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What Are Heat Recovery Systems?

Many believe that climate change is a danger and are looking for new, ultra-efficient and renewable energy technologies. Solar energy is a great option! Wind energy is another method that is very efficient if done right. Heat recovery systems are a new technology that recycles the heat that’s in the air of your home. Read on to learn more.

A system that recovers heat can take many forms but ultimately work to save you money over the long run.

These systems work by making your heating systems work more efficiently. It does so by recycling the warm air, which ensures that we get as much as we can out of it. Have you been thinking about installing one in your home? If so, here are the answers to some of the questions you may have.

How Does It Work?

Ireland’s heat recovery systems are put at the top of a building (in a roof or loft) and they work through a ventilation system. Also known as MVHR systems (mechanical ventilation and heat recovery), they work by removing the moist, stale air from your home and then replacing it with recovered but filtered, warm air. This means there will be air moving both in and out of the home, but it will pass through both a heat exchanger and a filtration system.

The fresh air being distributed to the living areas within the home will take the heat from the extracted stale air that leaves the home. This is a continuous process with the air in each room being replaced completely approximately every two hours.

The Technology

Over the years, dramatic improvements have been made to heat recovery system technology. Now, you can purchase systems that extract up to 90 percent of the stale air heat, returning it to the new air that is being introduced into the system. Heat recovery systems are much more complex than they may seem and they play a part in many aspects of our lives. However, the heat collection principles are mostly the same.

Different Systems

There are a number of different heat recovery systems. As you might expect, the more efficient ones are also more expensive. Heat recovery systems can be through heat pumps, plate heat technology, thermal wheels, and other complex and more industrial processes. Nowadays, there are heat recovery systems that can work with smart technology.
Who doesn’t like smart tech? Once installed, your system can run behind the scene without work on your part. All the while making your home more comfortable.

As well as being good for the environment, heat recovery systems will eventually save you money on energy bills in your home. Doing your research to find which one is right for you is essential. Find a reliable company to install a system that fits your house. This will help to reduce your carbon footprint and save some money at the same time.

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