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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.
I have used HRV for a year now. My house in New Lynn was muggy hot in Summer, felt like a ice cove in Winter. After the 3-motor HRV put in, we found the 8-yr shoe smell vanished in our foyer. My uncle came back said it'd never been this fresh before. Major temp is between 17 and 21 degrees all year long. Auntie said HRV saved her housework coz she wouldn't need to wipe mould spores anymore. Our home stay students said this was the best house they ever boarded. We are now recommending everyone we know to put HRV in, even though their rental properties!
This is the second time we have an HRV system installed. The first time was in a old cottage with single windows. We had lots of condensation on windows and the average temperature in winter was 9 degrees Celsius at the end of the afternoon when we had the HRV representative visiting us. After we had it installed the technician told us it will take about a week to feel the difference. But it didn't take that long at all!!! We could feel and see its benefits the next day! No more wet windows, or cold house. The house instantly felt warmer. And with the tin roof we soon had a free heating system during sunny winter days. I kept saying to my husband "why did it take us soooo long to buy one ?". Soon after that summer the HRV dried the house so well that the doors would fall off their hinges !!!!!. This time we organised an HRV for our new brick double glazed windows house. We waited for winter to see if we would get condensation. And we did ! So HRV was ordered and a date set. I was very impressed again when the technicians arrived right on time to a very difficult address. We gave instructions to the representative when she came but sometimes communication between teams does not happen, therefore my concerns and worries. But this was not necessary!!!!! Technicians were very respectful of our house. It was pouring with rain outside and they brought everything in leaving their shoes each time at the entrance. Then I was impressed with the fact of NO DUST at all....and super quick.... All the job was done in 1 and 1/2 hours. Super efficient, super good service, super good product all around. I will do it again !!!!! Recommended to everyone I know.
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.