British ventilation manufacturer, Vent-Axia, has announced that it has won an award in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2019 competition for its PureAir Sense, the UK’s only bathroom fan with Odour Sense Technology. The prestigious accolade, which recognises exceptional innovation and design quality, will be presented to Sussex-based Vent-Axia at an awards ceremony in Essen, Germany in July 2019.
One of the world’s largest design competitions, the Red Dot Award has been providing a platform for designers and companies to assess good design for over 60 years. With the awards programme true to its motto: “In search of good design and innovation”, its jury has individually tested over 5,500 products for the 2019 awards with entries submitted from 55 countries.
Commenting on the success Stephen Totman, product manager at Vent-Axia, said: “We are delighted to win a prestigious Red Dot Award which recognises the outstanding design quality of the PureAir Sense and is an independent validation of the true uniqueness of this fan. Vent-Axia has been leading the way in innovative fan design for over 80 years and we are committed to producing ground-breaking design for years to come.
“As the health implications associated with poor indoor air quality (IAQ) continue to gain coverage in the media consumers are demanding more effective ventilation in their homes. The launch of the UK Government’s Clean Air Strategy has further increased this focus. As a result, consumers are demanding sophisticated ventilation that will help improve IAQ making the PureAir Sense an attractive option for households.”
Vent-Axia beat stiff competition this year to win an award in the Product Design category at the Red Dot Awards with the quality of entries said to be very high. Designed to improve indoor air quality, the Vent-Axia PureAir Sense is equipped with a pioneering odour sensor that increases airflow when the air in a home is poor, creating a comfortable living environment. If the sensor detects a strong odour, the fan speed increases and quickly extracts the odour to help ensure the air remains fresh.
The Vent-Axia PureAir Sense has whisper quiet operation so households can relax knowing that that they will breathing in healthy air, undisturbed.
Marking the next generation of sophisticated controls, the Vent-Axia PureAir Sense is delivered factory set for continuous operation at low speed with the fan featuring an adjustable timer which can be triggered via a switch live or light sensor. This intuitive sensor recognises room occupancy through light movement and shadows, but it can distinguish between car headlights flashing and people moving about to avoid nuisance running. A delay-on feature can also be set to avoid the fan being triggered in the night during quick bathroom visits. The light sensor also acts as an overrun timer, without having to be controlled through the light switch. This means households with a basic fan can upgrade to a timer fan without having to carry out costly and time-consuming rewiring.
The Vent-Axia PureAir Sense introduces an intelligent, fully automatic humidistat which helps with moisture control. This means the fan learns to run only when it can make a difference to IAQ. Continually monitoring and recording the moisture content the PureAir Sense maps a home’s annual humidity profile. This process enables the fan to run only when it can lower the moisture content in the air, reducing nuisance running and helping ensure a healthy environment.
The fan is also said to be popular with electricians since it is quick and easy to install with the fan delivered with factory settings that will be perfect for the majority of projects. This means the fan install only involves fitting and there is no need for set up. If a customer requires additional customisation, the fan’s features can easily be altered via a user-friendly LED touch panel or a downloadable app on a smart phone.
Finally, to demonstrate our belief in the quality of this fan, the PureAir Sense comes with a seven-year guarantee, so electricians can fit and forget the fan, confident that it will create fewer callbacks. Plus, further adding to install flexibility the PureAir Sense offers a powerful airflow of up to 39l/s which means it can cope with long ducts and bends up to 2m without compromising on ventilation.