How Does Nuaire Drimaster Work

How Does Nuaire Drimaster Work?

How Does Nuaire Drimaster Work

The Nuaire Drimaster is an extremely helpful tool for those looking to improve the ventilation in their home. But for those who are unaware of it, there may be many questions you need answering before making the commitment to getting one.

In this blog, we will answer the question ‘How does a Nuaire Drimaster work?’

With new buildings being made to be as energy efficient as possible, and the UK aiming for 95% of its electricity usage to be low carbon by 2030, it is imperative to understand how we can make the most of our ventilation.

To prevent mould, fresh air should constantly be introduced into your dwelling daily, as it helps to regulate temperature and reduce condensation. Introducing fresh air can be as simple as having a ventilation routine, or installing extractors or PIV systems.

This is where I-Sells comes in, as the UK’s leading ventilation and ducting supplier we take pride in not only sharing our solutions, but also the critical information that you require.

What is the point of ventilation?

What is the point of ventilation?

Ventilation is critical in any sort of dwelling, whether it is your home, office, or public building. Ventilation serves more than one purpose, and is a legal necessity in dwellings. The purposes of ventilation are…

  • To remove stale indoor air and smells, creating an environment with fresh, breathable air.
  • Ventilation can help to reduce and remove humidity and condensation, which can lead to mould. Mould can have implications on the health of those in its vicinity, so it should be removed immediately.
  • Ventilation helps to regulate the temperature, preventing it from getting too hot.

Do I need ventilation equipment to ventilate a dwelling?

For the best possible ventilation, yes, you would require ventilation appliances such as an extractor or PIV unit. However, ventilation can occur in a dwelling by having doors and windows open.

Open windows and doors should be used in conjunction with ventilation appliances, but be aware that natural ventilation through open windows can cause issues such as…

  • Outdoor rain getting into the home.
  • Outdoor temperatures may be too cold and make you uncomfortable.
  • Bugs can enter the home.
  • In some instances, it can become easier for a thief to enter an open window.

How does Nuaire Drimaster work?

How does Nuaire Drimaster work?

The Nuaire Drimaster is a PIV unit, it works by harnessing a form of ventilation known as ‘Positive Input Ventilation’.  Positive Input Ventilation works by optimising airflow, it extracts indoor air which can be stale or humid, and replaces it with air that has been extracted from outside.

The air extracted from the outside is filtered and depending on the model of Nuaire Drimaster you purchase, the outdoor air can be warmed to match the indoor temperature.

What are the benefits of Nuaire Drimaster?

  • Can help to remove condensation and humidity. This prevents mould from appearing, and reducing its ability to form or spread.
  • Indoor pollutants are extracted from the home, and replaced with filtered fresh air from the outdoors. This helps to improve indoor air quality, which can be extremely beneficial to those with dust allergies.
  • It can be a cheaper ventilation option, as it does not require the extensive ducting that other ventilation units require.
  • Meets Regulations — Meets Part F & L of Building Regulations as a low-energy ventilation strategy.
  • Installation is straightforward and quick. It can be completed within an hour in most cases.
  • Maintenance and control is easy to conduct as the system controls are located in the ceiling diffuser.
  • The unit requires minimal maintenance, as the filter is only required to be cleaned or replaced every five years.
  • The unit is energy efficient as it has the ability to go into standby when humidity/condensation is not evident.

Is a Nuaire Drimaster the only ventilation I need?

The Nuaire Drimaster is an excellent ventilation mechanism to own in your home. That being said, rooms that build condensation and humidity naturally, such as bathrooms or kitchens, ideally require their own form of ventilation. This can be facilitated through an extractor fan, or a MVHR unit.

This means that the Nuaire Drimaster should be an additional ventilation option for you, not the only option.

Will the Nuaire Drimaster remove mould?

If mould has already formed in your dwelling, the Nuaire Drimaster, and indeed any ventilation unit, will not remove the mould. However, it will create an environment that prevents new mould from forming or spreading. Mould must be removed with mould removal products.

What if mould returns after removal?

If the mould returns after it has been removed, even if you have ventilation appliances, it will likely be due to an external or internal leak.

Overflowing gutters, structural defects, burst pipes, or other leaks can result in mould continually growing. These issues must be addressed at the source, otherwise the mould will return, regardless of the ventilation appliances you purchase.

Is mould even an issue?

Yes. Mould can be a destructive issue if left unattended. If left to spread, it can damage the surfaces it is on and make them weaker. It will leave a bad smell and unsightly growth on the surfaces it grows on.

Aside from this, the health issues can be anything from an inconvenience, to a severe reaction. Some health issues from mould can include, but are not limited to…

  • Hair loss
  • A weakened immune system
  • A rash
  • A recurring or long-lasting cold
  • Extremely dry eyes
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Headaches
  • A build-up of phlegm.
  • Further complications to existing health issues.

Where should a Nuaire Drimaster be installed?

Where should a Nuaire Drimaster be installed?

Like any PIV unit, the ideal area of installation would be in the loft area of a home, around the central landing. This is because heat rises, placing it in any lower area will compromise the effectiveness of the unit.

Additionally, you should ensure that the area of installation is free from clutter, the more open the space, the better the air can be regulated.

Is it easy to install a Nuaire Drimaster?

Compared to MVHRV units, Nuaire Drimasters are simple to install. This is because they do not require the ducting that a MVHRV unit need in order to work properly. That being said, having an expert install your PIV unit will prevent any issues from occurring. This is something worth doing if you don’t have the experience in installing a PIV unit.

Can a Nuaire Drimaster make a house too hot?

No. Ventilation in any form won’t increase the heat in an area. If anything, the Nuaire Drimaster will ensure that the dwelling it is in maintains a certain temperature. On the other side of the spectrum, if your home is not insulated correctly, you may find that ventilation systems may make your home feel colder.

Invest in the Nuaire Drimaster today

Invest in the Nuaire Drimaster today

At I-Sells, all things ventilation and ducting related is our speciality, we are here to answer the questions we know are common for those new to HVAC and what it encompasses.

We at I-Sells endeavour to ensure our customers have all the information they require before investing in our mould solutions. Be sure to visit our blog page to learn about the vast array of factors and issues surrounding ventilation, mould, condensation, and much more.

We hope to have given you all the answers you need by answering the question ‘How does a Nuaire Drimaster work?’

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