Vent Axia's Sentinel Kinetic Plus B is the perfect high-duty MVHR unit for larger 3-5 bed properties from 150-300m2. With every MVHR feature imaginable what more can we tell you about this fantastic unit? Its unique day/time programmer means you can guarantee it'll run silently at night; its clever design with reversable front and rear panels and top or side spigots makes it easy to (self) install in tight spaces, on the wall or floor, without criss-crossing pipes; the Specific Fan Power is the lowest in its class, meaning it uses less electricity than even the smaller domestic units; and in four years we've never had a single technical fault or failure. For these reasons it's our most popular 'large domestic' MVHR unit.
Solarcrest are Vent Axia approved system designers and installers, although many clients choose to install their own system (with our support) then have us check and commission it when complete. As a firm run by self-builders we understand the challenges so can offer honest advice based on experience. Designed (for free) by an experienced architect our top priority is to deliver the quietest and most efficient system possible.
The efficiency of the Vent-Axia Sentinel Kinetic range has been independently verified by the Building Research Establishment (BRE). All units offer between 89% and 92% heat recovery and are listed in the SAP Appendix Q database. The Sentinel Kinetic Plus units are ideal for new build properties required to meet CfSH level 3 or above.
All Sentinel Kinetic units are compliant under Part F & L of the 2010 Building Regulations.
Whole House MVHR units are often bulky items which can be difficult to fit through an existing loft hatch. Thanks to their detachable spigots and compact light weight design the Kenetic range are particularly suited to retrofit installations. Please check the installation manual for dimensions.
The Sentinel Kinetic Plus has removable spigots that can be applied horrizontally or vertically allowing it to be wall hung or floor mounted (cupboards, lofts, plant rooms etc.). There is also optional spigot dimensions: 150mm, 180mm and 200mm. This ideal when high air-flows are required and larger ducts can be installed reducing air resistance, lowering noise and energy consumption.
All Sentinel Kinetic units feature automatic frost protection. If the outdoor temperature drops below 0C the air intake is disabled and the unit serves as an 'extract only' system until the weather improves.
An automatic summer bypass is available for the Sentinel Kinetic Plus unit as a factory fitted optional extra or can be installed at a later date. If the outdoor air temperature exceeds the indoor air temperature the heat recovery function is automatically disabled. Under these conditions the unit provides fresh filtered air throughout the property to help reach a pre-set "Comfort Temperature". When the inside air temperature reaches the "Comfort Temperature" the summer bypass is deactivated.
The integral humidity sensor increases speed in proportion to relative humidity levels, saving energy and reducing noise. The sensor also reacts to small but rapid increases in humidity, even if the normal trigger threshold is not reached. This unique feature ensures adequate ventilation, even for the smallest wet-room. Night time relative humidity setback feature suppresses nuisance tripping as humidity gradually increases with falling temperature.
The Sentinel Kinetic models have 2 fully adjustable air flow speeds and a purge setting -maximum. On the front of the unit is a digital controller that can be used to pre-set the speeds to any required air flow within the performance range. These settings can be activated on the unit itself or via a wired/wireless remote. This allows for a simple and accurate commisioning in addition to user-friendly controls. The front panel can be removed and fixed onto the rear allowing for flexibility in where the unit can be situated, exhaust spigots closer to the exterior terminals. Solarcrest provide a nationwide supply, installation and commissioning service with BPEC certified installers. We also provide commissioning only, required under 2010 regs, if you prefer to install the system yourself. In which case we can provide installation guidance by telephone and email. Don't forget, draughty trickle vents and airbricks will not be necessary with an MVHR.
Unlike many MVHR units the air filters in the Sentinel Kinetic range range only require an annual inspection and clean, normally with a vacuum cleaner. More frequent inspection post-building work is prudent as the filters are likely to pick up more dust than normal. The Sentinel Kinetic range has a unique filter design that can be easily removed from the front panel (even within restricated spaces) and can be upgraded to F5 pollen filters if you suffer from hay fever. Other than the filter inspection the MVHR is a fit and forget item. All Vent-Axia units come with a 5 year warranty for added peace of mind
Solarcrest will assess your floor plans and ventilation requirements in order to recommend the most appropriate MVHR system. We'll then provide accurate budget costs for the supply, installation and/or commissioning of the system to current building regs. Subject to an initial deposit we release our proposed ducting design and air flow specification for consideration by your building inspector. Subject to approval we can normally have the complete system on site within a week.
If you need any further help or advise with your MVHR purchase please don't hesitate to call 0845 833 0388 or email