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Silent 100 Design White Bathroom Fan with Adjustable Timer IP45 Quiet Toilet Fan SILDES100T

Model No. SILD10TW by: EnviroVent
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This is a Silent 100 Design white bathroom / toilet fan IP45 rated with an adjustable timer. This Envirovent SILDES100T fan is part of the range of 100mm domestic axial extractor fans for wall or ceiling installations, designed to solve ventilation problems in utility rooms and bathrooms. Fitted with motors mounted on silent elastic blocks, the fans deliver incredibly silent running and exceptional performance with stylish features.

The SILENT 100 Design is an innovative domestic axial extract fan designed to offer a low level of noise supplied in a 230V format suitable for small rooms and bathrooms. The fan is fitted with a neon light, backdraught shutter and airflow guide vanes as standard.

Applications: the SILENT 100 Design with adjustable timer can be wall or ceiling mounted to meet the Building Regulations - Part F (England), Scottish Building Regulations.

This particular fan - the Envirovent SILDES100T in White - is a Silent 100 Design Fan with adjustable ajudstable timer, in a white finish.

Envirovent Silent 100 Design Fan with Timer - Features

  • It is sealed for life ball bearings.
  • It has silent elastic blocks. 
  • This fan has an IP rating of IP44. 
  • The backdraught shutter and the airflow guide vanes are standard. 
  • It has an incredibly silent running. 
  • It offers significant energy savings and it has a very high performance.
  • It fully complies with the building regulations. 
  • It comes with a five year guarantee.
  • Elegant fan for any modern bathroom. 
  • Whisper-quiet noise levels of only 26.5 dB(A).
  • Incredible low power consumption of only 8 Watts.
  • Suitable for wall and ceiling installations. 
  • Standard Thermal Overload Protection (S.T.O.P).
  • It can extract air directly to the outside or via an individual ducted system.
  • It has an adjustable timer: After disconnection, shut off time can be delayed between 1 and 30 minutes. 
  • Warranty: this fan comes with a 5-year manufacturer warranty.

Silent 100 Design White Fan with Timer - Technical

  • It has a neon light. 
  • Sealed for life ball bearings
  • Silent elastic blocks. 
  • Finish: white. 
  • Speed: 2400rpm
  • Wattage: 8W
  • Voltage: 230V 50Hz
  • Airflow: 22 l/s (m3/h) / 80 l/s (m3/h)
  • Silent fan: only 26.5db(A) @ 3m.
  • Weight: 0.65kg
  • IP rating: IP45 rated
  • Duct: 100mm / 4 inch ducting.
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 188mm face width/length, max. 84.6mm depth/ 79mm duct depth, 129mm total depth (with the front plage), 98.9mm diameter ducting.
  • Do not install near sources of heat in excess of 40°C
  • Position the fan at the furthest distance from the main source of air replacement in the room in order to achieve maximum airflow performance.
  • Warranty: this fan comes with a 5-year manufacturer warranty.
  • Full installation guide is enclosed with all products
  • The motor is a 230V 50Hz or A/C motor, which is assembled on silent elastic blocks and fitted with ball bearings for enhanced working life. 
  • The fan: The impeller is axial flow type.
  • Servicing: The extract fan only requires periodical cleaning using a cloth impregnated with a soft detergent.
Technical Features
Airflow 22 l/s (80 m3/h)
Colour white
Construction ABS thermoplastic
Ducting 100mm
IP Rating IP45
Max. Operating Temperature 40 deg C
Power 8W
Sound Output 26.5 dB(A) at 3m
Voltage 230V

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What to Look For when Buying a Bathroom / Toilet Ventilation Fan

In our > 20 years of experience in selling electrical products for both domestic and commercial use, we have encountered a lot of questions from our customers both online and in our shop. Many of these questions are related to the choosing of the right bathroom ventilation fan. What does one need to know about the bathroom fan which he needs to install at home? What features he needs to make sure it has, so that he would have the latest in technology and in aspect? We asked our consultants on the counter here in our showroom in Archway and we checked the questions you have asked us online, and we compiled a list of such questions below. The Size of the Bathroom Fan The size of the bathroom or toilet fan matters. In general, for the domestic use people need mainly the 4 inch fan, 100 mm diameter (the extracting diameter / duct). The front lid / the grill is in general max. 158 x 158 mm - small, not taking too much space in the bathroom. The Fan Must have a Timer Many times we forget to turn off the light in the bathroom, and it is the same with the fan - it is better to make sure that the bathroom fan turns itself off in 2-3 minutes after you leave the bathroom. The timer module is many times incorporated into the fan, and it can be set up to the time lag desired. How Quiet is the Fan? It is very important to have a quiet fan, so quiet that you cannot even hear it! Some fans are so loud that you hate being in the bathroom with them running in the background :( while others like Airflow QT100T and Envirovent SIL100T are as quiet as 26.5dB(A) at 3m - you can barely hear the fan extracting the air! How Far is the Ducting? If the ducting needs to be longer than 3 meters, you will need a different fan with a stronger power of extraction. But in general, for domestic or regular office bathroom/toilet needs with ducting up to 3m (the length of the ducting until the outside / the central ventilation system). Ducting can also be purchased via Sparks. What is the Cheapest 100mm Toilet Fan? Many customers ask this question, and on our website, we have the PRO100T from Envirovent (100mm diameter, with a timer included). It is not the quietest among them all, but it is definitely the cheapest and most popular one! For those who are looking to invest in a quiet fan with a stylish look, the SIL100T and QT100T are the first choices. Extra: Dust Free Grill Dust tends to accumulate on the grill of the fan, and with time and use the fan needs to be gently wiped with a clean cloth (see the instructions included in the package). If you are looking for a fan that has a dust-free grill (no dust accumulating as time goes by) check out the Envirovent SILD10TW. It always stays clean! Was the above information useful? Do you have any other questions regarding the Bathroom Fans? Let us know in the comments.

Bathroom Extractor Fan Comparison: the Silent Design 100 vs the Silhouette S100

Today we are putting two bathroom fans against one another. We have a lot of ventilation fans in-store, but they're not all intended for the same purpose - some fans are more equal than others. Note: the Silhouette S100 range is no longer available on our website; see the full Envirovent range we currently distribute. A bathroom fan needs to have a great extraction rate to fight condensation, odours, and the formation of allergens (particularly mould). It ought to be quiet enough to run in the middle of the night without waking everyone up, and with the drive to save energy, it should consume as little energy as possible. The Silhouette S100 and the Silent Design 100 are similarly priced - but which of them offers more value for money? Bathrom Extractor Fans Comparison Silhouette S100 Silent Design 100 Ducting size 100mm 100mm Power Consumption 16W 8W Airflow 26 litres/sec 22 litres/sec Noise 37 dB(A) 26.5 dB(A) IP Rating IPx4 IP45 Operation Manual switch Manual switch and timer Integral Timer No Yes The Results The S100 fan is more suited to bathrooms and utility rooms whereas the Silent Design 100 is drip-proof, consumes less power with an 8W motor and integral timer operation, and is - well, almost silent. For intermittent ventilation in a domestic bathroom, this is the clear option. However, the S100 has a slightly higher extraction rate - and if you remember this video, you might recall that the Silent Design 100's flat cover is a natural enemy of the extractor fan - or at least it would be, if not for the curved design of the cover that counteracts the effect. As listed, both these items exceed the extract ventilation rates mandated by the Building Regulations ADF (2010).It should be noted that the Silhouette S100 can be expanded at a little extra cost to include more features than the Silent Design 100, but it runs a higher cost. A timer model, for example, runs to approx. £37 + VAT, but more options are available including motion sensing and humidity-regulating models.In comparison, a humidity-sensing model of the Silent Design 100 costs £57 + VAT. If you need more granular control options, for example in office buildings and commercial properties, this is the model of choice.Note: all the Envirovent extractor fans can be found on our website; see this link for the latest offering.

How to Choose the Right Ventilation Fan at Home (Manrose Guide)

When it comes to domestic ventilation, we all need help; thanks to Manrose, we now have a guide on, How to Choose a Ventilation Fan at Home. We read their guide and we would like to present the main points recommended by this ventilation fans manufacturer as it relates to ventilation at home. Ventilation is absolutely necessary, and it is good to know the following matters related to ventilation at home:What are the Problems caused by Poor or No Ventilation?What do Regulations say about Ventilation at Home?Where should we Install a Ventilation Fan at home?What Ventilation Fan is Required for the Minimum Air Changes Required per Hour?How to Choose the Right Ventilation Fan at HomeWhat options are there for Ventilation at Home?What are the Problems caused by Poor or No Ventilation?If the ventilation fans are not working or nonexistent, or if there is poor ventilation in a home, there are a few problems that may arise. First, there is the stale air which we all hate. Stale air can be caused by things such as cooking smells, odours remaining in the bathroom, a general lack of ventilation around the house, smoking, and a damp atmosphere. Stale air is not good for health and is very unpleasant to breathe.Stale air can cause a certain level of discomfort and poses a risk of respiratory illness and general poor health. Condensation is another problem caused by poor ventilation at home. When the steam from the kitchen or the bathroom spreads in the house and finds cooler surfaces around the house, there is condensation. We may try to conserve heat by sealing the windows and keeping them closed, therefore reducing natural ventilation; this causes more condensation. The consequences of condensation in a home include mould growth, peeling wallpaper, and even severe structural damage such as wood rot or dampness. What do Regulations say about Ventilation at Home?According to the Building Regulations Document F1 (2006 Edition), we know the importance of ventilation. Furthermore, these regulations stipulate that mechanical ventilation must be installed in kitchens, bathrooms (or showers), and toilets. The ventilation fans installed need to meet or exceed the current Building Regulations so that humidity is removed at the source before it can reach the cooler part of the dwelling. In particular, what is recommended and even required by the Building Regs are as follows:Intermittent fans - they operate on an "as required" basis and are turned on or off with the light switch or via other control (such as a pull cord switch). These are the regular fans installed on the wall or ceiling that provide high extraction for a short period of time when turned on. In the bathroom or shower room, the regulations require a fan capable of extracting min. 15 litres per second when installed. In a toilet, separate from a bathroom, the regulations require a fan capable of extracting a minimum of 6 litres per second when installed. In the kitchen, the regulations require a fan capable of extracting min. 60 litres per second when installed. And in the utility rooms, the regulations require a fan capable of extracting min. 30 litres per second when installed. Continuous Fans - they work all the time to extract excess moisture and stale air at low extraction rates throughout the day, and they have a boost function when humidity levels rise. They are becoming more common, for they ensure better indoor air quality while using less energy than intermittent fans, thus being more cost-effective to run. The Regulations regarding these in terms of air extraction rates are as follows: in the bathroom or shower room - min. 8 litres per second, in the toilet (separate from a bathroom) min. 6 litres per second, in the kitchen - min. 13 litres per second, and in utility rooms - max. 8 litres per second.Buy Manrose 100mm Bathroom FanWhere should we Install a Ventilation Fan at home?The location of the ventilation fan is very important; it is of utmost importance to site the fan correctly. A ventilation fan needs to be always sited in the furthest window or wall from the main source of air replacement in order to avoid short-circuiting the airflow. Also, it needs to be located as high as possible in the window or wall nearest to smells or steam, but not directly above eye-level grills or cooker hoods. If a room in the house contains a gas boiler or any other fuel-burning device with a non-balanced flue, it is imperative that there's enough replacement air to prevent fumes from being drawn down the flue when the fan is extracting to its utmost capacity. Furthermore, according to the IEE Regulations in the UK, conventional mains voltage fans in a bathroom or shower must be located in places where they cannot be touched by a person using the bath or the shower, as well as away from any water spray. SELV fans (Safety Extra Low Voltage Fans, 12V fans) are specifically designed for safe ventilation of toilets, bathrooms, and shower rooms. They can be fitted within the area with splashing water (see their full specs) without any risk of electric shock. Buy Envirovent Design 100 Bathroom FanWhat Ventilation Fan is Required for the Minimum Air Changes Required per Hour?When considering where and what fan to install in a particular room at home, we need to know what is the minimum air changes required per hour. In order to calculate the correct air changes required for a room, you need to know the room volume in cubic metres, which is basically the length x width x height of the room, which needs to be multiplied by the number of air changes required. According to the current Building Regulations, here are the minimum air changes required per hour:Bathroom & Shower Rooms - 3 air changes/hBedrooms - 2 air changes/hCafés - 10 air changes/hCanteens - 8 air changes/hCellars - 3 air changes/hChanging Rooms with Showers - 15 air changes/hConference Rooms - 8 air changes/hGarages - 6 air changes/hHairdressing Salons - 10 air changes/hHalls & Landings - 3 air changes/hHospital Rooms - 4 air changes/hLaundries & Launderettes - 10 air changes/hLiving & Other Domestic Rooms - 3 air changes/hMeeting Rooms - 4 air changes/hOffices - 6 air changes/hRestaurants & Bars - 6 air changes/hSchool Rooms - 2 air changes/hShops - 8 air changes/hSports Facilities - 6 air changes/hStore Room - 3 air changes/hToilets – Domestic - 3 air changes/hToilets – Public - 10 air changes/hUtility Rooms - 15 air changes/hWorkshops - 6 air changes/hHow to Choose the Right Ventilation Fan at HomeIn light of all the requirements and specifications above, we need to find out in particular how to choose the right ventilation fan at home. When we choose the right ventilation fan, we need to bear in mind the types of air extractor fans and the types of switching/turning on for the fans available. Buy Airflow Quietair Bathroom FanType of Air Extractor Fan for HomeAxial Fans - the axial fans are designed to move air over short distances of up to 2m ducting. For example, you need an axial fan if you install it on the wall, the window, or the ceiling and the exit is straight through or the ducting is under 2m long. The axial fans come in 4-inch (100mm, the most popular ones), 5-inch (125mm), 6-inch (150mm), and larger sizes.Centrifugal Fans - these are designed to move air over longer distances, performing well against the pressure caused by longer lengths of ducting and resistance by grilles. They are not as popular as the axial fans but sometimes are recommended to use. When ducting vertically, it is recommended that a condensation trap is used. Type of Switching On/off for the Ventilation FansStandard ventilation fans: the standard model fans are wired to the wall switch for remote switching through either a wall light or a separate switch. They are the most common ones. Timer ventilation fans: the timer models have a built-in adjustable time delay operated by the light switch. The time delay can be adjusted at installation, and these are suitable for locations where you need some extra ventilation even after the light is turned off. Pull-cord ventilation fans: the pull-cord fans have a pull-cord switch to be turned on/off when needed via this means. Humidity ventilation fans: the humidity models with built-in adjustable sensor turns the fan on when a certain threshold of humidity is sensed. They are automatically turned ON or OFF when the humidity sensor detects the humidity levels. PIR or Microwave Sensor ventilation fans: the PIR models are sensitive to movement. When someone enters the room, the fan turns on, and when presence is not detected, it is turned off.What options are there for Ventilation at Home?On our website, we have a wide range of ventilation systems available, and the three main manufacturers we distribute are Airflow, Manrose, and Envirovent. For further information concerning what ventilation fan you require at home, do not hesitate to contact us. You can also visit the dedicated sections for Airflow Extractor Fans, Manrose Extractor Fans, and Envirovent Extractor Fans.

How To Pick An Extractor Fan For Your Bathroom

If you're like most people, you probably don't give much thought to the extractor fan in your bathroom. But if you're considering renovating your bathroom, or just want to make sure your extractor fan is in good working order, it's worth taking a closer look at these handy little appliances. In this blog post, we'll take a look at what factors you should consider when choosing an extractor fan for your bathroom and share the types of extractor fans on the market today. So whether you're looking for a new extractor fan or just want to better understand what's available, read on for more information!What Is An Extractor Fan And What Does It Do?An extractor fan is a device that helps to remove stale air from a room and circulate fresh air. They are commonly used in bathrooms and kitchens, as these are the rooms where bad smells are most likely to build up. Extractor fans work by drawing air out of the room and into a duct system, through which it is then expelled outdoors. This process helps to prevent odours from lingering in the room, and it also helps to keep the air in the room fresh and free from pollutants. In addition to helping to improve indoor air quality, extractor fans can also help to reduce moisture levels in a room, which can prevent mould and mildew from developing. As a result, extractor fans are an essential component of any home that wants to maintain a healthy indoor environment.Types Of Extractor FansThere are three main types of extractor fans available on the market, each with its own unique set of benefits and for specific locations and uses. The best extractor fan for you will largely depend on the area you install it in, and the volume of moisture that will need to be extracted. Buy Airflow iCON15 Extractor FanInline Extractor FansInline extractor fans are those which sit within the run of ducting, often in the loft space or ceiling void. Because they are less visible, many people believe that they are a better option for installations where long duct runs are necessary or for areas where large amounts of airflow are required, such as in kitchens or large bathrooms. Inline extractor fans can provide a much greater extraction rate, making them ideal for locations where serious condensation or mould problems might be an issue. Ultimately, this type of fan can be a great choice for anyone who needs to remove large amounts of moisture from their bathroom quickly and efficiently.Axial Extractor FansAxial extractor fans are designed for installation directly through an external wall, or in the ceiling on a very short duct run. Most people will picture an axial fan when they think of a bathroom extractor fan. However, axial extractor fans tend to be less powerful than inline and centrifugal extractor fans. Due to this, they shouldn't be used for situations where ducting will run over 2 metres. But, they should be more than up to the job for a standard-sized family bathroom. So, if you're looking for a dependable and easy-to-install extractor fan, an axial model might be the right choice for you.Centrifugal Extractor FansWhen it comes to bathroom extractor fans, centrifugal fans are far more powerful than your average axial fan. Centrifugal fans work by drawing air into the fan intake and then extracting it at a 90-degree angle. This allows for greater pressure to be generated, making it ideal for long duct runs. If you have a bathroom with no external walls, a centrifugal fan is your best bet for ensuring proper airflow. In addition, centrifugal fans often include more switching and operating options than other types of fans. So if you're looking for a fan that can withstand heavy use and get the job done right, a centrifugal fan is your best bet. How To Pick The Right Extractor FanWhat's the point of having an extractor fan in your bathroom if it's not going to do its job properly? Whether you're looking to replace an old extractor fan or install one for the first time, it's important to choose the right model for your needs. However, if you’re short on time and are looking for the top extractor fans collection, take a look at this top-notch collection of Airflow extractor fans that are sure to be the best fit for your bathroom! This guide will help you figure out which extractor fan is right for you and what to look for. So, whether your bathroom is plagued by unpleasant odours or just needs some extra ventilation, read on!Buy Manrose XF150AP kitchen extractor fanOperating StyleWhen considering which bathroom extractor fan to buy, it's important to think about how you want it to operate. Do you want to turn it on manually, or have it set to turn on automatically when someone enters the room? Some fans have timers, so they'll turn off a set time after the lights. Finally, some extractor fans have a Passive Infrared Sensor (PIR) that detects moisture in the air and will turn the fan on and off accordingly. So, operating style is definitely something to consider when making your purchase.Air Exchange RateThe air extraction rate is an important factor to consider when looking for the best bathroom extractor fan. This rate is measured in 'Litres per Second' (l/s) or 'Metres Cubed per Hour' (m³/hr) and refers to the amount of air that the fan can remove when operational. Building regulations state that a fan must be able to extract a minimum of 15L/s in a standard domestic bathroom, so most models will have this covered. However, for larger or well-used bathrooms, a higher extraction rate might be necessary.Fixed Vs Gravity GrillesFixed grilles are attached to the wall or ceiling and do not move. This makes them quieter than gravity grilles, which have slats that open and close during the extraction process. However, because they are not constantly moving, air can sometimes seep through the slots in a fixed grille. Gravity grilles, on the other hand, are designed to prevent backdrafts when not in use. But because they are constantly moving, they can be noisier than fixed grilles—especially if they are located beneath a bedroom window. So which is the best type of bathroom extractor fan for you? It depends on your needs and preferences. If you want a quiet fan, go for a fixed grille. But if you're more concerned about preventing backdrafts, then a gravity grille might be a better choice.Decibel LevelYou might not realise it, but some extractor fans can be pretty noisy. This can definitely be an issue, especially if the noise is loud enough to disturb your neighbours. Or, if you have children and tend to shower after their bedtimes. Additionally, if you are susceptible to noise yourself, then you know how big of an inconvenience this can be. But did you know that there are many low-noise models available? In fact, most manufacturers provide a decibel level so that you have an idea of how noisy the unit is. The Best Place To Put An Extractor FanThe ideal place for your bathroom extractor fan depends on your specific type of fan and the bathroom zones it is compatible with. Read on to get an idea about the different bathroom zones in the UK and which type of bathroom fan to place there. Buy Envirovent Silent 100 Design bathroom fan with TimerZone 0Zone 0 is the area inside a bath, basin, or shower. Any electrical fittings or appliances used in this zone must be low voltage (12 volts or less) and fully protected against partial or complete immersion in water. This means they have an IPX7 rating or higher. So, when choosing an extractor fan for your bathroom, be sure to check the ratings of the fans that are safe for Zone 0.Zone 1 And Zone 2Zone 1 and zone 2 are critical areas in a bathroom where water-resistant fittings are essential to avoid any possible damage. Any fittings used in zone 1 and zone 2 of a bathroom must be rated IPx4 or higher, which means they can withstand water spray from all directions. This includes the area above the bathtub or shower. There are two types of bathroom fans that can be used in Zones 1 and 2. The first type is a SELV fan, which uses a transformer to reduce the voltage from 240v to 12v. These types of fans are safe to use in these zones. The second type of fan that can be used in these zones is any fan that has an IP45 rating. This means that the motor and all other electrical parts are resistant to jets of water from all angles. Both types of fans are safe to use in these zones and will provide adequate ventilation for your bathroom.Zone 3 And OutsideZone 3 is considered to be a safe distance from the principal sources of water, so any extractor fan, regardless of voltage or IP rating, may be installed here. Inline fans are one option and these are installed in the loft space above the bathroom. They are connected to the bathroom via a length of ducting, and the fan itself is housed remotely, outside of the zonal area. This means that inline fans are also suitable for extracting from any bathroom zone. Best Extractor Fan SizeThe size of an extractor fan is important to consider because it will determine the airflow and efficiency of the unit. Most extractor fans come in a standard 4-inch size, which is appropriate for smaller rooms. However, some models offer a 6-inch variant for larger rooms or kitchens. Axial fans may also come in 5-inch versions, while inline fans can be found in sizes up to 8 inches. When it comes to extractor fans, size definitely matters. The main difference between all the different sizes is the extraction rate - the larger the fan blade, the more powerful the fan. If you have a large room, you'll need a bigger fan to get the job done right. So when you're choosing an extractor fan for your home, make sure you pick one that's the right size for the job.ConclusionExtractor fans are a must-have for any bathroom. Not only do they keep your bathroom smelling fresh, but they also help to keep the moisture levels down. In this blog post, we’ve outlined the different types of extractor fans and how to pick the right one for your needs. We’ve also provided some tips on where to put it and what size you need. If you have any questions or want more information, don’t hesitate to contact us. We have a wide selection of extractor fans available and would be happy to help you find the perfect one for your home.

How Ventilation can help Tackle Allergies, Asthma, Hay Fever, and Pet Dander

Asthma is a long-term condition that affects your airways, which transport air in and out of your lungs. Sufferers of asthma have sensitive airways that are inflamed and ready to react when they come into contact with certain airborne particles. When asthma is triggered there will be a varying degree of symptoms. These include the tightening of the airways, so they become more narrow. The lining of these airways will become inflamed and start to swell. This will cause mucus or phlegm build up, further narrowing the airways. This is a very serious ailment that can be fatal, in cases of serious asthma attacks. Three people die every day due to this condition. More people die each year due to asthma than cervical and testicular cancer combined. There is no cure for asthma as of yet - only preventative measures, such as asthma inhalers and medicines. A hugely important role in preventing asthma attacks is identifying what causes them and eliminating these threats. This is partly achieved with quality ventilation that keeps an environment of clean air around sufferers of asthma. There are other serious allergies that are aggravated by poor quality air such as hay fever, eczema and pet dander. In this article, Sparks will examine how ventilation manufacturers have sought to help with the devastating problems caused by asthma and other allergies.What triggers asthma attacks? Practically any airborne particles that irritate the airways can trigger asthma. These can differ from person to person. Certain asthma sufferers will be more susceptible to triggers than others. There are many common causes of asthma triggers around the house. These include: House dust mites. Tobacco smoke. Animal fur. Mould and fungi. Pollen. Humid, dry air. Stress. There are preventative measures needed to stop these triggers, which include medicines, lifestyle advice, and avoiding the triggers altogether. When looking at the list of main factors that cause asthma attacks, it is clear good ventilation is probably the best preventative measure. How ventilation can help prevent asthma and eczema: tackling dust mites Dust mites are the primary trigger for asthma sufferers. Researchers estimate they may cause up to 80% off all asthma attacks, as well as countless cases of eczema. Eczema is a condition that causes your skin to become itchy, red, dry and cracked. It is a chronic condition for most people who have it. As you may be able to infer from their name, dust mites thrive in dusty, unclean environments. Their main breeding ground is in unwashed bedding and unclean carpets. Their only source of water is from the air so they can only live in areas where humidity is relatively high. The higher the levels of humidity, the easier it is for them to breed. The fastest and most efficient way to reduce the population of dust mites in your home is by providing great ventilation. Envirovent sells a range of ventilation systems for all areas of your home. They are best situated to combat dust mites anywhere where there is bedding, curtains and carpets. Their ventilation systems provide constant fresh air to decrease humidity levels within the home. Controlling dust mite population will help asthma and dust mite sufferers alike breathe far easier. There are other simple methods for getting rid of dust mites: Wash your bed linen every week at 60 degrees. Use specially designed 'allergy' covers for your pillows, duvet, and mattresses. Clean and vacuum your home on a regular basis. Allow fresh air in through the windows Consider installing a whole-house ventilation system to supply a continuous source of fresh, filtered clean air. By keeping your home well ventilated you are driving humidity levels down. This decreases the dust mite population of your house: a strong step in tackling asthma and eczema triggers.Envirovent Fans at Sparks How ventilation can help tackle hay fever Hay fever is a widespread allergy which affects approximately 1 in 5 people in the UK and is caused by an allergic reaction to pollen in the air. Hay fever is normally associated with grass or hay pollen, the most common being grass pollen. Grass pollen tends to affect people each year from late spring to early summer. Of course, grass pollen is not the sole cause of hay fever by any means. Tree pollen usually triggers reactions in sufferers from early spring to late spring. Meanwhile, nettles and docks (weed pollen) pollinate from early spring until early autumn. This means summer is not an exclusive season where hay fever symptoms may hit. Due to its seasonal nature. hay fever is also known as seasonal allergic rhinitis. It is made more manageable than asthma as its triggers can be predicted by the time of year. The main symptoms of hay fever are: An itchy nose. Watering eyes. An itchy throat. A blocked nose. Unusual amounts of sneezing. Headaches. An aching face. The symptoms will vary from person to person, and some sufferers may have it ‘easier’ than others, for instance, if they only get watering eyes and a slightly blocked nose. However, for others, the symptoms may be so severe that they will affect their sleep patterns and interfere with their education or work. The main demographic affected by hay fever are children and teenagers. Thankfully, much of the time the condition improves or simply goes away. Unfortunately, if you have one allergy you are more likely to suffer from others. If you have asthma or eczema, there is an increased chance you will develop hay fever (and vice versa). A reliable factor in combating hay fever is the same for asthma and eczema: quality ventilation. Check out Envirovent’s Silent: a range of quiet, eco-friendly extract fans that can placed virtually anywhere indoors.Buy Ventilation Fans at Sparks How ventilation can help tackle pet dander Over half the UK’s households have a pet. Unfortunately, allergies to our furry friends are very common, as there are 4.8 million estimated sufferers in the UK. ‘Pet dander’ describes the dead skin cells that animals naturally shed from their bodies. The flakes of skin are triggers which can cause an allergic reaction in some people. Those who are allergic to pet dander often suffer from the following symptoms: Itchy eyes. Constant sneezing. Nasal congestion. Wheezing. Pet allergens are tough to deal with due to their shape and size. They can easily embed themselves in bedding, fabrics, and furniture. The following precautions may help with pet dander: Replace carpets with laminated or hardwood floors. Switch curtains for blinds. Make areas such as your bedroom ‘pet-free zones’. Always wash your hands after interacting with your pet. Regularly clean the rooms where your pet sleeps. Keep your home well-ventilated and do not allow dust to accumulate.Airflow Fans at Sparks How to prevent ‘Toxic Home Syndrome’ impacting your health Professional Electrician published an article on all these pollutants, which can combine to cause ‘Toxic Home Syndrome’. They advised on Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) as a ‘whole home’ solution. They also recommended de-centralised mechanical extract fans (dMEV) as a: quiet and unobtrusive ventilation option (that)… extracts moist air that causes condensation and mould, and replaces it with clean, fresh air that is circulated internally. Both MVHR and dMEV solutions are available through Sparks, including Envirovent’s many efficient ventilation products.


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