Ep48 – Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery

David McHugh of ProAir chats through your ventilation options and answers commonly asked questions about mechanical ventilation with heat recovery, including:

  • Why you need ventilation
  • What are the requirements
  • Why you need to sort out which ventilation system you choose early on in the building/renovating process
  • What are the different types of mechanical ventilation systems available in Ireland, with pros/cons
  • What are the performance criteria for mechanical ventilation with heat recovery? What do self-builders need to check for when buying?
  • Difference between teed and manifold systems
  • What is the process of getting a system installed? From design to commissioning. What do self-builders need to look out for?
  • Maintenance tips and advice


Written by Astrid Madsen

Astrid Madsen is the editor of the SelfBuild magazine. She previously held the same role in an Irish trade publication, before that she worked at the National Standards Authority of Ireland. She graduated with a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University in New York and holds an MBA from the Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles in Madrid. France of origin, she now lives in Portarlington, County Laois, where she's taken on the task of renovating a listed building! Email astrid.madsen@selfbuild.ie

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