The hot weather started early last spring, with a summer heatwave in early October followed by several days over 40C in early December.
Most householders were unprepared, but our ever changing weather patterns mean it’s never too early to think about coping with heat.
One relatively new option finding favour in the marketplace is the Odyssey Intelligent Hybrid Ventilation System.
Providing fresh air automatically or on demand, Odyssey cools your home in the hot summer months, reduces mould, odours and condensation, and draws in warmer outside air in the cooler months.
Energy Rating Systems is a specialist stockist of this excellent system.
Odyssey manages your household temperature using about the same amount of energy as a single halogen light. This means an annual cost of less than $30.
Designed and built in Australia after eight years of development, it was awarded the AIRAH Excellence in Sustainability Award in 2013. It also won a Good Design Award at the 2013 Australian International Design Awards.
The principle of natural ventilation has been proved overseas. It is used extensively in the Middle East to ventilate factories, warehouses, transportation depots and military facilities. Trials in the harsh environment of the region have shown reduction in building temperatures by up to 5ºC at 34ºC+.
The difference with the Odyssey system is that it was designed and built in Australia to meet the exacting demands of our harsh climate.
It works by providing fast and effective relief from heat that builds up in the fabric of your home during the day.
When the outside temperature falls below that of the inside, the Odyssey automatically switches to indoor cool mode to efficiently remove the heat from your living space and replace it with cooler, fresh external air.
With its large capacity ventilator, one Odyssey unit has the ability to replace all the air in a 150m2 home in just 11 minutes. Odyssey continues to work throughout the night to cool the walls and floors of your home which would otherwise continue to radiate stored heat.
During the day, when external temperatures are higher than inside, the Odyssey works in roof cool mode to exhaust the hot air from your roof space and reduce the heat soaking through your ceiling. These combine to significantly lower air-conditioning running costs and deliver a more comfortable home for you and your family. In fact for many, Odyssey could be a complete replacement for air-conditioning.
With the touch pad control system you can set your preferred temperature or choose the boost setting to give your home that fresh air feeling.
With low noise levels and cheap operating costs, the Odyssey is well worth considering.
Call ERS for more information on 1800 171 000.