Reduce your energy bills with mixed mode ventilation
With ever-increasing energy costs and concerns for the environment, it’s time to rethink the way we ventilate buildings. Mixed mode ventilation is a relatively new concept that is increasing in popularity and proving to be an efficient and cost-effective way to maintain ventilation and indoor temperatures.
Mixed mode ventilation is a system used to maintain indoor air quality and internal thermal temperatures using both natural and mechanical ventilation systems.
Natural ventilation – refers to natural forces, such as wind and thermal buoyancy, used to ventilate and cool buildings.
Mechanical ventilation – refers to mechanical systems using fans used to supply and exhaust air from a room.
Mixed mode ventilation utilises both of these systems, with a preference for natural ventilation in order to keep down costs and reduce carbon footprint. Mechanical ventilation systems come into play when natural ventilation is less effective at delivering the fresh air, such as when there is not enough wind.
Mixed mode ventilation is normally operated manually or automatically, depending on your needs and preferences. The systems utilise sensors that identify when the natural ventilation system is less effective at cooling, heating or ventilating the spaces and will then switch to the mechanical solution. When natural forces pick back up, the system will switch back to the natural ventilation.
Generally, mixed mode ventilation is suitable for a wide range of buildings such as:
Schools and universities
If you would like to find out whether you can reap the benefits of mixed mode ventilation, get in touch today. We will work closely with you to create a system that best suits your needs and your building.
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