Condensation Control & Ventilation Systems in Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire
Condensation Control & Ventilation Systems in Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire

Condensation Control & Ventilation Solutions in Derbyshire (Derby) & Nottingham

One of the most common causes of dampness in buildings is ‘condensation’.

 

What is condensation and how does it occur?

 

Condensation dampness is a condition that affects many homes and has become a major cause of environmental dampness within properties. Condensation is particularly common in homes which are poorly heated and poorly insulated and usually gets worse in the colder winter months i.e. ’the condensation season’.

 

Quite simply, condensation is water that is released from moisture laden air (When the dew point is met) and deposited on cold surfaces and is usually seen as a problem during the colder winter months. It is often seen on windows being more noticeable on cold mornings, and possibly on external walls.

 

Condensation is also found where air movement is restricted, such as in corners of rooms, behind items of furniture placed against walls and even in wardrobes or cupboards. Its presence can be first indicated by the development of black spot mould growth on walls and ceilings, and even furniture, clothes and other fabrics.

 

How do you solve condensation problems?

 

In order to keep a property free from condensation/high atmospheric moisture levels, there needs to be a good balance of heating, good insulation, ventilation and reasonable moisture production. 

 

Property Care Association - Guide to Dealing With Condensation

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A helpful and informative guide to dealing with condensation and mould problems. This guide has been produced by the Property Care Association (PCA).

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Condensation Control Strategies:

  1. Adequate insulation -Please note: Whilst adding insulation to the fabric of the building is likely to allow the interior to be heated adequately at reasonable cost, it will not, of itself, reduce the risk of condensation
  2. Adequate heating throughout the property in the colder winter months will help prevent surface condensation.
  3. Adequate ventilation will help remove to the outside air, the layer of water vapour being produced, particularly in the kitchen and bathroom.
  4. Try to manage and reduce the amount of moisture produced. Please read the attached Property Care Association leaflet on dealing with condensation for some useful tips in managing moisture production within the home.

 

Read our latest BLOG post - How to prevent ventilation equipment being badly installed within your home.

 

PCA Video - Importance of Ventilation

                     Condensation Control (Ventilation) Methods

Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) Units.

We offer a range of positive input ventilation systems (PIV Units) to suit most property types.

 

Each property is unique and should be carefully surveyed by a ventilation surveyor to check it is suitable for the installation of a PIV unit.

 

Where a property is not suitable, we may have other ventilation solutions which could be installed, such as extractor fans and alternate flow fans.

 

 

PIV units have been preventing and curing condensation dampness related problems in homes for decades. They are also used to control other indoor air pollutants and have even proven to be an effective means for reducing Radon gas in some properties.

 

A positive input ventilation system gently forces air from the loft around a building (Roof Type). It reduces humidity and eliminates condensation, black mould and mildew. It is an effective and inexpensive way of eliminating black mould and takes maximum advantage of solar gain and warm air stratification.

 

Overall savings in central heating costs may be possible due to the recirculation of warm air at ceiling height.

 

The units are idea for most domestic properties, and also for second or holiday homes that are used infrequently.

The roof type PIV unit is positioned in the loft above the landing in a house or central hallway of a bungalow, the system then re- circulates air around the property.

 

For buildings without a roof space, a wall mounted PIV unit is available. The unit is normally placed within a central hallway.

 

We use a number of different types of PIV units, all of which have different features (Heaters etc).

 

As mentioned above, all properties are unique and therefore it is important to make sure that the PIV unit being installed is suitable for the property.

 

When we undertake a ventilation survey, our surveyor will discuss the different types of units to help you decide which is best for your property. Information leaflets are available to download below for some of the PIV units that we install.

 

To arrange a ventilation/ condensation control survey - Call DERBY 01332 960160   - MATLOCK 01629 352019 or use our online contact form.

 

 

SANO IPIV LOFT H (Heated Version)

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The SANO Intelligent PIV LOFT H is a loft mounted ultra quiet, low energy, low maintenance, positive input ventilation unit.

The SANO Intelligent PIV LOFT H is fitted with an intelligent multicore heater that tempers incoming air when required.

Heated PIV units are normally recommended when the landing or hallway is small. For larger landings/hallways a heated PIV is often not necessary.


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SANO IPIV LOFT (Un-Heated Version)

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The SANO Intelligent PIV LOFT is a loft mounted ultra quiet, low energy, low maintenance, positive input ventilation unit.

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Auto Concure 20/20 PIV (Heated Version)

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Auto Concure 20/20 is a premium Positive Input Ventilation Unit. The unit is of excellent build quality which helps ensure that it is extremely quiet when in operation. The unit is also much smaller then most other PIV units on the market and therefore will fit through smaller loft hatches. The unit is fitted with a heater which can be switched on or off.

Heated PIV units are normally recommended when the landing or hallway is small. For larger landings/hallways a heated PIV is often not necessary.

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SANO IPIV WALL H - WALL MOUNTED UNIT (Heated Version)

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The SANO Intelligent IPIV WALL H is a wall mounted ultra-quiet, low energy, low maintenance, home ventilation unit.

Heated PIV units are normally recommended when the landing or hallway is small. For larger landings/hallways a heated PIV is often not necessary.

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SANO IPIV Wall (Un-Heated Version)

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The SANO Intelligent PIV WALL is a wall mounted ultra-quiet, low energy, low maintenance, home ventilation unit.

This unit is commonly used within basements/cellars to provide better airflow. In this scenario, a heated PIV unit is not necessary This unit can also be used within a Hallway. Again a heated version is only recommended when the hallway is small.

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Extract Ventilation Fans/Systems

MORI MEV Ventilation Unit (Centralised System)

A range of centralised continuously running, low energy, ultra quiet extract fans that extract from multiple rooms such as kitchens, utility rooms, bathrooms, and toilets via a system of ductwork with a single discharge to atmosphere.

 

The unit is also available with an integral humidity sensor, whenever the humidity threshold level is reached the fan will automatically increase in speed by 15% over which ever speed setting the unit is on.


When the humidity level drops below this threshold the fan will continue to run at the increased speed for a pre-set period oftime before returning to the original speed to stop the fan speeding up and down when humidity is near the threshold.

 

 

MORI dMEV II Mechanical Extract Ventilation Fans (De-centralised System)

 

A continuously running, low energy, ultra quiet extract fan for use in kitchens, utility rooms, bathrooms, shower rooms, en-suites and toilets.

 

A 150mm version is also available which offers higher flow rates.

 

 

 

 

 

MORI dMEV ll - De-Centralised Mechanical Extract Fan

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Information leaflet showing fulls details including performance data for the MORI dMEV ll - De-Centralised Mechanical Extract Fan.

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MORI MEV - Centralised Mechanical Extract Ventilation Unit

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Centralised continuously running, low energy, ultra quiet extract fans that extract from multiple rooms such as kitchens, utility rooms, bathrooms, and toilets via a system of ductwork with a single discharge to atmosphere.

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