4 Benefits of a Home Ventilation System.
A Good home ventilation system can be a crucial factor to your home health and comfort, providing clean fresh air for the well being of you and your family. Good home ventilation can also help lower the humidity inside your house reducing the build-up of harmful mould. Another attribute of good airflow through your home, is the removal of unwanted lingering smells, and toxic airborne pollutants. We all spend a significant portion of our time indoors, so ensuring good indoor air quality should be a strong consideration for every home.
Reduce mould build up
Mould builds up in damp environments with little airflow. Exposure to mould can be harmful to our family’s health. Short term exposure can lead to irritation of the nose, eyes, and throat, as well as possibly give you a head ache, or fever. Excessive long term exposure can contribute to respiratory diseases such as Asthma, Bronchitis, and sinus complications. Ventilation can help reduce mould build up in homes by reducing the humidity of a house and drying it out.
Better air quality in your home
Stale stagnant indoor air can harbour smells from cooking, fire places, and pets. Replacing stale indoor air with fresh new air can have your house smelling fresher and fragrance free. VOCs or volatile organic compounds also build up in your home and can be harmful to your health. These emissions are the result of household furnishings, paintings, sprays, and chemicals that you are exposed to every day. While you can’t rid your house of these completely, a well ventilated home will dilute the concentration of VOCs in the indoor air you breathe. Most home ventilation systems also come with an air filtration system to remove unwanted pollutants such as pollen and dust which can trigger allergies.
A damp home environment can also be harmful to the structural integrity of your home. Too much moisture can rot window sills, floor boards, dry wall and attic eaves, as well as peel paint. Insulation can also become damp reducing its effectiveness and increasing the damage. This can all lead to costly repair bills and unsafe housing. Good home ventilation can help your home stay drier and minimise pooling of water and excessive dampness.
Lower heating bills
While a home ventilation system should not be considered a heater, it can assist with heating your house. Dry air requires significantly less energy to heat than damp air. A heat pump heating a dry home with a ventilation system could use less power compared to a heat pump heating a damp house. You can also couple ventilation systems with heat transfer kits which can take heat from a hot room and distribute it to cooler rooms around your house.
In short, ventilation has many attributes to make your home not only healthier to live in but also more pleasurable as well. A Home ventilation system is cheap to run and harbors many benefits. Aeon Energy solutions has a range of ventilation systems to suit most houses from small one-bedroom studio apartments to large family homes. We offer obligation free home consultations and can size up and discuss the right system to suit your home.