The Ecocent Air MVHR has an integrated heat pump that functions just like a refrigerator but in reverse. Whilst a fridge extracts heat from food, the heat pump extracts heating energy from warm exhaust air to heat incoming fresh air. If, however, the air needs cooling the coolant circuit is reversed. The heat pump only consumes a few hundred watts of electricity but enhances the heat recovered significantly. If you put 400-460W into the heat pump ventilation unit, then you can expect to get as much as 3-3.5kW of heat energy output.
The Ecocent Air MVHR is easy to install; as the heat pump is integral there’s no refrigerant line to install and no planning permission to obtain. It utilises android software and also has built-in CO2 and humidity sensors that adjust it’s performance accordingly.
MVHR - Mechanical ventilation heat recovery with integrated heat pump for heating and cooling. Heat Recovery Ventilation is the solution to the ventilation needs of energy efficient buildings. Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR), heat recovery ventilation (HRV) or Comfort Ventilation are all pretty much the same thing.