What puts people off about MVHR systems? Cleaning ducts, airborne viruses and maintenance explained

In my role as the lead MVHR technician at a Passivhaus / low energy design building consultancy we have received lots of questions and queries about MVHR systems. I’ve collected together my responses to some of the most pressing concerns… Continue reading

Difference between a branch and radial MVHR duct system – and which is better?

Manifolds for a radial semi-rigid ductwork system mounted on concrete floor

When you have decided to specify a Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) system for your home, it can quickly become confusing which type of ducting to use. There are two main types of MVHR ducting to choose from, explained… Continue reading

How airtightness testing differs between Building Regs and Passive House – and why it matters so much

Using a smoke pen to detect leaks during airtightness testing

Building Regulations Part F wants to know how much air (in m3hr) passes through each metre square area of the fabric (m2). This is the Air Permeability (AP or m3.hr/m2) figure of the building. To get the AP figure, one… Continue reading