When content creator Kate Van Den Bergh and her family first moved into their new home a year ago, they were thrilled by its charm and character. However, as the seasons changed, so did their perspective. Condensation on windows, musty odours and chilly rooms began to cast a shadow on their initial enthusiasm. That’s when they decided it was time to contact DVS:
What made you decide to upgrade your home’s DVS Ventilation System?
We purchased this home around a year ago and the DVS system in the house was 20 years old! We had been waking up to condensation in the master bedroom and kids’ rooms. The current system only had a vent in the lounge room and hallway so it wasn’t cutting it to tackle the problem spots. We decided it needed an upgrade after talking to the DVS consultant when they came over to service the system.
What made you decide to go with DVS instead of other ventilation companies?
We had a DVS representative come over to service our existing system and we really liked the service he provided. We learnt more about the company through his visit and we talked to him about the problem spots in our home. He knew what he was talking about and was passionate about the business. We loved that they are a New Zealand company and that they’ve been in business for more than 20 years. We trusted him and his advice.
How did the whole installation process go for you?
The installation was great! Very straightforward, quick, and we loved meeting the team. I really appreciated the extra time they took to walk us through how the system works and how to troubleshoot. Sometimes with these things it’s easy to just get left with a brochure and you have to fend for yourself. DVS was amazing! They made sure we knew how to use the control panel and change the filters before they left and they reiterated that they were just a phone call away if we had any issues. The system is very easy to use which is a big help.
Have you seen any changes around your home since you got the DVS upgrade?
We have noticed so many benefits and we are so happy we decided to install it. It’s been the best investment we’ve made to our home. The condensation on the windows has gone, the house used to smell musty and ‘old’ now it is noticeably fresher and it’s also nice to know the house gets fresh air circulating when we are away on holiday.
I think the biggest benefit has been how dry the house feels which definitely makes it easier to heat. This winter has felt considerably warmer than the previous one and I put that down to the DVS being so efficient.
Has it made your home feel comfier and cozier?
Yes! Our favorite feature of the system has got to be the Tempervents that we installed in the bedrooms. We have them set to turn on at 6.30pm before the kids go to bed and they turn off again at 7.30am. I think they make a big difference to how comfortable our home feels and it definitely helps that the kids go to bed in a room that has had the chill taken out of the air. I love that!
Any noticeable improvements in your health and well-being?
This winter has been an awful one for respiratory illnesses (in kids especially). Our 4-year-old son, Leo has asthma and allergies to dust mites so having peace of mind knowing that he is breathing in fresh and filtered air is a great feeling. When the windows were getting so much condensation, we felt so guilty that his health could be jeopardized. We knew we needed to do something about it asap.
What are a few standout features of the DVS system that you really love and find super handy?
The fact that it sits in the background doing its job quietly without us having to change the controls constantly is a huge benefit! It is smart enough to detect the changes in humidity to alter itself to suit any conditions and it’s super quiet, you don’t even know that it’s on!
If you’re seeking a ventilation system that truly understands and caters to your family’s needs, look no further than DVS – give us a call on 0800 387 387 to book a free no-obligation quote.
Building a new home can be an exciting experience, as you get to design and create a living space that fits your specific needs and preferences. However, one crucial aspect of building a new home that should not be overlooked is mechanical ventilation. While many people may assume that simply opening windows and doors is enough to provide adequate ventilation, this is not always the case. In this article, we will explore why a new home needs mechanical ventilation.
First and foremost, mechanical ventilation helps to improve indoor air quality. In today’s world, we spend a significant amount of time indoors, and the air we breathe can have a profound impact on our health and wellbeing. Mechanical ventilation systems can help to remove pollutants, allergens, and other harmful particles from the air, ensuring that you and your family are breathing in clean, healthy air.
Additionally, mechanical ventilation helps to regulate humidity levels in your home. High humidity can lead to issues such as mould growth, while low humidity can cause dry skin, irritated eyes, and other health issues. A mechanical ventilation system can help to regulate humidity levels, ensuring that your home remains comfortable and healthy for you and your family.
Furthermore, mechanical ventilation can help to reduce the buildup of odors and stale air in your home. Cooking, cleaning, and other daily activities can all contribute to the buildup of unpleasant smells, but a mechanical ventilation system can help to remove these odors and keep your home smelling fresh.
In summary, there are many reasons why a new home needs mechanical ventilation. From improving indoor air quality to regulating temperature and humidity levels, a mechanical ventilation system can help to create a comfortable and healthy living space for you and your family. If you are building a new home, be sure to consider the installation of a DVS ventilation system as an essential aspect of the construction process.
Watch our step-by-step guide to learn how to operate a Climate Controlled Positive Pressure System:
Hold the menu button down until the system times out.
To turn the system back on, hold the menu button down again.
Adjusting fan settings
Use the arrows to navigate to ‘Fan Settings’.
Press the up and down buttons to increase or decrease the fan speed. The factory settings are in the middle.
Press ‘OK’ to save settings.
Adjusting fan boost settings
Press and hold the up button to select fan boost settings.
Navigate to the ‘Heat Retention’ option.
To limit ventilation, increase heat retention. For heat retention, the factory setting for condensation control is off.
Press ‘OK’ to save.
Navigate to the ‘Heat Recovery’ option.
The factory settings for heat recovery are about halfway. Use the up and down arrows to increase or decrease.
Press ‘OK’ to save.
Setting target temperature
To increase the target temperature, use the up arrow. To decrease the target temperature, use the down arrow.
We usually set the target temperature to 22° for winter and 18° for summer.
Resetting filter warning
Once we’ve installed a new filter, we need to reset the filter warning.
Go to the ‘Menu.’
Select ‘Replace Filter’.
This system has optional extras, including Integrated Heat Transfer, Summer Ventilation, and Temper Vent Air Warmers. These can all be set up in a similar way. The instructions below are for Temper Vent Air Warmers.
Open the ‘Menu’.
Select ‘Air Warmer’, then ‘Mode’.
Press ‘OK’ to toggle the Air Warmer on or off.
All optional extras can be controlled by Time, Temperature, or both. Follow the prompts on screen to adjust the settings.
The spinning fan on the screen means that the system is delivering air. It is not uncommon on hot days for this to stop, this is normal.