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Why Retrofit? The Future of Ventilation Solutions.

Why Retrofit? The Future of Ventilation Solutions.

By EnviroVent Apr 12, 2012

Did you know that homes account for 25% of the nation’s carbon output? Just imagine if that number was significantly reduced, our environment would be a lot better off. That’s why the UK government has set itself an ambitious goal to try and achieve an 80% reduction in carbon emissions by 2050. At EnviroVent, we are doing our bit towards making this goal achievable.

Consider this; although today’s Building Regulations encourage new homes to be energy efficient, it leads us to ask what about Britain’s older, leaky properties? Surely their construction methods, completely different to the modern agenda, allow for energy to be wasted?  Out of the 4.8 million houses built before 1919, a surprising 254,000 form part of the country’s social housing stock!

Today, local authorities and housing associations have to work to tight budgets, whilst still being expected to achieve the same standard. Strapped for cash Asset Managers are left with a dilemma of long-term investment verses limited funds. When it comes to essential maintenance, just where do you draw the line?

There is the old adage, “If you buy cheap, you pay twice” and, in this age of uncertainty, it is sound advice. In terms of retrofit ventilation, paying a little more for a product which is energy efficient and built to last (preferably one which is backed-up by a long term guarantee) should in theory save you money for many years to come.

Through the use of the newest and most innovative technologies, best practice retrofitting will be shared to demonstrate how the UK will meet the Government's target of an 80% reduction in carbon emissions… and it just so happens that EnviroVent has been selected in a number of schemes across the country to significantly reduce CO2 emissions and save money on fuel bills for residents.

What types of ventilation solutions have retrofit capabilities?

Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) is a whole house ventilation system, which works by delivering fresh, filtered air into a property at a continuous rate. Ideal for small or large retrofit schemes, this method of ventilation is good news for those trying to juggle a tight budget. This is because PIV offers a very cost effective solution; it is is quick and easy to install and it will gently ventilate a property all year round, eliminating condensation and mould problems. Furthermore, this type of ventilation is exceptionally energy efficient, saving up to 10% of annual heating costs! And if that wasn’t enough, it can offer significant health benefits to sufferers of respiratory problems such as asthma.

EnviroVent has a wide range of energy efficient applications to suit every domestic requirement, from Mechanical Extract Ventilation to Heat Recovery Systems, offering the lowest lifecycle costs whilst minimising carbon emissions.

Want to learn more about combating carbon emissions and saving on fuel bills?
Call us on 0845 27 27 807 to find out how our innovative ventilation technologies can help you save money in the long term.