Heating and Ventilation
The dangerous impact of poor indoor air quality (IAQ) on our health is now well established, with condensation, mould and the use of household products all adding up to create an unhealthy living environment. To combat this, Airtech, the mould and condensation control specialist, has developed a comprehensive service over the last 30 years to offer landlords solutions for healthy homes. Further expanding its range of data gathering ventilation solutions is the new Air+ Wall Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) that is ideal for apartments and smaller homes without a loft.
As housing becomes increasingly airtight to improve energy efficiency, more homes are being blighted by condensation, mould and the associated problems they bring. Not only does this create the need for redecoration, it can cause costly damage to the fabric of the building. Add to this the fact that it leads to poor IAQ, and landlords can have a serious problem on their hands. And with the new Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 now in force, landlords are legally obligated to ensure that their properties are fit for human habitation from the start and throughout a tenancy, including the need for effective ventilation and freedom from damp.
With over 15 years of HIU supply under their belts, Evinox has unveiled their latest range of ModuSat® XR ‘Smart’ Heat Interface Units, which provide M&E Contractors and Consulting Engineers with a “whole lot more” for a “whole lot less” due to the myriad of hidden extras.
Smaller, more compact dimensions; the ability to deliver high performance at low primary flow temperatures; TCP/IP communications connectivity; and new, lower output models to allow cost-effective compliance with the latest industry design standards are but a few of the ways Evinox ModuSat XR models offer more features, value and performance - but with less space requirements, lower heat network operating conditions, and less time on site to install, commission, support and maintain - than ever before.
Richard Walker, National Technical and Development Manager at Peter Cox, discusses the Homes Act and what the legislation means for housing providers…
This April, the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitations) Act came into effect. The updated legislation allows tenants in England and Wales to pursue legal action against landlords who do not assist with damp, condensation or mould problems, amongst other housing issues.
Worcester Bosch has launched its Greenstar 8000 Lifestyle range – a boiler specifically designed to offer heating installers with more choice, depending on installation location and customer need.
After years of development and direct feedback from hundreds of installers, the new Greenstar 8000 Lifestyle includes two models: Life and Style. Both models see a series of new additions and refinements over Worcester Bosch’s hugely popular Greenstar CDi Classic, which had been installed in well over 1 million homes.
Intelliheat is now launching the Wi-Fi integrated electric radiator range with built-in smart sensors to detect both the temperature of the room and more importantly, movement in the room.
Vent-Axia, the ventilation industry leaders, has welcomed the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018, which came into force on 20th March 2019.