A Practical Guide to MVHR Maintenance
If you’ve read our introductory guide to mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR), you’ll know these systems come with multiple benefits, including improved air quality, lower energy costs and carbon emissions, and controlled humidity that protect the fabric of a building. But as with any mechanical system, it takes proper maintenance and servicing to ensure these benefits are ongoing.
Without due care and attention, dirt and bacteria can build up within the system overtime, impeding airflow and introducing pollutants into the incoming air supply. It also means the system has to work harder, compromising its efficiency, causing noise issues, and throwing it off balance.
Thankfully, if you’ve had your MVHR system designed, installed and commissioned by an experienced professional, maintaining it will be a fairly simple process - it’s just a matter of routine cleaning and regular service visits by a qualified HVAC engineer.
How Do You Clean a Heat Recovery System?
There are a few straightforward cleaning jobs that will help ensure your MVHR continues to work as it should. You can do these yourself, but if you’re in any doubt at all, or suspect a system fault, be sure to contact a professional.
You should also be sure to read the user guide from the manufacturer before attempting any system maintenance.