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Damp or Mouldy Home
Out with the mould. In with the new.
If you know your home has a dampness problem, you’re definitely not alone.
With a country as pure as ours there’s no excuse to be living in a damp or mouldy home. Chaning your home invironment can be as simple as improving the ventilation in your home.
The signs of dampness and poor ventilation can often be quite obvious. Condensation is a sign that a house isn’t properly ventilated. But in newer homes, which are built to be almost airtight under building regulations, signs of poor ventilation aren't always initially visible and may exist in the form of excessive moisture that can’t escape and hidden damp, which accumulates over time.
When damp and mould are allowed to grow, they may be a trigger for asthma attacks, cause flu, fatigue and even more severe respiratory illnesses.
How it works
- Just like your existing HRV core ventilation system, the Next Generation acts as the lungs of a home replacing the stale indoor air with fresh filtered air.
- It takes drier and often warmer air from the roof space and filters it before distributing it evenly throughout your home.
- The incoming air is purified through our world-leading nano-fibre filtration technology before it enters your home.
- By creating positive pressure, the stale indoor air is flushed out and replaced with drier, filtered air continually up to two to four times per hour. This drier invironment makes heating and cooling your home more energy efficient.
- You have complete control over the process with our intelligent touchscreen keypad.
More Ventilation Information
Learn more about how HRV Ventilation can help solve prolonged moisture and condensation issues in your home.
Sick of dealing with cooking smells, pet odours and other odours? Find out how you can replace all of that with clean, fresh air with HRV.
According to the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ, one in nine adults and one in seven Kiwi kids have asthma in New Zealand* While 40% of New Zealanders suffer from allergies. Allergies and the rate of environmental allergies, including hay fever, eczema, and dustmites, has doubled in 15 years. Most of the research points to the state of our damp, cold home environments here in NZ and the air we’re subsequently breathing in.
*Annual Update of Key Results 2015/16: New Zealand Health Survey. (2016). Ministry of Health
Create a more comfortable home all year round. Take a look a some specific issues faced by kiwi homes below or view our full ventilation product range:
Featured Testimonial: Bessem family
After another miserable cold winter the Bessam family said enough was enough and decided to install an HRV ventilation system. As a busy family on the go, they now come home to a warmer home. The kids can breathe easy as the triggers for asthma have reduced making them happier and more energetic.
We recently moved to the Waikato region and after having had HRV installed in our homes in Taranaki and the Bay of Plenty with great success, especially in relation to the removal of condensation, it was a must for us to do the same here. Steve Muhlmann and Johnny( ? surname) did a great and professional job with the installation. We appreciate the advice given about installing an outlet in the garage and are already noticing the benefit there. We highly recommend this system and appreciate the great service support system.
I bought a 1950's-built house and the first winter there was pretty tragic. There was no roof insulation, wall insulation of floor insulation, only open fireplaces in poor condition and it was cold. When it rained or was cold the condensation was in every room, on windows, walls, everywhere. Our first step was to get the roof insulated and that made a difference. The wooden floors were carpeted and an inbuilt fire put in. An HRV salesman contacted us and we decided to let him visit. His promises convinced us to give a ventilation system a go and so we got the whole house ventilated. He wasn't wrong! No mould problems! Less cleaning is needed! No musty smell! No condensation! Excellent! And the follow-up service programme is great!
I had my HRV 2 months ago and now with cooler weather, including frosts, upon us, I can definitely see the positives of HRV. Prior to having HRV, I would have spent 10-15mins every morning sucking up condensation off all the windows in my home (bedrooms, living, lounge,bathroom). Also the condensation was that bad, that in one bedroom the curtains were mouldy and also the carpet around the windows. I had to replace all this. I did my research on various forms of ventilation and double glazing of the windows, and the product that ticked all my boxes was the HRV. My house feels so much warmer and dryer, and have not had to use my heat pump as much. Am so satisfied with my purchase and know that it is improved the value of my home.