Positive effects from positive inputs
The indoor environment to which hundreds of s in the north of England are exposed has been drastically improved thanks to the installation of Home ‘n’ Dry positive input ventilation units, manufactured by Johnson & Starley Ltd.
The company’s involvement with the north-east based housing association dates back almost a decade to when one of the registered provider’s senior housing managers visited an exhibition where the PIV units were being demonstrated. And as a result of successful initial pilot installations, its maintenance managers across the region have installed some 500 units in total; transforming people’s lives by ridding their homes of condensation, damp and mould growth.
The installations have mainly been carried out following the completion of site surveys for individual properties by Johnson & Starley’s Technical Sales Manager for the area, after problems had been identified by the RSL, who has properties in an area extending from Middlesbrough across to the Yorkshire coast.
“I look after some 450 homes in the area which include houses, bungalows, two storey flats, and maisonettes; leading us to install both the Home ‘n’ Dry roof units and the wall mounted version,” said a spokesperson for the housing association. “We normally ask Johnson & Starley’s Technical Sales Manager to carry out a survey, advising on the right location for the unit as well as the type and price.
“There is no doubt they work, with any problems of condensation or mould growth starting to disappear within weeks of the installation. The tenants are happy with the results and it makes for a much better indoor environment.”
Johnson & Starley’s Home ‘n’ Dry positive input ventilation systems use energy efficient DC fans to provide a steady flow of filtered, tempered air at an infinitely adjustable speed, so that the performance can be matched to the individual dwelling. They will reduce relative humidity levels as the positive pressure created gently pushes stale, moisture-laden air out through the building fabric.
They also feature an hour run meter and anti-spike protection, with the five-year warranty from this reputable manufacturer making them an ideal fit for the affordable housing sector.
Johnson & Starley continues to work with the housing provider’s different maintenance managers across the regions, offering both specification and on-going technical advice on the effective use of the Home ‘n’ Dry ventilation systems.