Vent-Axia’s Lo-Carbon Sentinel Kinetic Cooker Hood combines a cooker hood with mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) unit in one. Ticking all the right boxes for smaller properties, the Sentinel Kinetic Cooker Hood is the ideal choice for housebuilders of compact developments. The unit works seamlessly as an MVHR unit supplying energy efficient ventilation to the home and, when the cooker hood is needed, it is simply pulled out to provide a purge of cooker fumes.

Ideal for small one or two-bedroom studio apartments, the unique Sentinel Kinetic Cooker Hood provides all the benefits of MVHR with all the advantages of a cooker hood. With the dangers of poor indoor air quality (IAQ) well established and a growing awareness of the hazards of everyday activities such as cooking and cleaning, effective ventilation in the home is a must. In fact, cooking a Sunday roast has been shown to release harmful PM2.5 particulates making the air temporarily dirtier than the most polluted cities, so a cooker hood is vital to good IAQ. And with many cleaning and other household products containing harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs), effective household ventilation in the form of MVHR is a real advantage. So, with the growing awareness of the importance of good (IAQ) among consumers, the Sentinel Kinetic Cooker Hood is a helpful selling point for housebuilders when attracting buyers.

The Sentinel Kinetic Cooker Hood is a great addition to smaller homes, offering whole house ventilation combined with extraction during cooking all in one unit, saving valuable space and improving IAQ” said Jordan Lilford, Product Manager at Vent-Axia. “And as you would expect from Vent-Axia, it is very energy efficient and effective, as well as offering a host of additional features such as summer bypass and a humidity sensor. Inclusion of this cooker hood in any smaller new build will be a great selling point for housebuilders.”

The Sentinel Kinetic Cooker Hood is designed to fit in a 600mm wide aperture above a hob and so fits inside a kitchen unit for a seamless finish. The telescopic hood is pulled out when cooking and this triggers the MVHR unit to switch to a pre-defined boost speed and the summer bypass automatically opens to prevent cooking by-products entering the heat recovery cell. The hood incorporates removable metal grease filters, low energy lamps to illuminate the hob top and is available with a white or brushed aluminium front trim.