Simple Steps for Heat Recovery Systems
Any home or industry that uses heat either for production of produce or just for the warming of buildings is losing 80% – 90% of the heat they generate due to it being exhausted through the ventilation system. This of course means that they are using far more energy than is actually needed and all that energy costs money and is often one of the largest costs for any industry or home. There is however a way to reduce that wastage and by doing so, save money on energy bills.
It could be referred to as heat recycling but what it is actually is a heat recovery system which can be added to any existing ventilation system to reduce energy costs by as much as 20%. A heat recovery system will use the exhausting hot air and by way of a heat exchange unit, use that heat to heat new air or other things like boilers. By doing this the system also reduces greenhouse gases exhausting into the atmosphere and that today is a big bonus.
It is the common thinking today that the releasing of greenhouse gases such as the gases released from fossil fuels whilst generating heat are responsible for global warming. As to whether or not this is true is still up for debate but most governments are taking the precaution of legislating for fewer fossil fuel emissions. This means that if you use fossil fuels you will have to find a way to either use less or reduce emissions and in many instances that can mean replacing a whole heating or ventilation system which can be very costly. A cheaper option therefore is to just add to the existing system a heat recovery unit which means less new energy for heating needs to be produced and therefore fewer emissions as a result.
The compatibility of heat recovery systems is very diverse with major suppliers such Exodraft being able to provide a system which will be compatible to any ventilation system you may currently have. These systems have been designed to be used with existing, older systems and so take up very little additional space as their design allows the main elements to be concealed in voids in the ceiling or in existing cupboards. This of course also reduces disruption during the installation process.
There is of course an initial cost involved in the purchasing and installation of the heat recovery system but in most instances, those costs are expected to be recouped within 2 years by the reduction in energy costs experienced. In this modern age where everyone is “going green”, it is difficult to make savings anywhere and most people think that savings on heat production would be impossible, at least until solar energy or other renewable energies pass through their infancy and become cheaper. The heat recovery system though shows how wrong they can be as savings can be experienced today and those savings are created by going greener than previously.
Of course, eventually renewable energy will replace fossil fuels for most purposes but even though a lot of expenditure and expertise is being spent on making renewable energy financially viable for everyone, it is still going to be many years before that becomes a reality and it certainly will not be a reality in the 2 years it will take to recoup the costs of a heat recovery system. This means that regardless of what advances are made in energy technology, the best way of making financial savings and helping to save the environment, is to recycle the heat you have already paid to generate.