Heating and Ventilation

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ventilation

With the ongoing improvements to building regulations and a focus on insulating homes for greater energy efficiency the need for ventilation can be overlooked.

Adequate ventilation within the home is essential and has been shown to have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of householders.  During the last 10-15 years the requirement for whole house ventilation and recovery systems has become more prevalent.  As systems developed and designs progressed the need for through wall ventilation products increased.

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H&V News Awards

Market-leading ventilation expert Vent-Axia is celebrating winning the ‘Domestic Ventilation Product of the Year’ award at the prestigious H&V News Awards. Scooping the award for its pioneering Lo-Carbon PoziDry Compact Pro, which offers an ideal solution for combating condensation and mould in problem properties without a loft, the Sussex-based company received the accolade at a virtual awards ceremony on 25th November 2020. Demonstrating the company’s design leadership in tackling the problems of indoor air pollution in the home, over a third of the shortlisted products in the category were designed by Vent-Axia. In addition, Vent-Axia’s PureAir Sense was also highly commended in the ‘Air Movement Product of the Year’ category at the awards.

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water heating

It is important to properly size a water heater to meet the needs of a business or household and ensure optimum efficiency. As a result, Ariston has introduced a comprehensive guide to its portfolio of high-quality vented, unvented and instantaneous electric water heaters, outlining which models are best suited for a range of domestic and light commercial applications throughout the UK. The guide can be found in the new Ariston hot water brochure.

Ariston’s water heating guide makes it simple to identify which product is best suited for a project, by cross referencing the types of outlet with the intended levels of use. For example, it identifies that for a single basin with a light level of water usage, the wall-mounted, 5-litre Piccolo would be adequate. Similarly, for heavy use applications looking to feed three wash basins or a kitchen sink, 30-litre capacity Andris Lux or Andris Lux Eco water heaters should be installed.

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winter

Leading manufacturer Pegler is proud to be ‘Backing Britain’ this winter through their Pegler Prestex TMVs (Thermostatic mixing valves) and Pegler Terrier TRVs (Thermostatic radiator valves) which are both manufactured in Britain.
The revolutionary Pegler Prestex TMVs are rigorously tested and designed to meet the challenge of manufacturing anti scald in line thermostatic mixing valves.  With the temperature pre-set at 43 degrees Celcius and a focus on safety supported by WRAS approval on all of their TMVs, the range is second to none when it comes to reliability.

 

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video library

Titon has introduced an online video library to offer support and help to customers, particularly now that so many are working from home.  The new online videos cover both the Ventilation Systems and Window & Door Hardware divisions. Available on both the company’s website and YouTube channel, the new library features educational film clips and provides customers with a central hub of essential information.

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UK Business Hero

Vent-Axia has been named as a ‘UK Business Hero’ by the British Chamber of Commerce as part of the Chamber’s campaign to recognise the incredible work UK businesses are undertaking, in the most challenging of years. Nominated by Sussex Chamber of Commerce, the leading British ventilation manufacturer was awarded this prestigious accolade for its valuable work supplying ventilation to COVID-19 hospital wards and field hospitals in unprecedented timescales, throughout lockdown and beyond. The Crawley-based company is delighted to be one of only 399 UK businesses to be given this national recognition.

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electric heating

Electric heating is continually becoming an increasingly viable option for heating properties in the UK. New Government legislation heralds a change in how SAP determines a properties ERP Rating – to almost the same as gas. This change allows widespread use of electric radiators and electric boilers, which are widely understood as having low installation costs, no flue requirement, low maintenance, rapid heat up times and high efficiency. This modern method of heating is shaping up to be the future of home heating within the UK.