New lightweight heat recovery unit from Xpelair

Xpelair Ventilation Solutions has launched the Xcell Stratum low profile heat recovery unit, designed to be exceptionally installer friendly thanks to its integral fixing points and lightweight EPP design.

The range is part of Xpelair’s popular Xcell range and is available in four models to suit a variety of applications and ventilation needs within new builds and refurbishments.

Made from B1 rated EPP structural material, the Stratum range is significantly lighter than metal cased units. The high U value also means there is no cold bridging whilst the low profile of the units, ranging from 170mm-305mm depending on ventilation needs, require less space, time and effort to install.

Key technical aspects of the new Stratum range include long life ultra efficient EC motors and 88-90% heat recovery, resulting in market leading efficiency. The units also include integrated programmable, multiple-speed control units for greater control over ventilation rates, along with built-in frost protection and 100% summer bypass on some models.

Stratum also features Xpelair’s F5 G4 filters that ensure superior IAQ levels, which help to not only aid the health and wellbeing of inhabitants, but also protect the fabric of buildings by trapping pollutants and condensation that can cause the spread of moulds and fungus.

Mark Quigley, Commercial Director at Xpelair, comments:

“The launch of Stratum is a further step in our plans to continually develop the Xcell range of products that are designed to provide superior ventilation, whilst being exceptionally efficient and adhering to all the latest regulations.

“The low profile design of the four models, means that homeowners no longer have to worry about heat recovery solutions taking up excess space, whilst the integral fixing points make loft or ceiling mounting a simple exercise for installers, meaning less time on site.”

Despite its small dimensions, the Stratum does not compromise on performance. The superior efficiency credentials of the range have seen the Stratum 120 model being recognised in SAP Appendix Q, whilst all models meet and exceed all the latest legislative requirements.

Ease of maintenance has also been a prominent feature of the design of the Stratum. As such, filters come with tool-less accessibility to ensure they can be regularly maintained in order to provide the optimal indoor atmosphere at all times.

For more information on Xpelair and its extensive range of domestic, commercial and industrial ventilation solutions visit or call 0844 372 7750.