Over the past few years, the technology in heat recovery systems has been improved for use in residential properties. Older ducted heating systems are increasingly being replaced by heat recovery units.
Heat recovery ventilation works in a range of different property layouts, from compact apartments to oversized mansions. The installation itself is generally fast and if there is original ductwork, much of it can be preserved.
This type of heating system can be used almost anywhere and will generally give property owners great results no matter what climate they live in. These systems work better in low humidity climates. Here are the top three benefits of heat recovery systems that encourage homeowners to make the change.
1. Ease of Placement
When a homeowner is looking to have a new HRV system installed they generally are pointed to their basements or crawlspaces. In the event that the property is a condo or takes up a very small, confined, and narrow space, homeowners usually have to contend with having bulky heating units take up part of their valued real estate.
This is when the heating system can be found sitting in the middle of living rooms, taking up entire closets, or being oddly situated in kitchens.
Heating recovery systems are most commonly installed in attics. Even if access to a suitably hidden space is difficult or generally unsuitable as a storage space, a skilled HRV installation technician can often find a way to make things work.
2. Less Condensation and Humidity
Depending on the kind of heating system installed in the home there might be an issue with humidity, condensation, and moisture. Sometimes these issues are only apparent in closed up areas or spaces underground, such as the basement.
Other heating systems are simply inefficient, causing occupants to sweat whenever they are turned up. Because heating recovery ventilation works with a focus on evenly heating air, there is little chance that condensation will become a problem in the home.
Whether the house has high vaulted ceilings or the property has a railroad styled layout, each room should stay warm, dry, and comfortable.
3. Cheaper Energy Bills
Energy costs are where homeowners can expect to get the biggest and most enjoyable benefit. In general, a heat recovery system has higher up-front equipment plus installation costs.
Offsetting the higher costs, the process is going to be fast and easy, and home occupants soon notice how quickly the home heats up after the initial switch on. The biggest difference will be seen when opening the very next energy bill. Since heat recovery ventilation helps to keep heat contained inside of a space, very little energy is spent after the home gets to a comfortable temperature.
Whenever most people think about making an upgrade to their home, it can be a lot of trouble getting through the design and decision stage. There will be contractors to consult with invoices to pay, and of course, the time the whole family is inconvenienced during the upgrading process.
On the flip side, a major upgrade also improves quality of life. By upgrading a home to use a heating recovery system, the benefits are obvious on various levels right away.