Vent-Axia’s New Revive Fan Offers Social Housing Greater Flexibility
- Published: Tuesday, 27 November 2018 10:56
Leading British ventilation manufacturer Vent-Axia has launched its updated Lo-Carbon Revive fan with a range of new and improved features that ensure it continues to meet the specific needs of Social Housing.
Boasting powerful, quiet and efficient ventilation, the intelligent Lo-Carbon Revive is a filter-less unitary fan and now includes an adjustable trickle speed option, an interchangeable intermittent mode and smoother humidity boost transition, as well as a raft of useful original features. This extra functionality in the software means even greater flexibility, making this a truly universal fan so installers need just one fan for their van.
Condensation and mould are directly linked to poor indoor air quality (IAQ). The new features help tackle these issues even more effectively with the ability to commission the fan to meet the needs of the property and with resident acceptability in mind. Installers can quickly and easily select from a range of options, giving bespoke solutions where performance or noise is key. Add to this Revive’s innovative Multi-Vortex™ technology which powerfully, but quietly removes moisture and stale air helping ensure good IAQ and comfort for residents.
“The updates to the Lo-Carbon Revive offer even greater flexibility for installers and residents and is the ideal ventilation solution for social housing”, explains Tom Wodcke, Product Marketing Manager at Vent-Axia. “Low maintenance, reliable, near silent, quick and easy to install with a range of options to personalise the settings and powerful enough to remove moist air helping ensure good indoor air quality and a healthy home; this fan has it all.”
The new and improved Revive now offers the option to adjust the trickle speed between 6-12l/s. This is useful in properties with exceptionally high occupancy that would require a higher trickle speed to remove excess moisture from the air and provide good IAQ. It’s also beneficial if residents are very sensitive to noise since it’s now very easy to adjust down the trickle speed to maintain the benefits of a continuous running fan while not having to replace the fan with a lower duty or intermittent fan.
Interchangeable intermittent capability is another great new feature in the commissioning menu, where the installer can switch between intermittent and continuous operation. While in intermittent mode the fan will boost in exactly the same way as before from humidity, timer or pullcord but with no trickle. It will also continue to record data on trickle run time to ensure the fans are not isolated for long periods and have the chance to boost due to humidity.
Meanwhile, the new Revive also offers residents a smoother humidity boost transition. Vent-Axia’s ambient response humidity sensor avoids nuisance tripping and therefore increases resident acceptability while protecting the property from damaging condensation and mould.
Highly versatile, the Revive offers a choice of run speeds for multiple installation options and can be ducted or through the wall, making specification easy. Plus Revive is low maintenance since its market-leading Multi-Vortex™ technology does not require a filter, while the highly sculpted interior actively repels dust, avoiding clogging, thus helping to avoid call backs. Revive also boasts reliability backed by up to seven years’ warranty.
Featuring Smart Sense™ intelligent technology, Revive is quick and easy to install with the fan featuring a simple alpha numeric LED display, which is clear and easy to read and uses a three-button menu for commissioning and data gathering. Smart Sense™ technology even tells the LED display which orientation to use depending on whether it is wall or ceiling mounted, saving time on site and reducing installation complications.
Revive’s Smart Sense™ also includes a datalogger which tracks fan usage to ensure it is used as intended. Social housing landlords can then interrogate the fan on how many days it has been on humidity boost mode, pull cord boost mode or trickle, helping them build a profile of resident activity and aids them in investigating any humidity problems, allowing them to work with residents to ensure a healthy indoor environment.