What Is the Noise Level of the Nuaire Drimaster?

What Is the Noise Level of the Nuaire Drimaster?

What Is the Noise Level of the Nuaire Drimaster?

The Nuaire Drimaster is an extremely effective and recognised ventilation unit. For those considering acquiring the services of one of these units, there are many important questions to consider. This can include usage costs, installation requirements, and how much noise they emit.

In this blog, we will answer the question ‘What is the noise level of the Nuaire Drimaster?’

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.

Is noisy ventilation bad for you?

Is noisy ventilation bad for you?

Yes. Excessive noise can be harmful depending on your exposure and its intensity. Although ventilation generally would not be so loud that it can damage hearing, it can definitely end up being loud enough to distract and irritate you.

Dealing with excessive noise can result in issues such as…

  • Not being able to relax
  • Being unable to sleep
  • Difficulty concentrating

Although this may not seem like an issue in the short-term, not being able to relax can allow stress to accumulate, which can contribute to a variety of health issues if left unaddressed.

Does noisy ventilation mean it isn’t working properly?

In some cases, yes. However, the usual culprit is maintenance being overdue. Regardless, if you feel like the sound of your PIV system has changed, if it can not be diagnosed, seek the diagnostic services of the manufacturer or other expert.

It is key to address this as soon as possible. In some cases, noisy ventilation can be a result of blockages, or filter issues, reducing its effectiveness. This means that those with dust allergies could be at risk of suffering from symptoms.

What is the noise level of the Nuaire Drimaster?

What is the noise level of the Nuaire Drimaster?

The Nuaire Drimaster range has an extremely low noise output. Clocking in around 20 decibels, this will range between the model you select. Other factors such as the ambience in the dwelling, and the acoustics of the area can affect your perception of the sound.

For comparison, 20 decibels are equivalent to a whisper. With this understanding, a Nuaire Drimaster hardly emits any noise that can be considered distracting. Please bear in mind that a unprofessional installation can also contribute to the unit running louder than it should.

What can make a PIV unit loud?

PIV units like the Nuaire Drimaster can get louder over time. But only because of certain issues that can arise. These issues are simple to fix, they can include…

  • Blockage in the unit’s vents.
  • A lack of maintenance.
  • Broken parts
  • Mechanical faults
  • Incorrect installation
  • Debris in the unit.

Does all ventilation make sounds?

Yes. There is no machine in the world that is 100% energy efficient, there is always a by-product. With a lamp, it emits light, but its by-product is heat. Ventilation machinery is no exception, they manoeuvre air, and sound is their by-product.

As technology has developed, ventilation units such as the Nuaire Drimaster can remain extremely quiet despite working constantly in most cases. Naturally, older ventilation units will be louder, due to older technology, and an accumulation of dust and debris after years of usage.

For most ventilation units that are appropriate for dwellings, the level of noise should not be such that it is too distracting or overbearing. We understand people may have a different level of sound sensitivity, consider running the unit on its lowest setting.

Where to buy a Nuaire Drimaster

I-Sells is an established and trusted supplier for all things ventilation related, whether that be PIV units, including the Nuaire Drimaster range, ducting, and much more! Here is a small selection of our PIV unit range.

Nuaire Drimaster Eco Hall Control Diffuser Positive Input Ventilation Unit

The Nuaire Drimaster Eco Hall Control Diffuser Positive Input Ventilation Unit has the added benefit of having the system controls located in the contemporary ceiling diffuser. This unique feature bestows the homeowner with complete control of the unit, without having to enter the loft space.

Not only can settings be altered with the push of a button on the contemporary diffuser, but there is also a 7 segment display. This notifies the user of the need for filter change and what setting the Drimaster is running on.

The DRIMASTER-ECO range provides whole home ventilation using the Positive Input Ventilation principle, which introduces fresh filtered air into the dwelling at a continuous rate, encouraging movement of air from inside to outside. Click here to view on our site.

Drimaster Eco Heat Positive Input Ventilation Unit With Integral 400W Heater By Nuaire

The Drimaster Eco Heat Positive Input Ventilation Unit incorporates all the functions of our DRI-ECO-LINK-HC unit but with the benefit of an integral heating element, located between the flexible duct and ceiling diffuser.

This heating component will temper the air which is distributed through the property via the ceiling diffuser, thus ensuring a comfortable living environment, and an economically friendly product.

A temperature sensor on the outside of the unit monitors and controls the heater output to maintain the set point. The set point ranges from 5° to 15° and can be adjusted from the ceiling diffuser. If the temperature at the heater outlet is above the set point, the heater will not activate. To browse more details, click here

When should I replace my old PIV unit?

Most modern PIV units only require a filter change every few years, depending on the make and model. However, if you’ve moved into a dwelling that already has a PIV unit, establishing when it was installed and last maintained is key before replacing it.

You should seek the guidance of a HVAC expert to determine if replacement or maintenance is required, if at all. 

Can any type of home have a PIV unit?

Almost. Any dwelling that has a loft can comfortably fit a PIV unit. The exception to this would be if you are living in a flat. Flats generally have dwellings atop of them, leaving no space for a loft in a majority of cases.

That being said, this is addressed on a case-by-case basis. Even if PIV units can’t be installed, investing in effective extractor units, a cooker hood and having a strict ventilation routine can suffice.

Buy a Nuaire Drimaster today

Buy a 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 ‘What is the noise level of the Nuaire Drimaster?’

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