Installation and Training
MVHR units are easy to install and at Thermsaver we have made the process even simpler by giving our clients the option to self-install using our easy to follow information and installation packages.
Thermsaver design and supply all the materials and information in order to make the process of self-installing an MVHR unit as safe and easy as possible. We offer both phone and on-site training to ensure the job will meet the maximum standards expected at Thermsaver.
If this option isn’t for you, or team are on hand to do the work for you. Installing an MVHR system requires ducting to be installed throughout the property. In existing properties this might not be cost efficient. A typical MVHR installation may take between 3 – 5 days to complete. A member of the Thermsaver team will be happy to give you further advice and support on this.
Thermsaver also offer first-class training through our purpose built training facilities. The centre runs a number of courses for motivated and enthusiastic engineers looking to “go green” and expand their knowledge within the renewable heating market.
If you’re an engineer interested in finding out more about Thermsaver’s training courses and facilities, please get in contact with David Black: email@example.com or call 01698 300100 for further information.
At the heart of an MVHR system is a lightweight heat exchanger, which recovers up to 90% of the heat in the outgoing stale air stream. This heat energy is transferred to the incoming fresh air supply, providing a clean, fresh environment within the building.
Recuperator technology is by far the most common form of air-to-air heat recovery. This technology can be linked with additional heating and cooling coils to reduce the amount of energy required to maintain internal conditions.
A plate heat exchanger (or recuperator) transfers heat between the supply and exhaust streams of an air handling unit. It recovery energy from extracted air that would otherwise be lost to the atmosphere and uses it to pre-heat (or cool) incoming fresh-air.
The use of a plate heat exchanger reduces the amount of energy needed to hear or cool the supply air to the required temperature, with a corresponding reduction in carbon emissions.
A plate heat exchanger is typically comprised of a series of parallel plates of aluminium, plastic, stainless steel or synthetic fibre, which direct the intake (supply) air and exhaust (return) air. The supply and extract air streams cross over each other, but are separated by the parallel plates, which allow energy to be transferred from the exhaust air to the incoming air supply.
As the intake and exhaust air streams are physically separated and energy is transferred through the plates, their material, thickness and surface area affect the transfer efficiencies of the equipment. Manufacturers claim gross efficiencies between 50% and 80% depending on the specification of the unit.
In traditional plate heat exchangers, sensible heat (containing no moisture) will pass through the plates dividing the two air streams. Newer plate heat exchangers, constructed from a semi-permeable membrane, will allow both sensible and latent heat to transfer between the two air streams, providing a greater energy saving.
If you would like more information on how an MVHR system could save you pennies, talk to one of our team on 01698 300100.
Still not convinced? View our MVHR Case Studies to see how we can make this renewable heat source work for you. Alternatively, give us a call on 01698 300100, we aim to help in any way we can.