PureAir Home PIV rids bungalow of severe condensation

A PureAir Home from Vent-Axia has solved the problem of condensation for a couple in Shropshire. The Vent-Axia PureAir Home Positive Input Ventilation unit (PIV) was installed in Mr and Mrs Hopkins’ two-bedroom bungalow in Shrewsbury. Built in 1982, the couple moved into the bungalow two years ago but had a problem with condensation from the start. The couple tried using the trickle vents in the PVC double glazing to combat the condensation, but this did not work. The condensation problem in the home was so severe that Bruce Hopkins became fed up wiping the windows with kitchen roll every morning. The couple would also open the windows to increase ventilation, but this made the bungalow cold. 


Due to the condensation problem, Bruce bought a humidistat, which showed that the humidity in the property was 80%. Bruce was determined to find a solution and researched how to rid a home of condensation. He discovered that PIV was the solution and visited his local electrical wholesaler, Alert Electrical, to buy one. Since Bruce already had a Vent-Axia extractor fan in his bathroom, he chose a Vent-Axia PureAir Home. He arranged for an electrician to install the unit and within two days of the installation, the condensation disappeared. To Bruce’s surprise, when he checked the humidistat the humidity in the home had dropped to 40%. Since the installation of the PIV, the house has been condensation-free.  


“Severe condensation was an ongoing problem in our home, which I was determined to solve. After researching, the Vent-Axia PureAir Home PIV unit seemed the ideal solution. Since we installed it, we sleep better, feel warmer, and our clothes are dryer. Before this PIV, everything felt a little damp. The printer paper had waves in it. Now nothing. The air quality is much better too. My wife and I would like to thank Vent-Axia for this product as it has really changed our lives,” says Bruce.


The PureAir Home was installed in the loft. Air is drawn into the PureAir Home unit via the loft from outside, and incoming air is filtered via the high-grade ISO ePM10 (G4) or optional upgrade ePM2.5 (F7) filters, removing nasty contaminates before gently introducing it into the habitable areas of the property. The diffuser directs the airflow upwards, where the incoming air mixes with the warm air that gathers at ceiling height. The airflow can be adjusted to meet the needs of a property. This means that when Bruce and Llin extend their home in the near future, the airflow can be changed to meet the property’s new needs, ensuring condensation will not return.


The PureAir Home PIV offers whole-house air purification and humidity control. Designed to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) and prevent moisture build-up, the PureAir Home offers a highly effective solution to control condensation and mould, as well as offering high levels of air filtration. The PureAir Home reduces the risk of health issues in the home by improving IAQ and quickly eradicating conditions that lead to mould growth and associated health issues such as asthma and itchy skin. Providing fresh, tempered air into the home that is drier than the inside air, the PureAir Home creates an indoor environment where condensation and mould find it hard to exist, benefiting occupants and avoiding the damaging effects on the building. 


Boasting quick and simple installation, the PIV unit is highly energy efficient, unobtrusive, near silent and helps provide a healthy environment. The PureAir Home’s discreet diffuser features Smart Air technology, which increases airflow performance by 10% but at a lower noise level than traditional diffuser designs, whilst allowing control over airflow direction. SmartSense control allows a quick and accurate set-up, alongside an automatic summer shut-off that stops hot air from coming back into the property. 


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