Five things you ought to know about… energy consumption in the home

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  1. Item 5. Mechanical Ventilation with Heat recovery (Unit Noise Levels). I’m sure the vast majority of Design Build contractors and Designers know this; these units should be located away from living or work areas, such as, in an attached garage or basement. The reason being that the moment someone uses the bathroom and switches on the extract fan or the outside temperature is below that of the interior (the MVHR goes into exchange mode, heating the fresh outside air to room temperature by heat recovery) which is most of the Autumn, Winter and Spring – the MVHR goes from a audible hum to a deafening roar – result: a need to turn to the volume on the TV, consequently waking others up who are sleeping! They do save you money though!

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