The dangerous impact of poor indoor air quality (IAQ) on our health is now well established, with condensation, mould and the use of household products all adding up to create an unhealthy living environment.
To combat this, Airtech, the mould and condensation control specialist, has developed a comprehensive service over the last 30 years to offer landlords solutions for healthy homes. Further expanding its range of data gathering ventilation solutions is the new Air+ Wall Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) that is ideal for apartments and smaller homes without a loft.
As housing becomes increasingly airtight to improve energy efficiency, more homes are being blighted by condensation, mould and the associated problems they bring. Not only does this create the need for redecoration, it can cause costly damage to the fabric of the building. Add to this the fact that it leads to poor IAQ, and landlords can have a serious problem on their hands. And with the new Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 now in force, landlords are legally obligated to ensure that their properties are fit for human habitation from the start and throughout a tenancy, including the need for effective ventilation and freedom from damp.
So, landlords will be pleased to know that Airtech can help them meet the requirements of the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act with three simple steps to solve the problem of condensation and mould for good: comprehensive property surveys to identify condensation, damp and mould problems and recommendations to solve the issues; mould removal treatment and redecoration; and full installation of adequate ventilation equipment to ensure condensation and mould won’t return. The treatment and mould removal are backed by a unique three-year guarantee that the mould will not return.
“With landlords legally obligated to provide homes that are fit for human habitation, along with the damage to both tenant health and properties caused by condensation and mould, landlords should be relieved to know that Airtech has the knowledge, experience, and products to tackle the problem effectively” said Jeremy Cleeter at Airtech. “With this expert advice social housing landlords can break the cycle and be rid of the blight of condensation and mould for good.”
Airtech’s new AIR+ Wall PIV gently operates in the background introducing drier air into the home, removing stale humid air and replacing it with fresh air from outside that has been filtered through G4 or F7 filters. Thanks to being half the size of conventional PIV units, the Air+ Wall is suitable for wall mounting in the hallway or any habitable room and is so small it can fit inside the decorative boxing that is used for its ducting. Positive Input Ventilation is proven to reduce both condensation and mould.
Boasting patented market-leading ventilation technology that improves resident comfort and efficiency Airtech can offer landlords the correct solution for individual properties. This can range from the Air+ Wall and Air+ Loft Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) units to the environment sensing bathroom and kitchen fans, such as the SA25 SELV, the SA60 Mains and SELV, and the SA64, and data gathering fans, such as the DA25, DA60 and DA64.
Featuring Airtech’s unique control and data logging the company’s ventilation products will record details of the home environment, such as humidity and temperature levels to allow the landlord or contractor to track and analyse the correlation of these variables together on one graph. This will allow a landlord to clearly observe and communicate the effects changing lifestyle habits have on a home environment. It will also demonstrate how reducing relative humidity through adequate heating and ventilation can maintain a healthy home. Airtech’s sophisticated data logging allows landlords to interrogate saved IAQ data thus giving peace of mind.
Hand-in-hand with the data logging, Airtech’s specialist control platform monitors the data as it is collected and modulates the fan accordingly to react automatically and proportionally to rising humidity levels, offering quick and effective humidity control. This ensures the resident keeps the optimum environment in the home to avoid condensation forming, thus helping maintain good IAQ.