Our team is highly reliable and professional, you can count on us for the best advice and customer care.
Mechanical ventilation and heat recovery
Mechanical ventilation and heat recovery (MVHR) systems are increasingly popular to:
- Provide a constant, regulated flow of filtered fresh air into all rooms in the home at a comfortable temperature
- Manage humidity in homes to minimise the risk of condensation and mould formation
We supply and install Zehnder centralised mechanical ventilation and heat recovery systems to new homes under construction or during major renovations. Our service includes full installation of the heat exchanger and ductwork as well as careful system commissioning to ensure your system works flawlessly.
For minor retrofit applications we can also supply and install decentralised units; these can make sense where the homeowner is looking to improve indoor air quality without undertaking major renovations.
Heating and cooling
The cost of heating and cooling a home can often contribute gastronomically to energy bills. On average, Victorian households can spend up to $800 a year, or a third of their energy bill, on heating.
We work exclusively with high performance electric heat pump heating and cooling systems. Also known as reverse cycle air conditioners or split systems, the most efficient units on the market can reduce heating needs by over 75%. Small split system heat pumps are a perfect addition to any high-performance home and can save thousands in operating costs, especially when combined with solar power.
We can also advise on the replacement of gas ducted heating with far more efficient electric heat pumps.
Hot water systems
Hot water heating in Victorian homes uses around 15% of energy in Victorian homes and is the second largest energy user after heating and cooling our homes.
We supply and install premium electric heat pump hot water units that can reduce water heating energy consumption by over 80%. The best hot water heat pumps on the market are extraordinarily efficient, breathtakingly quiet, and very reliable. Upgrading from any electric or gas hot water unit is one of the easiest things homeowners can do to reduce their energy costs.
We ensure our heat pumps operate optimally by ensuring all pipework is carefully insulated and the heat pumps located to perform at their optimum. We also help homeowners program the controllers to best match their water usage patterns and to best utilise their solar power (if any).
Heat pump hot water is a fantastic complement to solar power – by programming the heat pump to heat the storage tank during the middle of the day you have a highly leveraged, efficient thermal battery. Combining the two systems can result in maximum energy cost savings.
Blower door testing
The blower door draws in outside air through leakage points, determining the areas you need to address in order to achieve the best airtightness result possible for your home.
Even if you have decided to not have your home certified Passivhaus, you might still want to have it checked for air leakages/draughts. We are Air Tightness Testing and Measurement Association (ATTMA) certified and have the latest technology to be able to do this for you.