A home advantage
A lick of paint, a little landscaping... if you’re looking for ways to add extra appeal to your home, think HRV. HRV ventilation and heating can create a comfortable home for your family — or the family you’re selling to.
Turn on the TV any night of the week and you’re almost certain to find yourself looking at a home improvement show of some description. New Zealand is clearly a nation of home enthusiasts — and that’s putting it mildly. Home improvement takes on many forms — painting, extending, landscaping — but with damp homes increasingly on our radar, home ventilation is becoming a must-have.
It’s no secret that New Zealand households experience a number of moisture problems and that these can can create cold and uncomfortable living environments. A house condition study conducted by the Building Research Association of New Zealand found that mould was visible in nearly half of all houses surveyed*.
HRV ventilation is a proven and effective way to reduce excess moisture. And, when partnered with an HRV heating solution, the result is a warmer, drier and far more enjoyable home for you and your family.
AN INVESTMENT IN AIR QUALITY
Excess dampness and moisture in homes are attributed to poor health according to Energywise^. Damp homes are a major breeding ground for mould and mildew, which can be a serious structural issue as well as health issue — even when it’s not visible.
Ventilation draws in fresh air and pushes out the moist, stale air.
When paired with a heating system, it creates warmer, drier conditions that are far more favourable for avoiding mould growth.
It’s also good to know HRV ventilation systems filter incoming air, which can help reduce airborne particles.
ADD TO YOUR HOME’S APPEAL
Buying, selling or staying put, ventilation and heating systems could be a worthwhile addition to your home. Realestate agents are starting to list HRV ventilation and heat pumps as chattels in their ads. So not only will you get the benefits of a healthier, warmer, drier home, you could also add a little extra appeal when it comes to putting your house on the market.
On top of that, a drier indoor environment can help minimise home maintenance. Paintwork is less likely to bubble and flake, wooden window frames are less likely to warp. It also helps avoid mould issues, which can be costly to remedy, particularly if it gets into wall cavities.
A MORE EFFICIENT WAY TO HEAT
Colder homes and their contents could take more energy or longer to heat. Damp air is also harder to heat. Removing excess moisture through
HRV ventilation means your heat pump won’t have to work as hard to heat your home. This could lead to greater heating and cost efficiencies.
THE RIGHT SOLUTION FOR YOUR HOME
HRV can tailor ventilation and heating solutions for a wide range of homes, so get in touch to find out what will work best for your place — whether you have an existing system or are planning a new installation. A great place to start is HRV’s
Home Solutions Generator at HRV.co.nz Or call 0800 HRV 123.
Paintwork is less likely to bubble and flake, wooden window frames are less likely to warp. It also helps to avoid mould issues.