Heat recovery system, or HRV (heat recovery ventilation), which we can abbreviate with the initials of its English name, is a set of devices generally preferred by corporate businesses to prevent heat loss and positioned in the attic, roof or boiler room.

This system, which we frequently encounter in buildings such as shopping malls and residences, not only evacuates the existing air and introduces fresh air from outside into the building, but also transfers the temperature of the hot air inside to the cold air taken from outside through filters during this evacuation process. Since the evacuated and newly taken air do not pass through the same pipes, clean and dirty air are prevented from mixing. The heat recovery device is connected to the air valves through channels positioned inside the building, preventing unnecessary wastage of heat.

How Do Heat Recovery Systems Work?

As the name suggests, these systems allow the heat of the hot air to be evacuated to be transferred to the fresh and cold air taken from the outside. You will not waste time and money reheating the already heated air. You will be surprised at how much money this system saves you, especially on cold winter days.

The heat recovery system has the advantage of capturing the heat not only of hot air but also of hot water and transferring it to cold water. The operating logic of heat recovery systems, which operate independently of normal heating systems, is not as complicated as it seems.

To explain with an example, let's think of a building and the rooms inside this building. Each room has an entrance that filters the air taken from outside and lets it in, and an outlet channel through which the dirty air will exit. After the heat recovery system is installed, both clean and dirty air passes through the pipes of this system. As the dirty air passes through the pipes, its temperature is captured and transferred to the clean air.

Clean and dirty air, which do not physically mix with each other in any way, but whose heat is transferred while passing through the pipes of the heat recovery system, thus exchange heat. Then, hot and clean air is distributed to the building, while dirty and cold air is eliminated by being released back into the atmosphere.

How Profitable is a Heat Recovery System?

As you know, warm air rises. Who wouldn't want to capture the heat lost as it rises and heat the fresh air taken from outside without paying an additional fee? Heat recovery systems and devices undertake exactly this task. Not only corporate businesses but also individual customers can install a heat recovery system in their detached houses.

The necessity of breathing clean air to protect against viruses and germs and to prevent diseases such as asthma is indisputable. The way to prevent heat loss while doing this, that is, while ventilating your home, is through heat recovery systems. On the contrary, if you do not ventilate the house and heat it too much, it is highly likely that you may experience various respiratory diseases.

Poor indoor air quality not only negatively affects your health. Moisture, mold, dust mites and bad odors without a specific source can surround your home. When you install a heat recovery system to combat these, all the stale and dirty air in the house will be thrown out; While this is being done, clean, filtered, fresh and warm air will fill your rooms. The best part is that while all this is happening, you can breathe clean air heated by the heat obtained from dirty air, instead of cold, icy air.

It is definitely a very logical and economical heating method to capture the heat that would be wasted and mix with the atmosphere and use it to increase the temperature of the fresh air. The fact that the system has a high efficiency rate of 95 percent makes it preferred by families and businesses.

To sum up, it is possible to make the air in your home completely clean with heat recovery systems and to capture the heat of the hot and dirty air that will be released into the atmosphere. Contrary to popular belief, as ERF Group, we produce heat recovery systems that are not very expensive and do not require a lot of labor to install.

After the survey carried out by our expert engineers and workers, we can offer you a price quote and help you save on heating costs for your homes and workplaces. Thanks to this system, which you can start using without the need for any additional fan installation or drilling, your homes and workplaces can be ventilated in a healthier, cleaner and quieter way.

Where is the Heat Recovery System Used?

A heat recovery system can be easily installed in detached houses instead of apartments. Apart from this, when we look at the places where heat recovery systems are used most, we see shopping malls, residences, schools, sports and movie theaters. In such areas, which have a large internal volume and are difficult to heat and cool, heat recovery systems must be used to achieve both energy saving and efficiency.

What are the Benefits of a Heat Recovery System?

As a result of the rapid development of technology, new heat recovery devices, especially those introduced to the market in recent years, manage to recycle as high as 95 percent of the heat in polluted air. This captured heat is given to the cold air taken in from outside and a great savings rate can be achieved in heating costs.

Preventing heat loss is not the only advantage of this system. Thanks to its advanced filtering feature, it makes your home airy and spacious at all times and provides superior protection against pollen and dust. While moist and hot air is expelled, fresh air is constantly circulated, thus preventing the formation of moisture and mold. You can easily rely on these systems to both warm up comfortably in winter and reduce your natural gas bill by 30 percent.

Thanks to the circulation of air, you can easily eliminate the smell of food and fill your lungs with clean air safely. If your building is newly built or already has exterior insulation, it is easy to save serious money on your bills.

The heat recovery system is also of vital importance for business and factory owners. Even if a staff member opens the window and lets all the hot air out, it can cause the heating bill to increase. To prevent such situations, prevent heat loss and ensure that your employees constantly breathe fresh air, you can choose heat recovery systems.

You can immediately contact ERF Group customer representatives to learn about these and many other benefits, ask your questions and get detailed information about heat recovery devices.

How to Maintain a Heat Recovery System?

Another issue frequently wondered by potential customers is the maintenance costs and labor of heat recovery systems. We have good news for you here: Maintaining these systems is much simpler than you think. All you have to do is change the filters twice a year and that's it. Since these filters filter dust and mites in the air taken from outside, it would be healthier to change them twice a year.

Apart from this, there is no maintenance you need to do. It is worth noting that the cost of the filters is also very low. If these filters are not changed in time, heat loss may occur and the filtering of outside pollen may not be fully achieved.