One element for a healthy and maintenance-free home is to ensure that your building is well-ventilated throughout the year. This is primarily to reduce the retention of moisture in the building, which can lead to structural and health implications for your home and family respectively. Traditionally ventilation in the home has been left to passive methods such as roof and wall vents, and the options of opening or closing windows and doors. This is increasingly less effective as insulation in the home has improved and technology has advanced. Pollution has also increased, which further necessitates the need to continually expel stale air from the home and encourage fresh air into it.
The most common methods of mechanical ventilation are various types and configurations of fans, which together with a system of ducting can service a whole home. Fans can also be installed to service a single room, such as the extractor units commonly found in kitchens and bathrooms. The appropriate system for your home will depend on a number of factors including the climate zone you live in and the size of your home. Dehumidifiers are also effective, though relatively costly to purchase.
Benefits of mechanical ventilation
Benefits of mechanical ventilation methods include the following:
a versatile user-controlled method of ventilation
increases the amount of fresh air in circulation
ensures the health and comfort of household occupants
protects the integrity of your home and therefore your investment