Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) provides the best possible air quality without wasting energy, but it has to be designed in from the outset because you can’t retrofit it later. Not without considerable cost and disruption. Unlike old fashioned ventilation, MVHR filters the air you breathe and warms it up to (almost) room temperature using energy you’ll otherwise waste. Smart MVHR systems can do a whole lot more besides.
The more you research the benefits, the more you realise MVHR is the only way to ventilate a modern, low energy building. The health and comfort benefits even outweigh the energy savings. The question is not whether you need MVHR, it’s whether you need quality MVHR or just something that passes regulations. And the answer to that question is, how long do you plan to live in the property?
Quality MVHR lasts a lot longer, makes less noise, offers better air filtration, and can do clever things like cooling too. Budget MVHR might cost less to buy but will cost more to own if you’re planning for the longer term. Our website explains the difference between the two, what to look out for, when to plan things for the best outcome, and what to consider besides the MVHR itself. Proper aftercare and support for instance, because one day you’ll need it. Nothing mechanical that runs 24×7 lasts forever.
If yours is a new build, refurb/remodel, or deep retrofit project, and you want the best possible MVHR outcome; the best spec in terms of air quality, reliability, automation, and acoustics; an installable 3D design that fits perfectly; a 5-star rated managed install, manufacturer approved set up, handover, and aftercare forever; you’ve come to the right place. If you’ve just got planning permission but haven’t completed your construction drawings or started on site yet, you’ve come to the right place at the right time too.
MVHR is a living, breathing, whole-house system that touches every room so has to be designed perfectly to suit your unique property, installed diligently at the right stages during the project, and then set up correctly so it works exactly the way it should. If you think you can buy a cheap kit for your plumber to install, read the next few pages before you part with your money.