Wykamol Flatvent

Wykamol Flatvent

Description

The Flatvent units are low cost, low energy, positive input ventilation units for use in homes without a loft, basements, basement flats, houses that have had a loft conversion, garages (for instance you want to keep your classic car in a nice dry environment). units have a thermostatically controlled heater built in as standard and a manual boost switch facility.

Features and Benefits

  • Extremely low power consumption – as little as 4.6 watts.
  • Very low maintenance requirement (filter clean every 1-2 years).
  • Interchangeable, multi-positional, circular and rectangular inlet/outlet spigots for improved aesthetics and simpler installation.
  • Whisper quiet operation.
  • Significantly improves indoor air quality.
  • 2 year parts and labour warranty.

Suitable for other applications

  • The Flatvent units can also be used to provide ventilation to basements, cellars, garages and other areas that would benefit from a continuous supply of fresh, filtered air.
  • Flatvent systems can also be used for Radon control - contact us for more information on this.

Redistributes heat from ceiling level

  • Input air is directed across the ceiling (usually in your hallway). This uses a scientific principle called the Coanda effect, which has the impact of mixing with the wasted warmer air that has risen above head height in your home. It therefore increases the efficiency of your heating system.

Very low power consumption

  • Flatvent uses as little as 5 watts of power.

Highly effective filters

  • G3 grade, which means that they are so fine they will exclude pollen (great for hay fever sufferers) as well as the dust and grime of outside pollutants. Filters are very simply replaced/washed every 1 - 2 years.

Condensation Control Facts

Condensation .. it's causes and effects.

Water is deposited on the cooler surfaces in a building, particularly in winter. The first indication is usually black mould growth in the worst affected areas. This growth is characteristic of condensation because mould need pure water for their growth and development. In severe cases the amount of water may be great causing pools of water on the floor, windowsills or on clothing and furniture.

Householders often find it difficult to believe that such severe damp problems can be caused by condensation alone. Often they believe there must be some sort of building defect which is usually not the case.

Often the condensation can occur at low levels where the surface of the wall is coolest, starting in a corner and then spreading along the length of the wall. This may appear to be rising damp and can easily be confused.

Why has condensation become such a common cause of damp?

If the water vapour in the air of a home can escape somewhere, condensation would never occur. When homes were more draughty and open fires common, damp air would mainly escape up the chimney. Houses are now significantly better insulated hence the moisture has nowhere to go and hence condensation problems have grown significantly.

Mould growth

Mould growth is a typical consequence of condensation problems in a home. Moulds are often most severe in room corners and on external walls. This is mainly because insufficient ventilation creates pockets of stagnant air in such corners.

Page updated 11th Jul 2013, 15:40
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