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What Is Heat Recovery?

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Heat recovery in HVAC involves capturing and repurposing waste heat generated during heating or cooling processes. This recovered heat is used to preheat or precool incoming air or water, reducing the energy needed for temperature conditioning and enhancing energy efficiency.

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How does heat recovery work in HVAC systems?

Heat recovery is achieved through devices like heat exchangers, which transfer heat from exhaust air (or other waste sources) to supply air before it enters the building. This process minimizes the loss of thermal energy and optimizes heating or cooling operations.

What are the benefits of heat recovery?

Heat recovery offers several advantages, including energy savings, reduced operational costs, improved indoor air quality, and enhanced environmental sustainability by minimizing waste and conserving resources.

Can heat recovery be applied to both heating and cooling systems?

Yes, heat recovery can be applied to both heating and cooling systems. In cooling seasons, heat recovery can be used to precool incoming air, while in heating seasons, it can preheat incoming air, water, or other fluids.

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