We met EnviroVent on the landlord investor circuit and were really impressed with the way they spent a lot of time and effort educating landlords to rid their property of condensation and mould problems – one of the biggest issues in the private rented sector. Phil, the National Sales Manager, then came to Kate’s home to assess it so she could really understand the role they played in making sure a property keeps free of condensation and mould.
EnviroVent were pivotal in helping Kate put together the UK’s most comprehensive Damp, Mould and Condensation Report for the private rented sector to help educate and inform the media, MPs and landlords on how to rid the sector of a problem that just shouldn’t be an issue – if properly diagnosed.
What do they do?
EnviroVent is the UK leading manufacturer and supplier of energy efficient and sustainable ventilation solutions. For more than 25 years, EnviroVent has helped protect more than a million homes across the UK from condensation and mould problems. During a home survey, local ventilation specialists will recommend a bespoke, cost-effective solution. Their range of condensation control products come with long-term warranties and are fitted by qualified engineers. A simple solution, to a common problem.
From the beginning
From humble beginnings over 30 years ago, EnviroVent has remained focussed on providing condensation-control products to improve indoor air quality. Now located on two separate sites including a Manufacturing Facility and Distribution and Training Centre, the company employs more than 230 staff and manufactures a wide range of ventilation products from local extract fans to positive input ventilation and whole house heat recovery systems.
How much does it cost?
Solutions are bespoke to each property and is dependent on factors such as the number of people living in the property through to the layout. Solutions range from £500 to £1,500 for a guaranteed whole home solution.
Awards and accreditations
Winner of Smart Product of the Year at the prestigious National Energy Awards 2017 for the energiSava 200 MVHR unit, with myenvirovent app.The app also works with the energiSava 250 and 380 unit
EnviroVent is endorsed by Which? Trusted Trader and adheres to a strict code of conduct to ensure the consumer receives a professional and quality service.
British Board of Agrément (BBA) quality accreditation – EnviroVent Loft and Wall Mounted Units
British Electrical Approvals Board (BEAB) – EnviroVent Filterless Extract Fan
NICEIC Approved Contractor
Constructionline – pre-qualified supplier
Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS)
Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Manufacturer’s Association (HEVAC)
Exor Gold Accreditation
Achilles Building Confidence
Top three tips
Consider a whole house ventilation system - The average four-person family creates 112 pints of moisture every week, from just breathing, cooking, showering and boiling the kettle. To help remove excessive moisture and reduce humidity levels, EnviroVent recommend a whole house ventilation system, like Positive Input Ventilation (PIV), which works by drawing in fresh, filtered, clean air from outside and gently ventilating the home from a central position. These units dilute moisture-laden air, displacing it and replacing it to control humidity levels between 45% and 60%, reducing the moisture and in turn removing condensation problems. The health benefits and improvements to the air quality could be immediate.
Have the air quality tested - If a householder is experiencing condensation or mould issues, then it’s a good idea to have a ventilation survey. An experienced ventilation company, such as Envirovent, can help by providing a no obligation, free home survey and advice on the best approach to improve the air quality within your home. Issues with condensation and mould can easily be eradicated for the long term, without the use of mould sprays or the need for regular redecoration
Dry with care - Householders should try to avoid drying washing indoors, especially on the radiators as this can cause humidity levels to rise, which is when condensation starts to form. If laundry has to be dried inside,it should be done in a well ventilated room, like the bathroom, with the door closed.
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