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Vent-Axia Launches High Efficiency MVHR System The Sentinel Kinetic Plus

vent axia mvhrVent-Axia, leaders in low carbon ventilation, has launched the high efficiency Sentinel Kinetic Plus, adding to its successful Sentinel Kinetic range of residential mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) systems. Designed for larger newbuild properties and light commercial applications, the Sentinel Kinetic Plus, supplies a maximum airflow of 400m3/hr at 150Pa. Manufactured in the UK, as part of the Vent-Axia Lo-Carbon™ initiative, the Sentinel Kinetic Plus is a SAP Appendix Q eligible ventilation solution capable of up to 92% heat recovery, so helping to reduce the DER of new build properties and deliver points in the Code for Sustainable Homes.

A whole house, multi-room ducted solution, this MVHR system combines supply and extract ventilation in one unit. Warm, moist air is extracted from ‘wet’ rooms through ducting and passed through the heat exchanger before being exhausted to the outside. Fresh incoming air is preheated via the integral heat exchanger which recovers up to 92% of the heat energy that would otherwise be wasted. The unit’s energy saving Vent-Axia LoWatt DC motors further improve its efficiency and carbon reducing capabilities, with the Sentinel Kinetic Plus boasting as low as 0.49w/l/s SFP (Specific Fan Power).

In addition, heat recovery ventilation reduces excessive moisture in the air, combating condensation and subsequent mould growth, saving money on maintenance and decoration in the long and short-term. Home owners or tenants are further aided through better indoor air quality which has the duel health benefits of reducing microscopic fungal growth and eliminating the conditions in which house dust mites thrive, both of which are linked to allergic reactions and asthma.

Lightweight, with very low noise levels the Sentinel Kinetic Plus is suitable for cupboard or loft installation. The exact ventilation rate can be set on the LCD display at normal and boost speeds, supply and extract, to match the volume of the property, while a ‘delay-on timer’ prevents unnecessary boosting and a ‘delay-off timer’ ensures effective moisture removal. The Sentinel Kinetic Plus’ operation is then further enhanced by a range of internal and external, plug and play control and sensor options which can account for changes in humidity, air quality, PIR (Passive Infra Red), CO2 and temperature, as well as a BMS input and output.

In addition, featuring programmable Summer Bypass as standard, the Sentinel Kinetic Plus’ operating temperature settings can be pre-programmed for automatic operation of the summer bypass, providing free summer cooling. The unit maintains pre-set airflow irrespective of system pressure (e.g. blocked filters) and a Constant Pressure option which maintains system pressure by adjusting airflow when Constant Pressure dampers open or close.

The Sentinel Kinetic Plus weighs only 23Kg, offering flexible left or right hand installation and featuring an external condensate connection, which all make the unit easy to fit. In addition, the unit’s plug and play controls and LCD display further simplify installation and commissioning. Featuring a clean filter indicator the Sentinel Kinetic Plus’ filters are also easy to access for cleaning.

Sentinel Kinetic Plus is part of the Vent-Axia Lo-Carbon™ collection of energy saving ventilation solutions. The aim of the Lo-Carbon initiative is to offer the latest low carbon ventilation technology in order to reduce building energy consumption and so carbon emissions.

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