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Bpc upgrades - would you recommend?

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Looking at my quote the difference between the standard radial ducting kit and the premium one is £559. It also includes optional extras for a wall mounted controller (£53) and 5x boost switches (at £30 a pop). Any thoughts on whether paying for the upgrades and extras are worth it?

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the expensive ducting is slightly more flexible

 

Do you need a controller or is your unit going to be easily-accessible?

Do you require manual boost-request switches?

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50 minutes ago, dpmiller said:

the expensive ducting is slightly more flexible

 

Do you need a controller or is your unit going to be easily-accessible?

Do you require manual boost-request switches?

Unit will be in the loft. Not really a problem getting to it. I've no idea what manual boost does it when it'd be required?

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4 minutes ago, eandg said:

I've no idea what manual boost does it when it'd be required?

I don’t have any but some here do, for example one in the kitchen will enable you to select boost in case of burnt toast!!! Or one in the bathroom when having a shower instead of waiting fir the humidistat to kick in (if you have one).

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does the unit have a humidistat?

 

You might need a means to put it into boost mode after a shower or a serious toilet episode.

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1 hour ago, dpmiller said:

does the unit have a humidistat?

 

You might need a means to put it into boost mode after a shower or a serious toilet episode.

It has "internal humidity control" if that's the same thing...

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We didn't use manual boost switches but got the sparky to wire up the MVHR to the same trigger (bathroom PIRs / light switches) that activate the hot return pump.

 

Works quite well - the Sentinel Kinetic has a variety of ways to trigger boost electrically as well as it's own internal humidity sensor.

 

It also has a control /display panel that can be wall mounted away from the unit (wired connection) so we have that in the utility and can trigger a manual boost or purge from there.

 

We did look into incorporating the boost for cooker hood but the only way would have been to put a current detecting clamp on the hood feed so we decided to live with it and have never bothered.

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Assuming it's a Vent Axia unit....

 

- I got the wired controller with cable new on eBay for £20

- No wired boost switches.... the shower relies on the in-built humidistat, and I hooked up a variable input voltage relay to the cooker extractor motor side, and used one of the volt-free connections on the main unit

 

When I did mine 2 years ago they only did 1 type of pipe (red), which seems to be the premium one now!

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For some reason I missed all the comments on this - so thank you for all of the input. I am about to order so it is all really helpful

Cheers

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Also I'd recommend getting a silencer for the extract side of the system, before the MHRV unit.  I found it quietened down the vents to near silence.... it also provided another convenient flexible joint!

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