I spoke to Curtis Dobbie of Heathaire this week about his exciting new heat exchanger product that is not even on his website yet.
Curtis was one of the pioneers of the ‘DVS’ system and you can see on the website what new innovations his company has come up with over the years.
The new product is an automatic heat exchanger that returns heat from the stale humid air in the house or the solar heated hot air in the roof space. This means that his more efficient (I am taking his word for this) heat exchanger can return more heat to a home than some other systems. Unlike other systems it has 16 fan settings so that the air in a house is being constantly changed, but at different rates depending on inside and roof space temperatures, humidity, etc. There is no heaters inside this system, but it can use the heat from a log fire to warm the whole house. As it has no heating element the costs of running it are very low.
As with most other systems the added benefits beside warmth are drier air, which is cheaper to heat up, no more wet windows, reduced presence of mould and an overall healthier and laster longing home.
Though the main office is in Auckland they do have a presence in Christchurch.