Heat Recovery Benefits

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When building or renovating, there are two key things to remember:

  1. Why improve the air tightness and then breathe the same air repeatedly causing health problems to the occupants?
  2. Why spend thousands of pounds to insulate your home, just to let the heat escape through window vents and extractor fans?

The best solution is to install a heat recovery system which will provide your home with fresh and filtered air while also recovering up to 90% of normally wasted heat.

Benefits Include:

  • Constantly supplying fresh, healthy, filtered air to your home
  • Recovers up to 95% of heat extracted from wet rooms
  • Trickle vents and bathroom extractor fans are not required
  • Eliminates mould, mildew and combats condensation
  • Natural cooling without opening windows
  • Radon dispersion
  • Balanced heat distribution throughout the home
  • Your home is quieter and draught free
  • Complies with the latest building control requirements
  • Clinically proven to help allergy and asthma sufferers
  • Fully controllable system with manual or remote controls
  • Reduce your heating costs by up to 25%
  • The best available ventilation system for new or existing homes!

Futureproofing Your Home 

As buildings are becoming more and more efficient at heat retention and energy consumption it is commonly recognised that the use of a heat recovery system will become the most preferred option. We recommend that if installing a system is not in your budget, that you install the ductwork in the ground floor rooms allowing you to easily retrofit in the future.

Heat Recovery Ventilation vs Exhaust-Only Ventilation 

Buildings that rely solely on exhaust-only ventilation may be extracting heat in an unnecessary way cooling your building down in cold climates. Furthermore, this strategy doesn’t consider where the make-up air will come from as in some cases, this make-up air may come from undesirable places like between insulated walls, under floors, and attics. In addition, exhaust-only ventilation appliances like bathroom fans often have a higher level of energy consumption than an efficient continuous ventilation solution.

Heat Recovery Ventilation vs Window and Wall Vents

How many times have we all closed the window vents and never opened them again?

Why spend thousands of pounds on A rated or triple glazed windows then put a hole in them?

This may have been previously ok in older houses, but in newer houses that are built to current building standards, it means that fresh air is being stopped from entering your home. If fresh air is not entering your home it can cause a build-up of condensation, mould and high co2 levels which can lead to poor indoor air quality.

As new buildings are becoming more efficient and airtight, the requirement for fresh air to be provided increases. Using window air vent is becoming difficult, and in some cases, impossible.

Having window and wall vents allows:

  • Exterior noise to enter the property
  • Unfiltered air, pollen and insects entering your home
  • Drafts around the home

Environmental Importance

Nearly half of global energy is used in buildings and half of heating costs are caused by ventilation when it is done by the “open window method”. Installing a MVHR system is the most cost efficient, sustainable and quickest way to be able to reduce global energy consumption while still providing a better indoor air quality and living environment.

Asthma Health Warning house efficiency

Over 5.4 million people in the UK and Ireland receive asthma, with an estimated 21 people suffering from airborne allergies and is increasing around 5% per year. Check out our blog about the effects of condensation on your health – Can condensation have effects on your health?

Installing a whole house heat recovery system along with a central vacuum system, the symptoms of asthma can be dramatically reduced.


The conclusion should not be if I should install a heat recovery system but how can I install a heat recovery system. Installing a heat recovery system will provide a quiet and efficient system at a realist cost.

Benefits of working with BPC Ventilation

  • Number 1 leading MVHR and ventilation system specialists
  • Large range of systems for domestic and commercial applications
  • Authorised distributors
  • In-house design service
  • Full technical support
  • 1000s of products in stock in our own warehouse
  • Large showroom with working units on display
  • Installer network throughout the UK and Ireland
  • All systems comply to all the latest building control regulations

Send us your plans for a free quotation that will list a few options on systems bespoke to your property.