Heat Recovery Ventilation Your Questions Answered
If you're curious about the ins and outs of your heat recovery ventilation (HRV) system, you've come to the right place. Here, we've compiled a list of common questions about your HRV system and provided clear, concise answers to help you better understand how it works and how to maintain it for optimal performance.
An airtight building envelope prevents heat from escaping and minimises energy loss. While this is a great energy-saving strategy, it comes with a crucial challenge – the lack of natural airflow. The solution lies in the implementation of heat recovery ventilation systems. Consistent air circulation is essential for maintaining a healthy indoor environment and preventing issues like mould growth and structural damage.
The machine provides continuous fresh, filtered air to your home while keeping up to 90% of the indoor heat inside. It is as efficient as opening a window but much less expensive.
Yes, filters need to be maintained every 3-6 months, depending on the levels of pollution outside. A visual check after three months is recommended to assess how frequently you want to replace your filters. When they are visibly dirty or clogged, either wash them under cold water or order replacements at STIEBEL Store.
It does not have an active heating element like an air conditioning system. However, you do not have to open your windows for fresh air, which lets the indoor warmth escape. With this eliminated, the use of traditional heating can be minimised.
When the bypass mode is engaged, only the extraction fan of the machine is activated, and the supply fan shut down. The conditions for this are automatically detected by the machine. During warm summer days, it can cause a purge of the warm air in your home. A window should be opened to let cold air into your home.
The VCR 180 MC HRV system consumes as little as 0.72 kWh per day. Depending on your electricity provider, this typically equates to a daily cost of 20 to 30 cents, making it an energy-efficient choice for your home.
We hope these answers have provided you with valuable insights into your HRV system. If you have any more questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us or visit our website for additional resources and support. Your comfort and indoor air quality are our top priorities!