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About Beam Vacuum & Ventilation
Energy Efficient Homes from Beam
For over 35 years Beam Vacuum & Ventilation have specialised in the supply and installation of central vacuum and energy efficient mechanical ventilation systems to homes, commerce and industry.
With unrivalled experience and 70,000+ installations throughout Ireland & UK, Beam continue to be the vacuum and ventilation provider of choice with the help of a dedicated, skilled workforce and an extensive network of distributors nationwide.
Beam Central Vacuum Systems
For homeowners wishing to improve the indoor air quality of their home a Beam Central Vacuum system by Electrolux remains a popular choice. As well as benefiting from convenient, silent and powerful vacuuming, the health benefits of a Beam Central Vacuum system cannot be underestimated. Unlike conventional vacuum cleaners that can recirculate dust, a Beam Central Vacuum system removes 100% of contacted dirt, dust mites, pollen, dander and other allergens and is clinically proven to improve indoor air quality by up to 52%. Built to last a housetime, a Beam Central Vacuum system increases the specification of all new homes.
Mechanical Ventilation Systems
Poor ventilation can result in indoor air quality being up to 10 times more polluted than the air outside. Mechanical ventilation systems are an essential part of today’s airtight homes and improve indoor air quality by providing clean, fresh, filtered air.
Beam offer a wide range of highly sustainable and low energy systems, all of which meet Part F of the Building Regulations and are SAP Appendix Q/BBA Approved/Energy Saving Trust compliant, including:
- Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR)
- Mechanical Extract Ventilation (MEV)
- Positive Input Ventilation (PIV)
To enhance the indoor air quality and energy efficiency of your home call 028 7963 2424 or visit www.beamcentralsystems.com.
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Apr 1, 2016
Your Home's Air Quality - It's Not An 'Airy Fairy' Matter
Air Quality is not something we tend to think about too much. We’ll not necessarily have a chat over a cuppa with our pals on something as ‘mundane’ as the quality of the air in our homes. However, there is a lot to be discussed. We can’t see it or hear it, but it’s all around us. We’re encompassed by billions of tiny air particles that meet more than the eye can see - or can’t see to be politically correct! These air particles could be jeopardising our health. The link between poor indoor air quality and health is well documented, with links to a range of health problems including: asthma and allergy symptoms, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, airborne respiratory infections and cardiovascular disease. Indoor air quality specialist Professor Hazim Awbi from the School of the Built Environment at Reading wrote an extensive report, ‘The Future of Indoor Air Quality in UK Homes and its Impact on Health’. This report warns that poor indoor air quality could cause the number of asthma sufferers to rocket by 80% over the next 35 years if regulations are not tightened. The report also highlights that current Building Regulations are not sufficient to tackle the impact of indoor air pollution on health, predicting that, without intervention the above figures could actually be a reality. The UK government has realised the insufficiency of these building regulations and has now made a commitment to gain an 80% carbon reduction by 2050. To meet this target, homes must become more energy efficient and therefore more airtight. However, Building Regulations have not properly considered the adverse impact of improved air tightness on indoor air quality (IAQ) and the health of occupants. Increasing air tightness without installing adequate ventilation reduces air exchange, allowing pollutants to accumulate and the quality of air to worsen. Professor Awbi recommends Mechanical Ventilation Systems with Heat Recovery (MVHR) as key to delivering both healthy indoor air quality and energy efficiency in a home. These systems continuously draw fresh air into the home via a low energy heat recovery ventilation unit, located in the roofspace/utility area of the home. The ventilation unit filters the incoming air to remove pollutants and insects. Once passed through the heat exchanger within the ventilation power unit, the warm, clean fresh air is distributed around the home through a serious of ducts which are run to each habitable room. This constant clean fresh filtered air plays the key part in reducing symptoms for asthma and allergy sufferers. So there you have it. Our air quality IS something we should be thinking about. With easily made adjustments in our home we can banish any threats to our health in what we believe is the safe haven of our home.