Vent-Axia’s Lo-Carbon Response Shortlisted in Electrical Industry Awards
- Published: Wednesday, 24 September 2014 07:24
Sussex-based Vent-Axia is celebrating reaching the final shortlist in the prestigious Electrical Industry Awards 2014, which recognises, celebrates and rewards companies leading the way in the UK electrical sector.
The leading British ventilation manufacturer is delighted its award-winning Lo-Carbon Response™ is a finalist in the Innovative Residential / Domestic Product of The Year category. This announcement follows hot on the heels of the Lo-Carbon Response™ winning Best Brand New Product of the Year in the prestigious Housebuilder Product Awards 2014 in July.
The Lo-Carbon Response™ is a near silent, continuous running, constant volume dMEV solution. Designed for both new build and the social housing sector, the SAP Appendix Q listed Response is ideal for both kitchen and bathroom applications. Providing excellent pressure while still maintaining high energy efficiency, it features an innovative digital display that confirms airflow and system pressure of the installed product.
“We are delighted our Lo-Carbon Response has been recognised in these prestigious awards. At Vent-Axia we are committed to innovation and continuous development, we are therefore very proud to be recognised in these awards which honour innovation and excellence in the electrical sector,” said Jenny Smith, Marketing Services Manager, Vent-Axia.
Offering peace of mind to both developers and installers, the unique Response provides optimum performance and clarity. Since the introduction of the new Domestic Ventilation Compliance Guide with Part F 2010, there is a requirement to test the installed airflow of extract fans. As a result installers are required to run tests with an airflow measuring device. However, with the Response there is no need to run these tests since the fan’s unique digital display (patent pending) provides the calibrated installed airflow and pressure of the installation.
Meanwhile, the dMEV Response’ constant volume technology provides optimum performance automatically adjusting the speed of the fan to ensure that the desired airflow is delivered. With the Response’ new silent higher pressure axial impellor the requirements of many domestic installations are met without the need to use a centrifugal fan.
The Response’ new high pressure silent axial impellor enables the fan to not only develop great installed performance over duct runs, but to do this in the most energy efficient way. The fan delivers excellent pressure whilst not wasting energy on high pressure at low air volumes.
For social housing the Response features another attraction, a unique Datalogger which records whether a fan is active or idle. If a fan has been switched off and mould appears, the landlord will realise why and can discuss a solution with tenants. This helps landlords make homes safer for tenants by helping to avoid condensation and mould which can lead to respiratory problems and allergies.
Designed to operate as a continuous running axial fan, the IPX4 rated Response offers 6l/s or 8l/s trickle speed ventilation and a 13l/s boost speed. Fitted with 100mm spigots, common to traditional intermittent extract fans, it is ideal for both new build and refurbishment projects. A switched Live 220-240V input allows the fan to be boosted by a range of Vent-Axia’s switches and sensors, or a single light switch.
Attended by the biggest names in the electrical industry, the Electrical Industry Awards ceremony will take place at The Royal Garden, Kensington on Thursday October the 23rd. This year’s event will be hosted by comedian and presenter, Fred MacAulay.