type of controlled ventilation system that replaces stale air with fresh warm air to help with humidity, pollutants, and odor reduction.

Not only is exhaust air stale and wet, but it’s also hotter than the air around it. This heat is used to pre-heat new air before it enters your home. Two fans and an “Air to Air” Heat Exchanger transfer heat from the exhaust air stream to the cold fresh air supply in a genuine HRV.

Because of the intrinsic laws of physics, when cold air is heated, the relative humidity decreases, resulting in condensation control. The two air streams are entirely separated at all times. The entrance of outside air helps to create a dryer, healthier indoor environment.

HRV units are appropriate for installation in commercial or residential applications, such as false ceilings or tiny equipment rooms, due to their small size. Some units have a sophisticated design and are placed in plain sight, right in the air-conditioned room.

These systems are growing more popular, with market projections indicating positive growth, led mostly by North America and fast emerging countries like New Zealand, Australia, and Canada.

Benefits of HVR in modern Auckland houses

Ventilation is essential in today’s dwellings. Energy-efficient homes are more tightly air-sealed than standard structures, necessitating fresh air distribution throughout the house. A central ventilation system eliminates stale indoor air from high-moisture areas such as bathrooms and kitchens while also supplying fresh air to living areas and bedrooms. Particles, allergens, and chemical contaminants can be removed from the outside air using central ventilation. The result is equally distributed fresh, clean air.

Some of the advantages of heat recovery ventilation systems are as follows:

  • They limit heat loss and hence require less heat (from another source) to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature.
  • The energy required to move air is less than that required to heat it.
  • These systems are most cost-effective in a somewhat airtight structure, and they are not usually well-suited to retrofitting when installed as part of new house construction or extensive remodeling.
  • They provide ventilation in situations where open windows are a security risk, as well as in regions where there are no windows at all (e.g. interior bathrooms and toilets).
  • In the summer, they can be used as a ventilation system by bypassing the heat exchange system and simply exchanging inside air with outdoor air.
  • They minimize indoor moisture in the winter because the relative humidity of cooler outdoor air is lower.

Maintenance of HRV – Heat Recovery Ventilators

Heat recovery ventilators are simple, durable, efficient, and long-lasting appliances in general, but they do require regular preventative maintenance to work at their best.

Many of the maintenance requirements for a typical heat recovery ventilator are comparable to those for a typical furnace and air conditioning system.

How often should HRVs be serviced?

You’ll be relieved to learn that heat recovery ventilators only require preventative maintenance once a year.

You are unlikely to have any unexpected repair needs or outages during the months in between if the appliance has this annual maintenance examination, cleaning, and tune-up.

Final Thoughts on HRV

You may expect greater comfort and nonstop, maintenance-free system performance when you install a heat recovery ventilator (HRV) by DJ Spark Limited in your house. HRVs improve indoor air quality without significantly increasing energy bills since they may reuse heated and cooled air to preheat the fresh air flowing into the home.

Heat recovery ventilation units are an ideal solution for small and medium-sized residential and business spaces in a world where we all spend the majority of our time inside buildings where issues of air quality and energy usage are becoming increasingly relevant. The inclusion of a humidification system complements the HRV unit’s goals and provides a full solution for preserving comfort and indoor air quality. For more information, get it touch with the expert HRV Auckland installers of DJ Spark, anytime.