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.

Metro Magazine NZ - - Advertising Feature -

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.

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