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Sussex-based Vent-Axia is leading the way in reliability with one of its Standard Range fans still going strong after more than 50 years. Originally installed in 1967 the fan has been improving its household’s indoor air quality ever since, even moving house with its owners in 1973! It is this longevity and reliability that forms the backbone of Vent-Axia’s commitment to designing high quality fans that last.
Vent-Axia fans are also easily repairable. During its long life, this Standard Range fan has benefitted from Vent-Axia’s high quality spares department, requiring parts once in the 1990s and replacement housing recently. This all leads to further improved fan longevity and so reduced waste, helping lower environmental impact.
“Vent-Axia is committed to reducing waste. We are well established for making reliable energy efficient products that reduce energy consumption and reduce carbon emissions. But now our fans go one step further,” explains Jenny Smith, Head of Marketing at Vent-Axia. “By developing innovative modular products, that can be repaired rather than replaced should they develop a fault, we can make a real difference to ventilation’s environmental impact. But it’s not just newer products that are repairable. At Vent-Axia we’re well known for our spares department which has a wide range of products available allowing fans to be repaired whenever possible.”
In the past manufacturers often recommended that faulty fans should be thrown away and replaced with new ones. Not only is this expensive when a fan has exceeded its warranty period, but a lot of unnecessary waste is sent to landfill. Vent-Axia has therefore tackled this issue head on and has designed fans, such as the Lo-Carbon Revive and Lo-Carbon PoziDry Compact Pro, which have individual modular components that can all be replaced separately, considerably reducing the amount of waste.
Vent-Axia has led the ventilation industry since 1936 developing landmark products. For instance, ten years ago, Vent-Axia was a trailblazer with the launch of its energy efficient Lo-Carbon range of fans that were designed to lower carbon emissions. Ten years on Vent-Axia is now forging ahead with an R&D programme which will reduce waste, once again proving itself as an industry frontrunner.
Other ways Vent-Axia is lowering its carbon footprint include the company reshoring the balance of its domestic fan manufacturing, from China back to the UK, in January 2013. Vent-Axia’s commitment to British manufacturing has seen the company further investing in UK logistics which has helped lower the embodied energy of products by reducing carbon emissions. A reduction in international shipping and flights has resulted in a saving of up to 15 Tonnes of CO² a year.
And in 2016 Vent-Axia was recognised for its commitment to environmental excellence, achieving the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certification for its Crawley manufacturing facilities. This internationally recognised standard demonstrates that it has an environmental management system in place to reduce waste and energy use, improve efficiency and meet all legal and regulatory environmental requirements.
For further information on all products and services offered by Vent-Axia telephone 0844 856 0590 or visit www.vent-axia.com.