Provide comfort and well-being for modern spaces
Improve Indoor Air Quality
Modern buildings employ air-tight building envelopes to reduce heat and energy losses. Without equal emphasis on ventilation design, poor air circulation exacerbates indoor air pollution and carbon dioxide (CO2) build-up.
As people, we consume oxygen in the air we breathe and we exhale CO2 as a by-product. We spend the majority of our time indoors in our bedrooms and at work. As a result, the CO2 we produce can build up to an uncomfortable level if there is not adequate air circulation. CO2 in excess can affect our respiratory health and lead to sleep and breathing disorders.
VanAir Doors provide an airflow pathway to allow air circulation in bedrooms with or without mechanical systems. This helps to reduce the amount of contaminants in the air and reduces the build-up of CO2. VanAir Doors have been shown to reduce the CO2 build-up of one occupant sleeping at night by 20% compared to a regular door with just natural ventilation.
Keep humidity at bay
Managing humidity in your home is important for the health of your family and your home. Activities like showering and cooking release large amounts of water vapour into the air. Water vapour condenses into liquid droplets on surfaces around your home, especially on cold surfaces and out-of-sight corners. The build-up of water droplets creates the ideal conditions for mold, mildew and rot.
To avoid this, we employ the use exhaust fans in our bathrooms to extract the humid air from showering or bathing. However, an exhaust fan can only extract as much air as it is supplied. When you shower with the door closed and the exhaust fan on, you create a negative zone of pressure in the bathroom. Exhaust fans often struggle to get enough make-up air through the gaps and cracks, outlets, lighting fixtures, and door undercut. The solution is not to put bigger a exhaust fan in your bathroom, but to provide more make-up air, as the airflow is essentially bottlenecked.
Installing a VanAir door in the bathroom provides additional make-up air to enter the bathroom, allowing the exhaust fan to work more effectively. The VanAir door reduces the humidity by up to 20% after a shower and returns the humidity to original levels immediately compared to a regular door.
Eliminate unsightly ducting and vents
Create airflow pathways without the complexity of modifying ceilings and walls to accept ducting, vents and grilles. The VanAir Door is designed to fit standard 1-3/4" and 1-3/8" door openings. Suitable for hinged, pocket, double door, and sliding applications. It accepts all types of hardware, closers, drops, and sweeps.
Avoid undercutting doors
Undercuts are required by building codes to alleviate pressure build up. However they underperform when it comes to ventilation, sound privacy and aesthetics. By providing airflow through the core of the VanAir Vented Door, the bottom of the door can be installed tighter to the floor for better privacy and aesthetics.
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