What are the Benefits of MVHR?

If you are building a new home or undertaking a major refurbishment, and want to avoid the stuffy and uncomfortable feeling of your current home or office, then it might be the time to consider MVHR (Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery)

MVHR is the best way to achieve:  

  • Improved Indoor Air Quality: Modern homes are insulated tightly so natural air movement is limited. Operating 24/7/365, MVHR systems significantly improve indoor air quality by removing stale air, allergens and pollutants and replacing it with fresh, filtered air. This is especially important for people with allergies or respiratory issues who may be sensitive to indoor air pollutants.
  • Energy Efficiency: MVHR systems are highly energy-efficient because they recover heat energy from the outgoing stale air (up to 90%) and transfer it to heat the incoming fresh air. This means that less energy is required to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature, resulting in lower heating costs and a reduced carbon footprint. 
  • Reduced Humidity: MVHR is very effective at extracting humidity from a property.This combats the formation of mould, condensation and associated damp problems. 
  • Security: Fresh air is introduced into the house 24/7/365 and, as the windows can be shut, you can sleep safe and sound with less outside noise infiltration and added peace of mind of the security of closed windows. This lets you sleep soundly and breathe easily all night long.
  • Balanced Airflow: MVHR systems maintain balanced airflow throughout the whole building. This results in a more comfortable indoor environment for occupants as, MVHR is a whole house system, it works its magic throughout the house and not just specific rooms. 
  • Air introduced to the home is filtered to remove external pollutants: MVHR systems have filters installed to take out airborne particles and debris. This can provide a host of health benefits to sufferers of asthma, bronchitis, rhinitis, COPD, and allergies including hay fever. 
  • Noise Reduction: MVHR systems operate quietly and unobtrusively. And as the windows can be shut, it can help ease noise pollution from traffic or busy walkways. 

Overall, MVHR systems offer technical benefits that can help to improve indoor air quality, reduce energy consumption and costs, and create a more comfortable and sustainable indoor environment.  So, if you're looking for a smart and eco-friendly way to ventilate your space, MVHR is definitely worth considering!     



Do you have any further questions?  If so, why not give our Epicair Experts a call on 01892 600121 or email them on info@epicair.co.uk.