Normal everyday living generates a high amount of indoor air pollutants such as particles shed from pets, moisture from bathing, cooking and washing, toxins from cleaning supplies, perfumes and deodorants and dust mites. It is essential to the fabric of the building, and the health of the occupants, that these pollutants are diluted and removed to provide a good indoor air quality. In 2008, research by the NHBC Foundation found alink between poor indoor air quality and poor health, citing a range of conditions such as asthma, heart disease and lung disease.
In energy efficient, airtight homes, a good indoor air quality is reliant on the ventilation system installed. For any ventilation system to be fully effective it must offer long term efficiency. This will rely on the right system design for the property and faultless installation and commissioning. It will also be dependent on sufficient understanding of the correct operation of the system. This is especially true for continuous mechanical extract (MEV) and continuous mechanical supply and extract with heat recovery (MVHR), where concerns over running costs could tempt the homeowner to over-ride the settings, unknowingly reducing the indoor air quality and causing problems.
With style and performance key considerations, Rytons has developed the Controllable LookRyt AirCore range of draught reducing ventilators for background room ventilation. Easy to install through a 125mm diameter core drilled hole, this range of retro-fitted vents features an internal panel with a revolutionary design. Unlike standard hit and miss grilles, the controllable LookRyt internal grille has venting slots sitting around the rear of a flat face plate. This design gives a multi-directional air flow, allowing air to disperse evenly into the room to diffuse damaging moist air particles and other pollutants, while significantly reducing draughts. If required, the airflow is easily adjusted by the simple push/pull or tilt action of the internal face plate. The face plate may also be wallpapered or painted in any colour to blend in with the room décor for a more discreet appearance.
All Rytons background ventilators for habitable rooms have verifiable equivalent areas to comply with the Building Regulations Part F, have no running costs and only require maintenance as minimal as occasionally checking and wiping down the internal and external grilles.
Natural ventilation is a simple, efficient answer to background ventilation it is easy to design, easy to install, cost effective and easily operated by the people who have
to live with it.
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