1 November 2014
Lee Stones, category manager for Xpelair, looks ahead to 2015:
“One of the biggest topics for the ventilation industry in 2015, and certainly for Xpelair, is set to be the drive to improve indoor air quality.
“We spend more than 90% of our time indoors and with research showing indoor air can be up to 50 times more polluted than outdoor air, more and more organisations are becoming aware of the impact of poor indoor air quality. In fact, research from BEAMA, on behalf of Xpelair and other leading manufacturers of consumer units, shows 81% of people are at risk of suffering from a respiratory or dermatological condition because of poor air quality.
“There are a number of steps that architects, specifiers, H&V engineers and homeowners can take to improve indoor air quality, but clearly good ventilation is key. And installers must be aware of this opportunity.
“Xpelair’s mission is to improve health and wellbeing through indoor air quality and air comfort. Following the recent launch of Xpelair’s Simply SilentTM Contour Fan range and Solitair single room heat recovery unit, both of which include GhostTM Air Movement Technology for near-silent running, we are planning a series of further product launches and range extensions in 2015 which offer improved performance and reduced noise levels.
“The Government, BRE and even the World Health Organisation are all promoting the importance of indoor air quality. With the help of leading manufacturers like Xpelair, 2015 must be the year that installers sit up and take notice too.”