FAQ - Vector Heat Recovery Ventilation


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A common misconception is that air conditioners and HRV perform the same function however this is untrue. HRV provides advanced ventilation in all climates while air conditioning is unable to generate efficient ventilation. An air conditioner is your jacket or winter coat while an HRV System is your mechanical lungs. Air conditioning can still be used in conjunction with HRV however the need can be reduced at the hands of very clever ventilation.

Founded upon strong ethical values, Vector HRV is entirely solutions focused. Meaning we will only recommend one of our HRV Systems if we truly believe it is the right product for your needs and desires.

At Vector HRV, we are incredibly passionate about what we do as adequate ventilation for human health and comfort is currently not required in Australian buildings under the National Construction Code. However, in Europe and around the world this is one of their highest priorities. By choosing Vector HRV, YOU are making your health and comfort your priority.

Vector HRV Systems are the best HRV product on the market due to it being the:

  • Most competitive price
  • Most advanced technology compared to competitors
  • Robust product of the highest quality
  • Quietest running ventilation system on the market
  • Most energy efficient HRV available
  • Fast and efficient install process making it very installer friendly
  • Company founded on more than 20 years’ experience in the ventilation industry
  • Vector team possesses strong knowledge of HRV technology and Passive House Standards

Heat Recovery Ventilation is advanced technology creating superior indoor comfort and radical energy efficiency while giving you control over ventilation and indoor air quality. It means filtering the supplied air and exhausting the foul air leaving you with constant supply of fresh clean air at a comfortable temperature.

Upgrading your home to feature HRV will see you reap a number of health, comfort and energy saving benefits:

  • Enjoy constant circulation of fresh, clean air on both cold days and hot, humid days without opening a window.
  • Healthier indoor environment with less moisture reducing fungus growth.
  • Beneficial to allergy sufferers and irritation of respiratory organs.
  • Improved quality of sleep as HRV circulates fresher, cleaner air which results in better, cleaner sleep.
  • Lower CO2 levels in your home.
  • Energy savings = energy bill savings. HRV creates less demand for additional heating/cooling such as air conditioning or a heater.
  • Enjoy adequate ventilation and premium comfort even when you need close windows for security or to shut out noise pollution including airport pollution.

Read an in-depth overview of HRV benefits here.

It isn’t recommended. Vector HRV has a team of skilled, knowledgeable licenced dealers across Australia who quote, design and install our entire range of HRV systems.

No, an HRV System can also be used for existing homes if you are wanting to improve the quality and cleanliness of your indoor home environment.

No, an HRV System can offer health and energy saving benefits to any home, however the more air tight your home is the better the indoor environment will be meaning the more energy savings you will enjoy.

The average central ducted HRV system starts at approximately from $7,500 installed (small home 110 to 130sqm) and can range up to $19,000 installed (2x HRV units for a large home 290sqm to 350sqm). Price can vary from state to state and installer.

  • Condensationis one of those things that we all notice at times but don’t actually realise can lead to a build up of unwanted, unnecessary moisture which is a scary breeding ground for toxic mould. Attempting to control and remove those little water droplets (condensation) on surfaces, windows and glass using natural ventilation like opening a window is ineffective. Mechanical HRV however is the leading solution to preventing and eliminating this type of harmful mould-causing internal moisture.
  • Dust Mitestiny 8-legged creatures who thrive off taking refuge and breeding in our carpets and bedding. The thought of these guys sleeping with us in our beds is disturbing enough, however dust mites also aggravate systems of asthma and allergy sufferers. They require two things to survive and breed – microscopic scales of skin shed by humans and pets and a continuous supply of moisture-rich, humid air. While your home will never be completely free from the dust mites, reducing the population can only be achieved through reducing humidity by providing effective ventilation.
  • Mould Microscopic mould spores easily become airborne and are then inhaled by us. They are linked to triggering asthma, allergies and hay fever. There are three ingredients to spark a mould outbreak – water, a fungal spore and organic material such as carpet, wallpaper, wood. The main source of water to encourage mould comes from the air, so again eliminating mould colonies requires reducing indoor humidity.
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) – It is crazy to learn that up to 900 chemicals can be found in indoor air. VOCs are airborne contaminants found within household cleaning products, in aerosols, in new furniture and finishings and within the fabric of the building such as treatments, solvents and adhesives. They cause a myriad of systems including tiredness, headaches, allergic reactions and respiratory issues.