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Polypipe Ventilation provides residents with improved home environment control

Polypipe Ventilation, manufacturer of market-leading energy-saving domestic ventilation systems, is pleased to announce the launch of an innovative Silavent air management controller and a range of Domus duct sound attenuators designed to provide residents with greater control and comfort over their indoor environment.

The stylish Silavent AMIE – which stands for air management for indoor environments – controller provides enhanced control of Polypipe’s award-winning Silavent Green Line HRX and HRX2 mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) systems. A compact, wall-mounted unit, AMIE enables the resident to directly manage the humidity and ambient air temperature of their dwelling through two main MVHR functions: extract fan boost speed operation, to help remove humid, unhealthy air; and heat exchanger (summer) bypass to stop the unit from supplying pre-warmed air into the home. This makes AMIE ideal for summer and night time cooling.

There are often times within a domestic property when increased ventilation (boost rate) is required to remove excess humidity and temperature. Silavent AMIE provides the resident with the ability to boost the airflow through the MVHR system either automatically by humidity-level sensing or manually using an external switch or push button. In the case of the latter, the MVHR unit will return to background speed after 15 minutes.

The MVHR unit’s summer bypass facility, which helps prevent homes from overheating during the warmer months – a popular option on the HRX MVHR models – can be more effectively controlled automatically using Silavent AMIE by room temperature sensing or programmed time settings. As households perceive what is a comfortable indoor air environment differently, AMIE very flexibly offers nine easy-to-use pre-set programmes to select from and a further four user-defined bespoke programmes available with clear on screen instructions.

In addition, Silavent AMIE has the option to proactively provide an MVHR filter cleaning reminder every 3,000 hours – approximately four months – and replacement reminder every 9,000 hours, helping to ensure healthy and clean indoor air quality is maintained.

The second most recent key product launch for Polypipe Ventilation is the Domus duct sound attenuators, often referred to as Silencers, which offer improved sound attenuation and thermal insulation.

Domus rigid duct sound attenuators provide a simple, cost-effective solution to reduce nuisance noise from whole-house mechanical ventilation systems that connect to a centralised appliance ducted to a number of different room outlets – such as an MVHR system. They effectively absorb sound over a range of audible frequencies, including traffic noise, noise from the ventilation fan and room-to-room cross talk. Building on the success of previous sound attenuators, the new range provides greater sound attenuation than ever before, reducing noise levels by as much as 50dB – but most importantly, at the audible levels that are most commonly heard about the home.

Incorporating rigid duct sound attenuators into a whole-house system is not only beneficial for home occupants but also helps installers and developers meet Building Regulation recommendations, which advise the system should not produce excessive noise as this may lead to the user adjusting the system detrimentally.

Third-party verified by the Sound Research Laboratories (SRL), the new Domus rigid duct sound attenuators – which are designed for use with Polypipe’s most popular rectangular 204x60mm and 220x90mm duct systems – are also now available for use with Domus Thermal duct insulation. Domus Thermal is a patented insulation system that will not only improve the thermal performance of the system, but also complies with Building Regulation requirements.

Keeping the homeowner’s indoor environment in mind, Polypipe has also manufactured the new Domus duct sound attenuators with Microban-protected foam to protect against microbial growth for a clean and fresh ventilation system.

Polypipe Ventilation has a well-deserved reputation for quality, supported by excellent technical support. It is well placed to offer immediate, practical solutions to Building Regulations Parts F & L. It continues to provide differentiated solutions in the private and social housing sectors, transforming the way developers, specifiers, installers, home owners and distributors meet emerging environmental standards.

For more information, please go to polypipe.com/ventilation or contact Polypipe Ventilation on 08443 715523.

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