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MHRV Units: Options?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,736 ✭✭✭✭galwaytt


    Not sure why you think that is easier? There are less meters of ductwork the other way so you only have the clean the central direct run and then come up from the exit/entry in each room, rather than having to clean back to source with a manifold.

    Exactly. 5 times the pipework, in small size, does not make for easier anything.

    See pics of a manifold system at first fix attached.........

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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,499 ✭✭✭runawaybishop


    he was going to spec the zehnder 550 comfoair for our house. from looking at the zehnder website, the 350 should do it.

    Your house is about 270 meters squared and i am assuming 2.4 meters height per floor, so you are looking at ~650 meters cubed. You need to shift 1/3rd of this volume per hour to meet standards so thats 216 meters cubed. That 350 unit can shift 218 CFM, or roughly 6 meters a minute - as you need only 3.6 (216/60) the 350 model looks like it has plenty of head room - you want to make sure it doesn't have to run at capacity as that costs more and is noisier.

    The unit i used is this one as when i did my research it had the best performance/features for the money - just so you have a reference for the cost/performance.

    Did they show you any calcs as to why you'd need the 550 model? It looks like it is overspecced but would definitely be able to run away at minimum settings and therefore be very quiet and cheap to run.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,013 ✭✭✭Curious Geroge


    Your house is about 270 meters squared and i am assuming 2.4 meters height per floor, so you are looking at ~650 meters cubed. You need to shift 1/3rd of this volume per hour to meet standards so thats 216 meters cubed. That 350 unit can shift 218 CFM, or roughly 6 meters a minute - as you need only 3.6 (216/60) the 350 model looks like it has plenty of head room - you want to make sure it doesn't have to run at capacity as that costs more and is noisier.

    The unit i used is this one as when i did my research it had the best performance/features for the money - just so you have a reference for the cost/performance.

    Did they show you any calcs as to why you'd need the 550 model? It looks like it is overspecced but would definitely be able to run away at minimum settings and therefore be very quiet and cheap to run.

    Breakdown looks odd, 350 unit is spec'ed for ~290m3/h which is 4.8 per min which is still good enough but are these correct. The 290 comes from wolfgang cert but website would say that the unit is good for 400m3/h. (I'm only learning this stuff myself)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,814 ✭✭✭MicktheMan


    Not sure why you think that is easier? There are less meters of ductwork the other way so you only have the clean the central direct run and then come up from the exit/entry in each room, rather than having to clean back to source with a manifold.

    Well, some of the "installations" I have seen which have a main central duct run (150 to 100 to 150mm in order to get past opstacles/ mixture of solid / flexible), branches to plenums, and then more branches to rooms (all built in and inaccessible of course) cannot be properly cleaned without major disruption. At least with the manifold and individual runs to each room, each run can be swept with a type of brush / rod system and you are sure that the entire duct has been cleaned.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,499 ✭✭✭runawaybishop


    Breakdown looks odd, 350 unit is spec'ed for ~290m3/h which is 4.8 per min which is still good enough but are these correct. The 290 comes from wolfgang cert but website would say that the unit is good for 400m3/h. (I'm only learning this stuff myself)

    Docs always state higher than the reality, with runs that aren't straight etc


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,499 ✭✭✭runawaybishop


    MicktheMan wrote: »
    Well, some of the "installations" I have seen which have a main central duct run (150 to 100 to 150mm in order to get past opstacles/ mixture of solid / flexible), branches to plenums, and then more branches to rooms (all built in and inaccessible of course) cannot be properly cleaned without major disruption. At least with the manifold and individual runs to each room, each run can be swept with a type of brush / rod system and you are sure that the entire duct has been cleaned.

    Thats true, it would very much depends on the ducting run itself - you are supposed to avoid right angles but i wouldn't put any money down that there aren't a good few installations that are less than proper :)

    Not sure if you'd manage to rod all those runs though as you cant break up the length - at least with a central run you can clean that and then work back from the inlet/outlets.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12 romeonovember


    well I better get them to do the proper calculations before I proceed any further. I have spoken to a-snip- installer in Ireland and he is telling me that the ROI distributer is ripping off the price for the unit and accessories, and from speaking to the UK suppliers on their prices this would seem to be true.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,736 ✭✭✭✭galwaytt


    MicktheMan wrote: »
    Well, some of the "installations" I have seen which have a main central duct run (150 to 100 to 150mm in order to get past opstacles/ mixture of solid / flexible), branches to plenums, and then more branches to rooms (all built in and inaccessible of course) cannot be properly cleaned without major disruption. At least with the manifold and individual runs to each room, each run can be swept with a type of brush / rod system and you are sure that the entire duct has been cleaned.

    ...I would really like to see anyone rod/brush that 75mm corrugated pipe I've come across...........I can't see it happening without damage tbh.

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