Once you have decided to future proof your dream home and make it as low energy as possible, part of your strategy will be to install a Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV) system to complement your draught proofing and insulation efforts.
The design of the the system is very important. The overall objective is to deliver the right amounts of fresh air to the right areas, at the right temperature in the most cost effective manner and at the same time remove all stale air after use. When installed and commissioned the system must be quiet, unobtrusive and improve the comfort level of the house. Among the design considerations the following have to be addressed – house size(volume), number of occupants, duct type, duct layout, air speed and pressure in ducts, air volumes for each room, unit type, unit location, supply and extract air points, air terminal locations and the prevention of noise transfer between rooms. ProAir is very experienced in this regard. See here for more detail re design guidelines.
If you are finding it problematic to incorporate a fully integrated Heat Recovery Ventilation System into your design you may wish to avail of our design service. Simply e-mail us the full drawings and we will design and draw in the full Heat Recovery Ventilation layout, including duct sizes, routes and suggestions. See here for some layouts.