The Benefits of Commercial MVHR: Energy Efficiency and Cost Savings

As businesses continue to prioritise sustainability and cost-effectiveness, commercial mechanical ventilation heat recovery (MVHR) systems have emerged as a viable solution. With the ability to recover up to 95% of heat that would otherwise be lost, these systems offer a multitude of benefits to businesses, including improved energy efficiency and significant cost savings on heating and cooling expenses. By continuously exchanging stale indoor air with fresh outdoor air, MVHR systems promote a healthy and comfortable indoor environment while also reducing the need for excessive heating or cooling. In this article, we will explore the advantages of commercial MVHR systems and how they can help businesses of all sizes achieve their sustainability goals while saving money in the process.


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What is an industrial ventilation system?

Concerns for the safety, health and welfare of employees should be an utmost responsibility of an employer. A company that appeals to the best of workers saves money yearly through low turnover rates, high productivity and low sickness day records.

Hazards and accidents might claim the headlines, but workplace safety is more than the obvious physical obstacles, as unseen dangers can be much more harmful.

Air contaminants and dust fumes expose people to risk. Bringing in large amounts of fresh air with an industrial ventilation system is a strong defence against sickness. Industrial vent systems can also provide dust collection facilities for ease of disposal. An industrial ventilation system could be your best industrial-size vacuum cleaner.

In some cases, the design of ventilation systems is industry specific. For example, the ducting systems in commercial kitchens remove cooking fumes, steam, and excess heat for a more comfortable work environment. They often look like large stainless steel cooker hoods.

Providing the proper ventilation is key to safe and healthy workspaces. Well-designed industrial ventilation systems result in healthier employees and reduce the risk of workplace accidents. They provide people with fresh air to protect workers from heat stroke. Some industrial ventilation systems minimise fire and explosion risks and reduce exposure to airborne contaminants.

When planning for a system, eliminate the need to overhaul your processes with a careful choice of alternatives. Consider the potential source of contamination. A well-designed ventilation system removes contaminated air at sub-minute speeds if harmful chemicals are involved. How the air pollution control system works – from design to installation – is essential for efficiency.

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Carbon dioxide sensors cut energy costs of ventilation systems

Creativity and ingenuity often come from frustration and adversity.

When we recently tried to source carbon dioxide sensors for a project and found out how much they cost, we put our thinking caps on and designed our own!

The SDH Building Services’ bespoke carbon dioxide sensors allow us to monitor ventilation systems in all manner of domestic and commercial buildings.

So far, we are finding that these sensors are particularly useful for schools, training rooms, offices, and gyms.

The sensors allow ventilation systems to provide high quality air in the space in which they operate.

The sensors also mean that ventilation systems are used less and therefore the organisation or business saves on energy costs.

There is also no reliance on a building management system nor on any staff to remember to monitor the ventilation system.