We eat. We sleep. We work And all while doing this… we breathe, more than 25,000 a day.
Nowadays we spend nearly 90% of our time indoors which means we are subject to breathing in all kinds of harmful substances like Mould, Dust, Mites, Increased levels of C02 and Increased levels of Humidity.
A Vector HRV System will let oxygen-rich air in and removes harmful substances and unpleasant smells. This has a favourable effect on allergies and prevents irritation of the respiratory organs.
It generates the perfect amount of fresh air for all people in your home or building, not too much and not too little. Too little fresh air can be a perfect breeding ground for mould, dampness and pollutants. Too much fresh air can dry out indoor air, making it uncomfortable and aggravating respiratory problems.
An HRV unit is the lungs of your home or building generating a constant flow of fresh air at a desirable temperature for premium comfort. The HRV system also removes stale air and odours from the space including cooking smells, volatile organic compounds (toxic chemicals and smells that come from furniture, paints, etc) and fittings off-gassing (that ‘new carpet’ type of smell).
As more and more builders adopt better building methods such as external building wraps and double glazed windows they are creating a more air tight building.
Although having a more airtight building is great for energy use, it also causes issues in relation to the quality of the indoor air environment, amplifying the issues that we already have – high CO2, mould, condensation, etc
Adding in a HRV system alleviates this issue, as they are designed to be used in airtight homes
On a side note, studies have shown that HRV is beneficial in buildings, no matter how leaky or how airtight they are.