Condensation control can help common household or domestic damp issues. These concerns can occur in blocks of flats, single households and commercial buildings alike, but is most common in residential buildings. Failing to use effective condensation control methods could cause wider issues for the whole building, but there are simple solutions.
How Does Condensation Appear?
Many properties, especially tenanted flats can suffer from condensation, resulting in black or green mould growth developing on furnishings, clothing and the walls, ceilings and surfaces within the property. This can be a result of poor ventilation throughout the property, meaning that appliances, drying clothes in the house and causes of condensation are not properly accommodated, resulting in a build up.
Mild cases of condensation can be alleviated by the occupants managing the moisture production, ventilation and heating through installing a positive pressure unit. There are plenty of resources available online, including from impartial consumer website Which? to help homeowners with tips for condensation control.
In many cases, modern living styles result in an accumulation of moisture vapour within the property. Combined with poor heating and ventilation arrangements, this creates the ideal conditions for mould to develop and grow. Kenwood PLC are here to help with simple solutions with our high-quality condensation control systems to help you maintain better ventilation within the home.
How Does Condensation Control Work?
To control the condensation within your property, you can use Kenwood’s own condensation control equipment. Our condensation control equipment has been designed to be installed with ventilators, helping to extract further moisture from the property and conveniently control the air circulation.
Kenwood condensation control systems are installed by our own highly trained, damp specialists, with minimum disruption to the occupants. The installation process is usually completed within one day and involves installing the appropriate condensation control unit, in conjunction with passive ventilators where specified.
Preventing damage to the external fabric of the building is a key consideration to freeholders. At Kenwood PLC, we utilise low impact, specialist diamond cutting equipment, designed to prevent damage to external renders and brickwork.
The vents are installed using high-level dust extraction, allowing the property to remain occupied and prevent dust nuisance and minimal disruption during the installation of our condensation control units. Once the equipment is installed, the electrical connection is made, and an electrical certificate will be issued along with our certificate of guarantee. Our condensation control systems utilise low energy technology to ensure minimal operating costs.
Following the installation of our condensation control UK, an improvement in air quality will be immediately apparent and, after around 14 days, the mould will dry to powder which can be removed through washing. Our installations are a cost-effective method of preventing condensation and 0% interest-free credit is available (subject to status).
Reliable Condensation Control Solutions
In order to provide a reliable, effective solution to our customers damp and moisture problems, especially in tenanted properties where the owner does not occupy the residence, the most effective methods of condensation control UK are to improve the air quality by removing the damp laden air and ensuring a supply of fresh, filtered air into the property.
Kenwood PLC has a range of systems for condensation control UK, from simple extractor ventilators, single room solutions, incorporating heat recovery ventilators, to full positive pressure units and ventilation systems, which displace and dilute moisture-laden air and ensure air circulation within the property.
This provides the optimum distribution point for the incoming air, and installed in conjunction with Kenwood Passive Ventilators, achieves excellent removal of damp, humid air, preventing condensation with our effective condensation control UK.
Types Of Condensation Control Systems
The Kenwood Humidivent System is suitable for utility areas, kitchens and bathrooms in domestic properties. This is a low cost solution, which is ideal for damp or moisture issues that are isolated in one room or area. This more compact condensation control system still has the effective characteristics of the Kenwood range. A Humidivent or “positive pressure unit”, is an electronically controlled extract unit which is fully automated, ensuring a condensation-free room, without the need for user controls or regular maintenance.
Most normal bathroom extractors need to be operated by use of the light pull switch or need to be turned on and off by the occupants. This often fails to be effective as they are not operated sufficiently and are unable to sense when damp conditions are present, therefore do not prevent mould growth occurring.
Kenwood Humidivents©, which work the same as a positive pressure unit, constantly monitor the internal environment of the room and will automatically activate when excessive moisture is present. This is beneficial when showers are used or if the humidity within the room becomes excessive as the condensation control will be active and remove excess moisture vapour, actively reducing the risk of mould growth.
The Kenwood Heat Recovery System is most suitable for single rooms or areas such as bedrooms or smaller lounge or living spaces. Where condensation is present within a bedroom or lounge environment, boost extract is undesirable and therefore the preferred solution is a Kenwood Heat Recovery ventilator©.
This is an ideal solution, as this provides quiet, trickle ventilation, whilst maintaining up to 80% heat recovery, reducing heat loss and minimising running costs. This compact condensation control system provides an input of tempered dry air, whilst gently removing damp, moisture-laden air to the external environment. The unit is very quiet and will be minimally disruptive, it is also a robust and reliable way of integrating condensation control into your living spaces.
Kenwood Positive Pressure Ventilation System (Suitable For Flats)
The Kenwood Positive Pressure Ventilation System is most suited to entire flats.
Where condensation is more widespread, the Kenwood Positive Pressure Ventilation system© is an effective solution. A Kenwood condensation control unit is fitted to an external wall and operates by introducing fresh, filtered air into the property. In cooler weather, the automated temperature sensor activates, and the unit will gently temper the incoming air to reduce heat loss.
Installed in conjunction with Kenwood passive ventilators, the condensation control unit will effectively dilute and displace the damp air within the flat, ensuring a noticeable improvement in air quality and preventing mould growth occurring.
This method of condensation control UK is especially effective in situations where the owner does not live at the property and tenants are in occupation. Our engineers will install and set up the condensation control system, following which there are no user controls, ensuring the system operates efficiently without the need for manual action.
The principle of introducing a supply of fresh, filtered air, whilst removing damp, moist air via the passive ventilators elsewhere in the property provides an excellent solution for overcoming condensation problems in residential flats ensuring a healthy living space.
Kenwood Positive Pressure Ventilation Systems is the condensation control solution for larger spaces, including houses or flats with lofts and attics.
Whilst Kenwood positive pressure systems for houses operate on the same principle as the flats unit detailed above, these have the added advantage of concealing the control unit within the loft space, operating via a discreet grill installed in the ceiling, normally on the landing.
How Can We Help With Condensation Control?
In order to provide a reliable, effective solution to such problems, especially in tenanted properties where the owner does not occupy the residence, the most effective methods of preventing condensation are to improve the air quality, by removing the damp laden air and ensuring a supply of fresh, filtered air into the property.
Kenwood Plc has a range of systems for condensation control London, from simple extractor ventilators, single room solutions, incorporating heat recovery ventilators, to full positive pressure ventilation systems, which displace and dilute moisture-laden air and ensure air circulation within the property.
This provides the optimum distribution point for the incoming air, and installed in conjunction with Kenwood Passive Ventilators, achieves excellent removal of damp, humid air, preventing condensation with our effective condensation control London.