STIEBEL ELTRON UK has today unveiled a new, high-quality, easy to install, decentralised ventilation unit which can significantly reduce the presence of mould in residential buildings.

STIEBEL ELTRON UK has today unveiled a new, high-quality, easy to install, decentralised ventilation unit which can significantly reduce the presence of mould in residential buildings.

The leading supplier of renewable heating products and technology has launched the VLR 70 L Trend EU decentralised ventilation unit, which automatically ventilates a property to reduce moisture in the building and improve Indoor Air Quality (IAQ).

Providing convenient ventilation to homes, the system supplies fresh air to up to 100m² of living space, while recovering as much as 90 percent of heat from the air exchange.

The system can play a vital role in minimising pollutants in the home, as well as removing stale air, which can positively impact those with allergies while also significantly reducing the presence of mould.

Stale air can result in residents feeling lethargic and sluggish, while air pollutants and moisture in homes can have serious implications for a person’s health and the fabric of a building. 

Generally, optimum temperatures for house or apartment dwellings are said to be between 19 and 23°C, while humidity should stand at between 40 and 50 percent and not sink below 30 percent or rise above 60 percent in heated rooms. 

Meanwhile, CO2 content of the air should be as low as possible, with fresh outdoor air containing around 300 to 400 CO2 ppm.

Ideal for ventilating living, working, and sleeping areas, as well as working in conjunction with extract only fans in high humidity rooms such as bathrooms and kitchens, installation sees up to four pairs (8 units) fitted onto external walls which are then wired to a single, central controller. 

Installed in pairs, either in one or adjoining rooms with good airflow between them, one unit will extract whilst the other brings in fresh air, with the units switching several times a minute between each other to allow the heat exchanger to capture energy from the outbound air which is then picked up by the incoming air.

During hot temperatures, a cross ventilation mode can be used to draw fresh air through a property. 

With filters situated on both sides of the unit, VLR 70 L Trend is designed to provide high IAQ alongside low noise emissions as well as a long service life. Additionally, an intensive setting can be used to purge a building’s air after increased occupancy in a property.

As the UK Government places an onus on ensuring that landlords implement measures to deliver good air quality in social housing, VLR 70 L Trend can be a valuable resource in allowing property owners to do so. 

The product’s launch comes at a time when STIEBEL ELTRON UK is experiencing a period of growth, with the company having recently bolstered its workforce by a quarter and committing to the further development of new technologies throughout 2023 and beyond as it champions electricity as the fuel of the future.

As well as investing in the VLR 70 L Trend, STIEBEL ELTRON is investing in its product offering across all areas of the business, from heat pumps to water heaters, from hot water taps to hand dryers.

Established in 2008 in Bromborough, Wirral, STIEBEL ELTRON UK is now a major supplier of renewable heating products. 

Mark McManus, STIEBEL ELTRON UK Managing Director, said: “Considering how much time we spend in our homes, it’s vital that we ensure they are well ventilated with clean, fresh air, not just so we are comfortable but for the health benefits to both ourselves and our buildings.  

“We’ve in recent years how pollutants and mould can have an adverse effect on our quality of life, so we designed a system which will allow users to enjoy a healthy home atmosphere with minimal input. 

“By using automation to monitor air humidity, VLR 70 L Trend does exactly this with an innovative design which does the hard work for residents to deliver the optimum conditions within their homes.”