DUCO: 5 advantages of Mechanical Extraction Ventilation in renovations

Increasingly, people are renovating with great attention to insulation and airtightness. But without including adequate ventilation in renovation plans, indoor air quality will leave much to be desired – especially in winter when windows and doors are almost hermetically sealed. So ventilation is better included in the renovation plan.

Choosing between an MEV or MVHR system will mainly depend on the space available. Generally, in renovation projects, we see that natural Mechanical Extraction Ventilation (MEV) is more often selected. We explain why below.

Compact device for seamless installation (even in very small spaces)
MEV systems have a compact design that allows installation in even the smallest spaces – even in houses with suspended ceilings and small flats or tiny houses. The living space is thus minimally disrupted during the renovation process.
MEV systems integrate seamlessly into the home’s infrastructure. This results in efficient ventilation without compromising aesthetics or use of space.
Benefit to residents: Compact MEV units effectively remove polluted air and moisture, reducing the risk of mould growth and allergen accumulation. This promotes a healthier indoor atmosphere, which is crucial for residents, especially those with respiratory conditions or allergies.

Efficient natural supply mechanism
MEV systems only need ducts for mechanical extraction, so no additional ducts are needed for fresh air supply. This approach simplifies installation and minimises construction complexity. This makes MEV units an attractive choice for renovation projects looking for efficiency without sacrificing performance.
Benefit to residents: By efficiently removing pollutants, MEV ensures a constant supply of fresh, clean air. This is essential for maintaining optimum indoor air quality. This natural supply mechanism reduces the infiltration of pollutants from outside and mitigates potential health risks associated with poor ventilation.

Easy to maintain
MEV units are designed with ease of use in mind. With a front cover that allows easy access to internal components, such as valves, for maintenance. This accessibility translates into minimal downtime and lower service costs over the lifetime of the system. This results in long-term peace of mind for homeowners and building users.
Benefit to residents: Regular maintenance ensures optimal performance and long life of a ventilation system. It also prevents the accumulation of pollutants and allergens that can compromise indoor air quality. Easy access for maintenance facilitates timely intervention, minimising the risk of system failures or inefficiencies that could negatively affect health.

Quick installation with minimum disruption
Renovation projects often need to be carried out quickly to minimise inconvenience to residents. MEV units excel in this respect, with quick and trouble-free installation processes allowing residents to remain in their homes during the works. This accelerated installation time reduces inconvenience and ensures uninterrupted comfort during the renovation phase.
Benefit to residents: Rapid installation reduces long-term exposure to construction-related pollutants and allergens. It also promotes a pleasant indoor climate. By minimising disruptions, MEV units contribute to the overall wellbeing and comfort of residents during the renovation process.

Improved energy efficiency and cost savings
Although MEV units mainly focus on mechanical extraction, their efficient operation translates into significant energy savings compared to some other ventilation systems. By removing stale air and moisture, they offer a cost-effective ventilation solution for renovation projects looking to optimise energy efficiency without compromising performance.
Benefit to residents: Lower energy consumption not only reduces energy costs, but also minimises the carbon footprint of ventilation systems. Moreover, MEV units ensure consistent indoor air quality without compromising on energy efficiency or comfort.

In summary, Mechanical Extraction Ventilation is a convincing choice for renovation projects. After all, it offers a host of benefits towards health, convenience and efficiency for users. At the same time, we also recognise the benefits of Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) in specific contexts. In this way we offer you a comprehensive insight into DUCO’s ventilation solutions so you can make informed decisions based on your unique renovation requirements.

To find out more visit www.duco.eu/en/products/mechanical-ventilation or visit stand 5C10 at InstallerSHOW.
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