HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilation)

When Might You Need A Heat Recovery Ventilation System?

Have you ever lived in a home where when the wind was blowing outside you could feel it inside? A number of homes that have been built in the past (and are still being built) have plenty of gaps and cracks that let a home breath internally naturally but also create a way for heat to escape or heat to enter the home. As energy costs have increased and the cost to heat and cool homes has started to hit the pocket more the need to create homes that are built tighter and don’t leak energy out of gaps and cracks has created a new problem. The homes that are built and sealed better have a potential for moisture and pollutants that are generated in the home during normal activities like showering, bathing or cooking to become trapped inside as they cannot escape. Excessive levels moisture that are trapped in the home can promote the growth of mould, mildew and bacteria.

Adelaide Geoexchange designs, supplies and installs HRV (heat recovery ventilation systems) in South Australia.

What Is A Heat Recovery Ventilation System?

In simple terms a heat recovery ventilation system does what the name says, It recovers heat while ventilating. It does this by removing stale air from your home or building and expels is to the outside air. At the same time as the stale air is being expelled from the home or building the unit is drawing in fresh air from outside in a seperate duct. The genius of the system is what happens during this process in the Heat Recovery Ventilation unit. 

 The heat recovery ventilation unit contains a heat exchanger that is placed between the outgoing and incoming air. As the outgoing air passes across the heat exchange the heat is removed and transferred to the incoming air on the other side. This process not only helps to remove the waste heat but also to prevent the mixing of the stale and fresh air.

Mechanical Heat Recovery Ventilation Systems installed in Adelaide

HRV (Heat recovery ventilation) systems Adelaide
Brink HRV installed in Adelaide by Adelaide Geoexchange
Brink HRV installed in a home in the Adelaide Hills

Brink Heat Recovery Ventilation System installed in the Adelaide Hills

Recently we completed the installation and commissioning of a Brink HRV system on a newly constructed home in the Adelaide Hills.

The HRV unit is installed in a laundry cupboard with ducting feed through a drop down ceiling to the supply and return vents throughout the home. The ducting is run this way to keep it within the homes air tight barrier.

After system installation we have balanced the system using our Anemometer that measures airflow at the duct outlets.

Builder: Enduro Builders

Architect: Brett Aylen Architecture

Brink HRV system installed in Hawthorndene for Enduro Builders
Brink HRV installed in a home in Hawthorndene

Brink Heat Recovery Ventilation System installed In Hawthorndene

Recently we completed the installation and commissioning of a Brink HRV system on a newly constructed home in the Hawthorndene. The HRV unit is installed in cupboard with ducting feed through the ceiling  to the supply and return vents throughout the home.

After system installation we have balanced the system using our Anemometer that measures airflow at the duct outlets.

Builder: Enduro Builders

Architect: BeyondInk

Stiebel Eltron HRV roof inlet pipe and cowl installed in Woodforde
Stiebel Eltron HRV roof vent

Two Stiebel Eltron Heat Recovery Ventilation System Installations underway In woodforde

Currently underway is the installation of two Stiebel Eltron HRV units in the SUHO 8 and 10 star homes.

Further information will be availabe here once the systems are complete.

Builder: Woolcock Construction

Architect: SUHO

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