Government legislation and building requirements require that new homes are built with very low leakage rates, making them more energy-efficient.
More air-tight construction methods can result in poor indoor air quality as condensation and pollutants generated from cooking, cleaning, washing and bathing remain trapped inside the home. Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery, or MVHR, offers year-round, whole home ventilation that will remove condensation and pollutants, improving the indoor air quality, whilst recovering the heat that would otherwise be lost outside.
A proven low-energy and highly efficient ventilation method, MVHR is fast becoming the most common method of whole home ventilation for new build properties. MVHR systems work by combining supply and extract in one unit. Moisture-laden, stale air is extracted from ‘wet’ areas, such as kitchens and bathrooms. The heat from this stale air is recovered via a heat exchanger, and this tempered air delivered into the living areas of the home.
Proflow Plumbing & Heating provide MVHR installations for national, regional and local homes builders across Southern England including Berkshire, Surrey and Hampshire.