Improving the air quality in schools with the VORTICE Vario

  • 1 Oct 2021

The long established Vario fan by VORTICE is a popular choice in schools. This is due to its ease and variety of installation options. It can be used with a selection of sensors, including a CO2 sensor. This ensures the fan extracts appropriately to deal with the amount of CO2 within the room – a hot topic at the moment especially in school environments.

Classrooms in England are currently under the spotlight from the Department for Education (DfE). The DfE is spending around £25m providing better ventilation for classrooms, including providing state schools with CO2 sensors.

Research suggests poor light levels, the wrong temperatures, humidity, air pollution and CO2, can all impair learning. More importantly, studies suggest high rates of carbon dioxide are known to cause drowsiness, loss of concentration and headaches.



Vario is a reversible axial fan, providing fresh air into the building and extracting the stale air. The units come comes in 6”, 9” and 12” sizes, with a series of installation options, making it popular among specifiers and contractors.  Other than CO2, the fans are controllable by a series of sensors such as PIR, humidity sensor and temperature. 

Jennifer Quinn, Marketing Manager, says: “Ventilation that ensures adequate air exchange makes it possible to breathe clean air at home, in the office or in any other enclosed space, which is essential for the health of the inhabitants. 

“An adequate ventilation rate can dilute the concentration of pollutants like viruses and CO2 levels.”

For more information on the Vario or any of Vortice’s commercial fan ranges, visit www.vortice.ltd.uk

VORTICE recently launched new branding, reinforcing the group strategic transformation – click here for more info.


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Eastern Avenue,
Burton on Trent,
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