Ensure your Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery is running at its peak performance.
- Step 1: Clean or Replace Air Filters
Dirty or clogged filters can lower ventilation efficiency. Filters in most new HRVs can be easily removed, cleaned with a vacuum cleaner every 3 months. HRV now have an indicator light telling you that the filters need replacing. If your HRV is easily accessible, this is a 5 minute job.
- Step 2: Check Outdoor Intake and Exhaust Hoods
Remove leaves, waste paper or other obstructions that may be blocking the outside vents of your HRV. Without this vital airflow, your HRV won’t function properly. During winter, clear any snow or frost build-up blocking outside vents.
- •Step 3: Inspect the Condensate Drain
HRV have a condensate drain, a pipe or plastic tube coming out of the bottom. Slowly pour about two litres of warm, clean water in the drain inside the HRV to make sure it’s flowing freely. If there’s a backup, clean the drain.
- •Step 4: Clean Grilles and Inspect the Ductwork
Once a year check the ductwork leading to and from your HRV. Remove and inspect the grilles covering the duct ends, then vacuum inside the ducts. If a more thorough cleaning is required, call your service technician.
- Step 5: Service the Fans
Remove the dirt that has accumulated on the blades by gently brushing them. Most new HRVs are designed to run continuously without lubrication. Check your manual for complete instructions.
- Step 6: Arrange for Annual Servicing
Your HRV should be serviced annually. If you are not comfortable doing it yourself, contact a technician and make sure the technician you call has been trained by the manufacturer of your HRV.
Air is extracted from rooms that typically produce heat, moisture and unwanted smells such as kitchens, utility rooms and bathrooms.
Before this air is expelled to the outside it passes through a heat exchanger. Where the heat is transferred to the incoming fresh air.
There by eliminating the need to completely heat the fresh air as it enters the building.
It is important to highlight that the stale exhaust air and clean fresh air do not mix in the heat exchanger.
The stale and the clean air are channeled through closely spaced, but separate, narrow sleeves in the core of the heat exchanger.
In order for the heat recovery to work properly, it is vital that the building is airtight.
Do you need Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery !
- Is there a room in your home that has bad odours !
- Is there mould black patches on your bathroom ceiling !
- Do you have to use scented candles or scented aerosols to cover up bad odours!
- Do you have to open a window when having a shower letting in a cold draft of air just to prevent the walls from getting wet !
- Does anyone in your house suffer from airborne allergies !
- Do you have to sleep with the window open because the room gets to stuffy at night !
- Do you want to make savings on your heating bill !
Mechanical Ventilation with heat recovery will reduce or eliminate many of the above problems provided it is installed correctly.
If you are intending to renovate your existing home or build a new home.
Install a Ramstown Mechanical Ventilation system.
This System will pay for itself many times over its life span in the comfort and energy saving that it will give you.