Zehnder launches compact MVHR system for tight spaces

Climate solutions manufacturer, Zehnder Group UK, has launched the ComfoAir Flex, an MVHR system boasting a heat recovery efficiency rate of 96%.

The company notes that the new unit is narrow enough to be ceiling-mounted, making it a good solution for improving IAQ in urban apartments, small houses and student accommodation, where space is at a premium.

The ComfoAir Flex performs to current and future EPB requirements at energy class A+, Zehnder adds, along with a ‘trailblazing’ compact design:

Working alongside the system’s ceiling-mounted design are four, 45 degree turnable bends for versatile duct installation. Each air connection can be individually turned to connect to a duct inline with the unit or rotated 90 degrees. This allows flexibility for building developers to design projects however they want with less restrictions.

Stuart Smith, Commercial Director at Zehnder Group UK, added:

The ComfoAir Flex brings a potential revolution to the UK construction industry. Its unique attributes could significantly alter the industry’s approach to environmental sustainability and occupant comfort, addressing the critical need for energy-efficient, space-conscious buildings in the urban landscape. This new system exemplifies our commitment to the Passive House standard…With its high heat recovery efficiency, that adheres to these principles, it will ensure a significant reduction in energy consumption, thereby lowering CO2 emissions.

Stuart noted that the unit had been well-received on its launch in Europe and predicted it would be a game-changer for smaller living spaces. It features upgradable high-grade filters and 100% full and filtered modulating summer bypass, to maintain a continuous flow of fresh, filtered air.

Its software also allows for left or right-hand configuration, while Wi-Fi enabled app control gives users complete control over their indoor climate.

It is available in two versions: ComfoAir Flex 250 for properties up to 200 sq m and ComfoAir Flex 350 for properties up to 250 sq m. The system can also be integrated into Smart Home via KNX and ventilate on demand thanks to the CO2 sensor.