Now in its tenth year, the HVR Awards have celebrated a decade of innovation, excellence and achievement across the heating and ventilating industry. Taking place on Thursday 24th October at The Tower Hotel in London, the highly respected black-tie event is set to honour achievements from all corners of the industry.
“Noise pollution in the home is not only an annoyance but is also proven to cause ill health so we’re thrilled that The Acoustic Solution has been recognised as an innovative and important product by the HVR Awards” said Jordan Lilford, Product Manager – New Build Residential at Vent-Axia. “Our Sentinel Kinetic MVHR range is already incredibly quiet but for applications which are particularly noise sensitive The Acoustic Solution reduces sound levels even further to create a tranquil living environment.”
Specifiers and households alike can be assured that Vent-Axia’s independently tested acoustic solutions will help tackle noise pollution in the home and help create a healthy living environment. Vent-Axia’s new acoustic range includes two solutions. The Acoustic Top Box reduces induct noise at key frequencies in living areas, bedrooms and wet rooms, as well as providing a neat enclosure for ductwork at the point of installation. Meanwhile the Acoustic Enclosure reduces breakout noise from the MVHR unit, lowering noise levels throughout the dwelling, and comes equipped with internal anti-vibration mounts that prevent vibration passing from the unit through the fabric of the building. The neat Acoustic Enclosure flat-pack design also allows easy shipping to site and enables simple installation in minutes.
The effects of noise are more than just an annoyance, with research suggesting that raised noise levels in the home can be hazardous to both physical and mental health. The World Health Organization (WHO) claims that increased exposure to noise can lead to cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment, as well as negative effects on sleep. As a result of these findings, local authorities are under ever increasing pressure to tighten planning requirements around residential noise in new builds. The responsibility of achieving these reduced noise levels then falls onto the relevant acoustic consultants, under the guidance of BS 8233 and WHO guidelines. Vent-Axia helps consultants achieve these levels with their MVHR range and Acoustic Solutions all independently tested at the Sound Research Laboratory (SRL) and meeting the British Standard for residential MVHR (BS- EN-13141-7).
Vent-Axia’s Acoustic Solutions work with the whole Sentinel Kinetic range including the flagship Sentinel Kinetic Advance. Designed to work with natural air infiltration, MVHR controls the air path through the home, preventing the migration of damaging humidity and pollutants. Offering exceptional efficiency, low noise levels and an impressive 94% thermal efficiency, the Advance further improves IAQ via its ISO ePM10 and ePM2.5 filter options which ensure that even homes in heavily urbanised areas can filter out most impurities, including damaging PM2.5 particles. App-controlled functionality means the Advance offers simplified installation and commissioning, saving time on site and so money, reducing build length and improving build quality. And with thermal comfort a significant issue in air-tight new builds, the Advance includes a 100% Summer Bypass. This sophisticated summer bypass features an evening or overnight purge, allowing home owners to choose when to take advantage of cooler air during hot summer periods.