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Tackling Fuel Poverty With Single Room Heat Recovery

By Ruth MacEachern

Product Manager

Aug 31, 2013

For many households who are struggling on a daily basis to meet ends meet, this winter could be a harsh one. Last month, British Gas confirmed that energy prices may rise in the last quarter of 2013, and with many people delaying switching on the heating until it is absolutely necessary – it’s not good news!

What’s more, many households living in fuel poverty often suffer with other issues including condensation and mould. If a home is not kept at a constant temperature warm air will migrate to the coldest areas, these areas are normally windows, walls (especially in corners) wardrobes, bathrooms and front doors.

Adding to this is the everyday routine of cooking, bathing, washing etc - which also increases the levels of humidity within the home, and with the prospect of high energy prices – how many people are likely to open a window when it’s cold to ventilate their property?

Condensation is a pain with the constant ‘mopping up’ of windows to prevent black mould from forming around the window frames. Plus, living with black mould can be a health risk, affecting your general well being with headaches, nausea and sickness!

EnviroVent have developed a new way to save energy and ventilate a home at the same time – without the requirement to open a window.  Ideal for kitchens and bathrooms, the heatSava is a through-the-wall single room heat recovery unit designed as an energy efficient alternative to traditional extractor fans.

The unit recovers up to 75% of heat that would normally be lost on extraction whilst providing continuous all year round good indoor air quality, eliminating condensation and mould. Due to its low watt DC motor technology and the high thermal efficiency of the heat exchange cell, the heatSava is incredibly energy efficient.

Compared to a traditional extract fan running on trickle, annual heat loss savings may be 622kWh. This could save £32 in energy bills with a 90% efficient heating system.