Is your home sick?
If your home doesn’t have good ventilation, it’s likely sick. Did you know that for your home to be a healthy one, good ventilation is a must?
The air in your home is full of moisture. You produce moisture in your home by cooking, washing, bathing and exercising. Even breathing produces moisture. To have a healthy home you need good ventilation. Good ventilation creates a positive airflow in your home, circulating ‘good’ air while purging your home of ‘bad’ air and removing excess moisture from your home.
A healthy home = good ventilation
With good ventilation, the risk of mould and volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) forming in your home is dramatically reduced. It also reduces the risk of respiratory problems and helps combat the effects of conditions like asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Good ventilation also means that your home is less at risk of building defects related to moisture.
Surprisingly, good ventilation makes your home easier to heat. Which will save you money on your heating bill? How? In a home with poor ventilation, you are heating two things. The air. And the moisture contained in the air. With correct ventilation, this moisture is removed. Meaning you are heating just the air. Not the moisture in the air too.
Building regulations and ventilation
The type of ventilation needed in your home is determined by both building regulations and the space the ventilation is needed in. For example, the ventilation required in a kitchen or shower room, where high moisture levels exist, will require a different ventilation type than that of your attic.