The Unovent story
Unovent® was developed by Kiwi John Wadsworth, an automation and control engineer with extensive experience in air management systems and with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical Engineering.
Back In 2013, John wanted a ventilation system for his own home, but was unwilling to spend over $4,000 quoted by an existing company. Instead he invented his own ductless home ventilation system. It was a game changer in the market, bringing effective ventilation to Kiwi homes at an affordable price.
John’s brilliance is based on a single low voltage fan mounted in each room. By eliminating all of the expensive components in the ceiling space, he greatly reduced the cost of the system and the installation – as well as reducing running costs.
The start of a new partnership.
We recently joined Just Life Group, a New Zealand-owned company that's listed on the NZX. Joining Just Life Group gives us the scale to help us achieve our ambition to have an Unovent product in every Kiwi home.
Just Life Group is majority owned by entrepreneur Tony Falkenstein, who has literally written the book on New Zealand business. And we made him promise that we'll always be proudly New Zealand owned.
What drives us today?
“I started the Just Life Group over 30 years ago, incorporating the ‘Just Water’, ‘Hometech’, ‘Unovent’ and ‘Solatube’ brands along the way – it was built on trust and fair play, and I treat every customer as if they were my own family. So, if we are not living up to your expectations, then contact me directly, and I guarantee to do the right thing by you."
What’s driving our success?
We’re revolutionising home ventilation systems so more and more Kiwis can enjoy healthier, drier, warmer homes. See the new generation systems that are making a difference.
“The installation and service was very quick, and it only took about an hour to install, and he talked me through how you can clean the filters yourself."
“Since installing Xgen in our own home, I have noticed when my children get colds their recovery time is a lot quicker and our house is much drier and easier to heat.”
Creating healthier homes nationwide.
We have a great team of certified installers, from Kaitaia to the Bluff who can assess your home and recommend the right ventilation systems to make your home healthier. Even if you’re a little bit off the map, we can probably help you out.