Leading ventilation manufacturer Vent-Axia, is delighted to announce that its Lo-Carbon Heat Save has been ‘Highly Commended’ at the prestigious Electrical Industry Awards. The Lo-Carbon Heat Save, an innovative decentralised heat recovery ventilation unit which is ideal for retrofitting in existing homes, was highly commended within the Residential/ Domestic Product of the Year category at a virtual awards ceremony, hosted by BBC weather presenter Sarah Keith-Lucas.
The Electrical Industry Awards celebrates excellence in the industry, benchmarking outstanding performance in the use, development and installation of electrical products. Showcasing the best in the industry, the 29th year of the Electrical Industry Awards reported to have attracted many entries of an exceptionally high calibre and of greater diversity than ever before. The judging panel, comprised of industry experts representing each of the major industry organisations, undertook a rigorous and objective judging process ensuring only the best of the best were acknowledged at the awards.
“We are thrilled to have once again been recognised at these important industry awards in a key category. The Lo-Carbon Heat Save is an ideal solution for single room or whole house heat recovery ventilation in existing homes”, explained Tom Wodcke, Product Manager at Vent-Axia. “To achieve Net Zero by 2050 it’s vital that the energy efficiency of existing homes is improved since 40% of carbon emissions are currently generated by buildings. As homes become more airtight to meet these carbon targets, heat recovery ventilation is going to become increasingly important in achieving this objective. As traditional MVHR units are not viable for many retrofit properties, a decentralized approach is needed which is where the Vent-Axia Lo-Carbon Heat Save comes to the fore.”
The Lo-Carbon Heat Save decentralised heat recovery ventilation unit is ideal for retrofitting, providing extract and supply ventilation to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) and supply fresh air to rooms as part of a modular system. Achieving up to 84% heat recovery thanks to its high efficiency ceramic thermal accumulator, the Heat Save uses the warmth from outgoing air to heat incoming air to avoid heat loss and to reduce energy bills for households.
The Vent-Axia Lo-Carbon Heat Save is designed as a decentralised heat recovery ventilation system for homes, using two or more fans in habitable rooms. The unit uses a reversible fan that alternates between supply and extract fan modes every 70 seconds to extract dirty air from the room and replace it with outside air that has been passed through a filter to ensure that clean air enters the room. Ideal for using in pairs, as one unit is extracting, the other is supplying fresh air to provide a single room or whole house balanced ventilation system with heat recovery. It’s also easy to expand as needed, adding more units for a whole house solution which can all be controlled from one controller, which can operate up to 8 units in synchronisation.
For homeowners the Vent-Axia Lo-Carbon Heat Save offers ‘Fresh air without the breeze’ – no need to open windows and let out all the heat in winter. As a retrofittable heat recovery ventilation unit with an air cleaning filter, households will see drastic energy consumption savings and improved indoor air quality. Heat Save is very energy efficient, using only up to 3.1W. The units are also easy to maintain and clean, with filters simple to change as the units are not in the loft. Controlled by a SENWZP Sentinel wired-zone controller, the Heat Save is modular and controllable with customised ventilation profiles available so every room in the house can have perfect ventilation. It also comes with a 5-year warranty for peace of mind.
Meanwhile, for electricians the Vent-Axia Lo-Carbon Heat Save increases ventilation as part of a holistic condensation and mould prevention strategy while providing multiple avenues for up-sell including heat recovery; a zone controller; sensors and filters. It’s also easy to install since there is no need for ducting as a wall sleeve is included and the unit simply goes through an external wall. The Heat Save is adapted for wall thickness from 185 - 310mm, so it is suitable for a wide range of building types. This powerful fan also fulfils S3 classification according to EN 13141-8.
And for electrical wholesalers the Vent-Axia Lo-Carbon Heat Save is a great item to stock thanks to its many attractive benefits for electricians and their own customers. As we see more energy efficient homes become the norm, retrofittable heat recovery ventilation will become essential to ensure a healthy home. Heat Save reduces a home’s carbon footprint and saves money on energy bills whilst being easy to install in retrofit homes and fully customisable via a control panel. All this adds up to happy customers and increased revenues from larger job values.
For further information on all products and services offered by Vent-Axia telephone +44 (0)344 856 0590 or visit www.vent-axia.com/heatsave.