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    Default Home ventilation advice sought - swollen windowsills

    Hello, I've read through some previous recommendations for home ventilation systems but most are several years old now. A company called EKO NRG SOLUTIONS are presently advertising a "GL155 home ventilation system" through the treat me website ($1999 installed) and I wondered if anyone has had any experience with these as I couldn't find anything on the net about them other than what the company claim. It's for a small (fibrolite) rental that has the original aluminium joinery they brought out before they realised they needed drip trays, so some of the windowsills have swollen and expanded with the condensation. My tenants looked confused when I asked them to not breathe while they were asleep then please - just as well I know them personally and they saw the joke I've been advised a ventilation system will solve this - cheapest remedy option, but if there is another solution please let me know!? I don't have a lot of money and will have to borrow to do this - HRV & DVS seem very expensive considering they do the same job as ones almost half the cost and as Ive read on, I've just got more confused about which system to use; they seem to vary greatly in price to achieve the same outcome so now I'm just totally confused, lol! So any help/advice would be greatly appreciated thanks!
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    I've had this problem and have supplied a dehumidifier. It will solve the problem but not a proper or permanent fix.

    It also relies on the tenant actually using it 24/7, which they are unlikely to do. Or fit security stays on the windows and get them to leave a window open, they will be equally as unlikely to do this.

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    I like the look of this:
    https://www.unovent.com/

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    Thanks for that Aston, but I doubt my tenants would use a dehumidifier sufficient to prevent further damage due to power costs whereas Ive read ventitalion systems only cost the same as a 50w light bulb. I've had the double catches put on the windows and asked if they can keep them on the 'open' one but its too cold in winter apparently. Thanks for your help tho
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    Thanks Bob Kane, I've looked at those ones; a good idea and I will investigate further - although I have read (on this site) the fan speed is slower than other systems; it does say on their own site the fan speed in bedrooms is lower when you would think thats where it needs to be faster due to more condensation being caused so I'm unsure about that? Otherwise it looks good although it would be more expensive than the GL155 home ventilation system ($1999 installed) I originally referred to: 4 outlets kitset is $1732; 5 outlets $2099 (+ installation.) Thanks for your suggestion, much appreciated.

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    Unovent is loud as they have fan in each outlet. Plus filter is not as good as DVS/Smartvent/HRV/etc. Controls are non-existent as well, just on/off

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    why not provide the collection channel that is missing? do the window open? if they do the drains could be fitted at that point and drain to the opening?

    are the window sill custom wood? replace the sill with more durable option> (treated pine?)

    double glazing would alleviate as the window get cold which is why the condensation forms on the window glass

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlFa View Post
    Unovent is loud as they have fan in each outlet. Plus filter is not as good as DVS/Smartvent/HRV/etc. Controls are non-existent as well, just on/off
    Simple design, nothing to go wrong and cheaper than the high-tech alternatives.
    And they work just as well as the high-tech alternatives.
    (Let me see, pay a lot of money or pay a small amount of money, what should I do...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Kane View Post
    Simple design, nothing to go wrong and cheaper than the high-tech alternatives.
    And they work just as well as the high-tech alternatives.
    (Let me see, pay a lot of money or pay a small amount of money, what should I do...)
    Just to be clear I own properties with both types.
    4 outlet unovent has 4 fans so you can hardly call it "simple". It's not cheap either as you can pick up say Smartvent for about same money.


 

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