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Vent-Axia’s Silent Fan has proved silence really is golden by winning an award at this year’s prestigious Electrical Industry Awards. The UK’s leading ventilation manufacturer received the accolade of Innovative Residential/Domestic Product of the Year for its Silent Fan at a gala ceremony held at The Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, London. Attended by over 350 Industry guests the event was hosted by comedian John Moloney.

The Electrical Industry Awards, now in its 20th year, recognises and rewards the achievements of the UK’s diverse electrical sector. Within the Innovative Residential/Domestic Product of the Year category judges were looking for both product innovation and commercial viability.

After a rigorous judging process, Vent-Axia scooped the award for its Silent Fan. Boasting the lowest sound rating on the market operating at just 16dB(A) the Silent Fan is the quietest ever intermittent bathroom and toilet fan – a significant 75% quieter than typical intermittent bathroom fans.

Providing stylish and silent ventilation without compromising on performance, the Silent Fan overcomes the problem of obtrusive bathroom fans, allowing households to relax in comfort free from noise-related stress. A recent survey commissioned by Vent-Axia showed that over 40% of people said that they or their children have been woken in the night by a noisy bathroom fan. This noise can lead to households turning off their extract fans. But with condensation remaining a major problem in many homes turning off a bathroom fan can result in damage to the fabric of the properties, mould growth and poor air quality.

“We are delighted to have won an award for our Silent Fan and to have industry recognition for our innovations in quiet ventilation technology. Winning the award illustrates the growing importance of quiet ventilation to customer comfort. Today with many of us leading busy lives it is more important than ever before to be able to relax in comfort and to have a good night’s sleep. Switching off a noisy extract fan is not the answer since this can result in mould growth and poor indoor air quality which can lead to building damage and health issues. Instead our new Silent Fan puts an end to the issue of noisy bathroom and toilet extract fans once and for all,” says Lee Nurse, Marketing Director, Vent-Axia.

This recent success follows the Silent Fan being awarded the Quiet Mark 2012 by the Noise Abatement Society earlier in the year. The Quiet Mark is given to World-Wide manufacturers of the quietest products on the market and is validated by UK’s Association of Noise Consultants. The objective of the initiative is to reduce noise and so achieve a healthier stress-free living and working environment. The Quiet Mark 2012 award therefore enables consumers and specifiers to make an informed choice allowing them to easily select quieter products via the on-line Quiet Mark Directory www.quietmark.com.

The Silent Fan is also simple to install and maintain making it the perfect choice for every home. Designed for wall, ceiling, window and panel mounting it will also fit into existing 100mm ducts, making it ideal for replacement applications.

A single 100mm axial fan capable of two-speed operation the Silent fan performs at 21l/s and so comfortably meets the ventilation requirements of most bathrooms and toilets. Available as a standard model (VASF100) or as an option with an overrun timer (VASF100T) which is adjustable between 5 and 30 minutes the Silent Fan complies fully with Building Regulations Part F and L. Also compatible with low energy lighting, the Silent Fan is a true all-rounder!

For further information on all products and services offered by Vent-Axia telephone 0844 856 0590.

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