Heat Recovery Systems
Heat recovery systems are becoming increasingly utilised in the commercial, industrial and retail building sectors and our vision is that at some stage in the future, as the leisure market becomes increasingly focussed upon energy running costs, a heat recovery system will satisfy those requirements.
A heat-recovery system is similar to a balanced ventilation system, except it uses the heat in the outgoing stale air to warm up the incoming fresh air. A typical unit features two fans—one to take out the stale air and the other to bring in the fresh air. What makes a heat recovery system unique is the heat-exchange core. The core transfers heat from the outgoing stream to the incoming stream in the same way that the radiator in a car transfers heat from the engine’s coolant to the outside air. It’s composed of a series of narrow alternating passages through which incoming and outgoing airstreams flow. As the streams move through, heat is transferred from the warm side of each passage to the cold, while the airstreams never mix.
We already produce heat recovery systems on the Nuneaton site and we are very mindful of the potential market for smaller systems that would be suitable for use in caravan holiday homes.
As the situation regarding the ongoing requirements for fixed ventilation becomes clearer, we shall draw upon the expertise available to us since our move to the Nuneaton site and turn our attention towards the development of heat recovery systems, specifically for the leisure market.