Vent-Axia’s Lo-Carbon Solo Plus Shortlisted in Electrical Industry Awards 2013

Lo-Carbon Solo PlusVent-Axia has been selected for the final shortlist in the prestigious Electrical Industry Awards 2013, which recognises, celebrates and rewards companies leading the way in the UK electrical sector.  

Vent-Axia’s Lo-Carbon Solo Plus centrifugal bathroom/toilet fan has been chosen as a finalist in the Innovative Residential/Domestic Product of The Year category.

The new and improved Lo-Carbon Solo Plus was launched by Vent-Axia in February 2013 following a re-design of the company’s popular Solo Plus range, which is used widely in the social housing market.  Key advances of the new Lo-Carbon Solo Plus include enhanced aesthetics, a rise in efficiency levels, a reduction in sound levels and an improvement in ease of installation and maintenance.

Offering up to 70% energy saving when compared to traditional intermittent fans the Lo-Carbon Solo Plus range boasts reduced sound level from 46dBA to 33dBA – a significant reduction.  Manufactured in the UK, Vent-Axia’s sleek re-designed Lo Carbon Solo Plus is finished in white and has a new simple design making it more aesthetically pleasing. Specifically developed for through the wall and ducted applications, the Lo-Carbon Solo Plus is suitable for internal bathrooms, toilets and other small rooms.  

Meanwhile, the Lo-Carbon Solo Plus features Vent-Axia’s pioneering ‘datalogger’, designed to help landlords avoid damage to their housing stock through condensation and mould. The datalogger records the fan’s daily use which can be checked and interpreted by an engineer. This supplies the property’s landlord with valuable information on whether a fan has been operating or whether a tenant has switched off a fan.

Another ingenious development to the Solo Plus range, is the fan’s redesigned impeller.  The new range now features an innovative centrifugal backward curved impeller rather than a centrifugal forward curved impeller.  This improvement means that the Lo-Carbon Solo Plus is filter-less, reducing the need for maintenance, thus impacting on cost – a crucial factor in social housing.  This powerful centrifugal impeller allows installations using 100mm ducting in straight runs, while still achieving 15l/s as required by Building Regulations Approved Document F.

Available both IPX4 and IPX7 rated (SELV) the Lo-Carbon Solo Plus has an optional speed for constant trickle ventilation (12l/s), selectable at installation. Depending on the model, the fan will switch from trickle (if selected) to boost via the pullcord/light switch/humidity sensor/PIR.

Attended by the biggest names in the electrical industry, the Electrical Industry Awards ceremony will take place at London’s prestigious Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington on Thursday 24 October 2013.

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