The Benefits of Commercial Heat Recovery Systems

As a business owner, you probably know about the importance of identifying ways to decrease your monthly expenses, without impacting customer experience or employee satisfaction.

Every solution translates to more capital that you can put towards meaningful growth. A fitting example is the heat recovery ventilator (HRV) system.

The premise of an HRV is simple – it uses one pipe to extract damp, stale air from inside your building and a core unit to recover any heat from the air before expelling it.

It then uses a separate pipe to draw in fresh, filtered air from outside. At the same time, the previously extracted heat is added to the filtered air and brought indoors. 

Two fans are used (one for each pipe) to continuously repeat the process while using minimal amounts of energy. So, HRV systems are pretty efficient. But are they a worthwhile investment? Most likely.

To find out why let’s take a look at the benefits of commercial heat recovery systems.

A Healthier Workplace

Every year, the number of Brits who suffer from airborne allergies increases by five percent, with a current estimate of around 21 million people. Coupled with the growing prevalence of harmful chemicals and toxins in countless everyday products, airborne contaminants pose a serious risk to homeowners and businesses alike.

An HRV system works to replace the old air in your building with outdoor air, which contains between two and five times fewer contaminants.

This contributes to a healthier and more comfortable environment for both you and your employees. Business owners with HRV systems in their buildings can expect fewer sick days and more productive staff.

Easily Accessible

Thanks to companies such as BPC Ventilation, you barely need to lift a finger to install an HRV system in your building. Heat recovery units can be ordered online and express-delivered right to your doorstep.

You can also organize professional installation, allowing you to focus on other daily duties while your new HRV is installed.

Reduced Environmental Impact

Most consumers, especially younger generations, prefer to support businesses that are environmentally conscious, as do your employees.

The more your business cares, the more your stakeholders will care about your business. An HRV system can serve as a valuable component of your environmental impact reduction strategy.

Why? Because in addition to cleaning up the air in your workplace, HRVs are incredibly energy efficient.

One case study conducted by Calibrate detailed an office block in Hamilton that switched to a commercial HRV system, taking their running costs from £115,000 all the way down to £18,500. This brings us to the next point.

Cost Savings

Naturally, investing in an HRV system will pay itself off in the long run. Not only does it use less energy, but it also negates the need to use other devices.

For instance, if you use an electric heating system in winter, replacing it with an HRV system will eliminate the need to use a humidifier to compensate for lost moisture.


The benefits of an HRV system are clear and simple. Be sure to give it some consideration – it might just end up being one of your best investments.