How to keep cool this summer with Air Vent Technology

After a long, cold British winter, spring and summer are finally here! Suddenly, the weather forecast offers some hope, winter clothes have disappeared, and the weekends smell of barbeques. All is good – unless you’re in a poorly ventilated indoor environment.

With temperatures rising, now is the perfect chance to get prepped for summer. Installing suitable air handling units (AHUs) or extract fans helps to create a clean, fresh, comfortable, and healthy working environment for staff and visitors alike.

The benefits of air handling units and extract fans in warm weather

AHUs and extract fans are great investments across a range of settings, including commercial, industrial, residential, healthcare, education, retail, and hospitality environments.

In busy indoor environments – especially those where air can become either stale or humid – an AHU or extract fan can clean the air entering your building, adjust the humidity levels of your indoor space, and keep everyone comfortable by providing cooler, fresher airflow.

A good AHU or extract fan can also:

•             Reduce the potential of mould

•             Prevent damage to your building

•             Minimise or eliminate problems with condensation

•             Provide ongoing relief for people with summer allergies

The best air handling units and extract fans for summer

If your priority is to ensure a constant flow of fresh air to avoid humidity, AHUs are likely to be your best investment. Our range includes:

  • Large air handling units available in 11 standard sizes. Bespoke sizes are also available. With these units you can choose from plantroom or rooftop versions, benefit from flat-pack site assembly, and secure up to 25m3/sec airflow.
  • Small air handling units that are ErP compliant and come with acoustic lining to reduce noise breakout. Each unit is constructed from galvanised steel and offers EHB and LPHW heating, with EC fans built to suit L2.
  • Compact AHUs with an LPHW heating coil and EC motor, small AHUs with an EC motor and LPHW heating coil, and compact AHUs with electric heating and an EC motor complete our offering.

However, if your priority is to remove pollen and dust while keeping rooms at a comfortable temperature, extract fans might be more suitable. Our range includes:

  • Acoustic cabinet twin fans with a removable discharge cowl and fitted comprehensive controls. These are ErP compliant 2009/125/EC, come in 14 different model options, and use low energy EC fans to suit L2.
  • Acoustic cabinet single fans that are also ErP compliant 2009/125/EC. Again, these incorporate low energy EC fans to suit L2. Choose from 14 different model options, with flexible designs available to suit your application.
  • Mixed flow fans available in four models. Robust galvanised steel construction and a mixed flow impellor help to ensure high performance. Thermal cut-out protection also comes as standard.

Now is the time to invest in AHUs and extract fans

Don’t wait until it’s too late. The warm weather is coming and our friendly team at Air Vent Technology is ready to help you find the perfect solution for your needs.

Contact us today to get started. We can’t wait to hear from you!

AVT’s new investments drive 20% productivity increase

State-of-the-art production line and lift arm now in place at Air Vent Technology HQ. Air Vent Technology is celebrating a 20% increase in productivity and a significant improvement in team morale following the installation of a bespoke new production line and lift arm.

The investment was made as part of the company’s overall strategy to support the health and safety of its employees – and the continued growth of the business.

Dave Young, Operations & CI Manager at AVT, said: “This new equipment is a major step forward for Air Vent Technology. As the company’s domestic range continues to surge in popularity, it’s so exciting to know we’ll be able to consistently fulfill more orders while enhancing our safety standards.

“Every member of the shopfloor staff has been impressed by the design and workings of the new production line and lifting equipment. Our day-to-day operations are now much more comfortable and I’m confident this investment will help us to continue to go from strength to strength in the coming months and years.”

After a prolonged period of high demand, Air Vent Technology leaders began discussions with Aluminium Frame and Tooling Solutions and Scaglia Indeva in a bid to find the innovations needed to support a sustained uplift in productivity.

A timeline and initial design concepts were agreed early in the process. Weekly meetings with both suppliers, along with regular site visits, maintained that initial momentum. Air Vent Technology’s shopfloor, finance, and R&D teams were also asked for input to ensure all aspects of the project were covered in detail.

Dave Young, Operations & CI Manager at AVT, added: “I’m so proud of how all parties maintained excellent communication throughout what was undoubtedly a complex project. The process flowed from start to finish exactly as we’d hoped. I can’t thank our suppliers enough.”

As well as delivering increases in productivity, the new production line and lift arm will also enable Air Vent Technology’s domestic production team to continue to work at ISO9001 standards.

If you would like to get in touch with a member of the team you can email us or call us on 01264 356315.

Air Vent Technology 2023 Round-Up

Here at Air Vent Technology, we wanted to go through some of our key highlights of 2023, it has been a record-breaking year for us, and we wanted to celebrate by reminiscing about the past year. 

Firstly, we want to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of our clients. We appreciate your support and can’t wait to continue our relationship with everyone into 2024. If you are a new face here – we look forward to working with you!

We would not have had such a fantastic year without all of our team and their hard work. Our Managing Director, Kevin Green joined us this year, and is well-established within the business. We also welcomed Paul Spires in November to the AVT sales team. And, not to forget many of the other wonderful team members that have joined us this year. Shoutout to all our employees of the month!

If you have visited us this year you will have seen our reception transformation. If not, check it out on our socials! It has brought the entrance to life, and we love welcoming our guests there!

Of course, as a ventilation company, we use our platform to spread awareness for important dates such as World Ventil8 Day and International Clean Air Day. We also have added numerous case studies on our website showing our work including German manufacturer Beiersdorf’s Birmingham commercial site. Throughout the year we also post tips and information on LinkedIn on how to keep your home and business safe throughout the seasons.

The year wouldn’t be complete without some fun and team activities. Our favourites this year have included Pizza Day and team-building. Coming together as a company to support key campaigns such as the #wearitpink for breast cancer awareness and #worldmentalhealthday.

So, these have been some of our favourite moments from this year. Here is to making even more next year. Don’t forget we are closed for Christmas from Friday 22nd December, but we are back in the office on Tuesday 2nd January. You can call us on 01264 356415 or email us at – we look forward to hearing from you in the new year.

Back to school ventilation solutions: why now is the perfect time to invest.

As a new academic year begins and children across the country head back to school, what steps can you take to create the best possible learning and teaching environment?

Investing in a world-class ventilation solution is an easy way to enhance the health and experience of your pupils and staff.

Installing new ventilation units in your school offers several benefits for your pupils, staff, and budget.

1.            When paired with acoustic lagging or the reduction of the ceiling tile, Air Vent Technology’s are units designed to minimise sound generation and assist in the achievement of noise level standards set out in the Department for Education’s BB93 guidance. So, you can guarantee your pupils and staff can enjoy the best acoustic conditions for effective learning and teaching.

2.            Upgraded air conditioning and ventilation systems can significantly improve the quality of indoor air, providing a healthy working and learning environment for everyone spending time in your school building. Our MVHR classroom ventilation units offer CO2 demand control without impeding on the temperature set point requirements (unlike an NVHR unit).

3.            Newer air conditioning and ventilation units are also more energy efficient than older models. Replacing or upgrading a legacy system can help to reduce your overall energy bills.

High-quality, reliable UK-manufactured ventilation solutions

All our ventilation units are manufactured in the UK to ISO9001, giving you complete peace of mind about their performance, durability, and overall construction.

They are suitable for all school areas, whether zonal heat recovery units (MVHR) for classroom ventilation, larger central station plants for auditoriums or assembly halls, extract fans for toilet or shower areas, or high-temperature extract fans for kitchen systems.

•             Air handling units

Our air handling units are available in a range of different sizes, airflow capacities, and access options. So whatever the dimensions of your school building, you’ll find a system that delivers everything you need.

Pick from 11 different sizes of the STP large air handling unit, four different models of our EC motor small air handling units, or five different models of our compact AHUs with electric heating and EC motors.

•             Heat recovery units

Manufactured in 10 different sizes, our counter flow heat recovery units are available in side-by-side or stacked arrangement. They can power complete room air changes and have airflows of up to 4.3m3/sec.

Upgrade your ventilation solution today!

All of these units help to ensure concentration and classroom activity continue uninterrupted. But the practical applications of our ventilation solutions extend well beyond schools. They’ve also been installed and trusted in UK nurseries, colleges, student accommodation, and universities.

Whether you need help or guidance in finding the most appropriate model for your setting, or you know exactly what you want and just need a reliable partner to fulfill your order, our friendly team is always available and happy to talk.

Ready to get started?

View our full range of ventilation solutions for educational facilities.

Don’t let standards fall! Why air ventilation systems are crucial in autumn weather.

The colours are changing, and the mornings are getting crisp. Autumn brings with it lots of beautiful moments. But it also changes our behaviour, forcing us to spend more and more time inside – and that means good air ventilation systems take on a new level of importance in the battle to keep people healthy, buildings strong, and energy bills low.

Modern air ventilation systems offer three main benefits in a typical British autumn:

1.            Improving indoor air quality

As the mercury drops, listen carefully and you can almost hear the sound of millions of windows being slammed shut up and down the country. Trying to keep warm is a natural reaction. But it blocks off almost any opportunity for natural air circulation within a building.

The result? Harmful air pollutants can soon build up. In some cases, indoor air can be more polluted than the fresh, external air. Mould, pollen, and pathogens all increase – with inevitable consequences for our health.

However, a good air ventilation system lets you combat the cold weather without compromising on indoor air quality.

2.            Preventing moisture and condensation

Closing windows in cooler evenings and mornings doesn’t just cause issues with air pollutants. In buildings without sufficient indoor air circulation, it can also lead to the build-up of condensation on both windows and walls. That’s because the warm indoor air holds more water than the cold outdoor air. At points where the two ‘meet’, such as at windows, the indoor air can be cooled enough to reach what’s known as the ‘dew point’. From there, the water is released and starts to form the moisture problems we’re all familiar with.

If left untreated, this can eventually cause structural damage that isn’t cheap to fix. It can also cause health issues such as fatigue, headaches, and heightened asthma symptoms.

Installing a good air ventilation system, however, tackles the problem before it even occurs. Protecting homes and commercial buildings from moisture-related problems is always a wise step.

3.            Distributing indoor heat more evenly

During the colder winter months, air ventilation systems play an important role in lowering energy consumption and costs. As the heat inside your building warms, the ventilation system distributes that warmer air across the building. In turn, that means you can avoid ramping up the radiators to full blast and can instead enjoy a consistent temperature throughout the building.

With today’s high energy costs, any reduction in energy consumption is always welcome!

Invest in air ventilation this autumn.

If you’re concerned about your ventilation system, the time to act is now – before the truly cold weather starts to play havoc with your building, your health, and your budget.

Installing a new air ventilation system can give you a healthier, more comfortable, and more energy-efficient space. Keen to find out more? Browse our full range of air ventilation systems or call us at 01264 356415.