Having good ventilation in your home, has been a hot topic during the coronavirus pandemic. With many of us spending more time in our homes, improving air flow to prevent virus particles from accumulating in the air has never been more important. As this improved air flow, helps to prevent the coronavirus spreading between occupants living in the same home.
Good ventilation, so ensuring you have a good air flow throughout your home, is recommended long after the pandemic has ended. It is good practice for us all to air our homes out, whether that be opening windows, having extractor fans fitted in wet rooms or trickle vents in our windows.
Effective ventilation helps keep your home energy-efficient, safe, and healthy as it helps control the air flow.
Good ventilation in the home has several benefits, some of which we discuss in this blog.
1. Regulates air flow in your home
We’ve established that good ventilation in your home is a must. Regulating the flow of air in your home, through good ventilation, helps to control the air moving in and out of your home.
Regulating the air flow will introduce fresh air into your home while removing stale air.
2. Positive impact on health and wellbeing
Another benefit of good ventilation in your home, is the positive impact it can have on your health.
For those of you who suffer from hay fever, like me, good ventilation can filter out allergens such as pollen. Homes with inadequate ventilation can lead to health problems including headings, allergies, and asthma.
A steady flow of fresh air into the home and between each room, can help with wellbeing. You will feel more relaxed if you are living in a comfortable environment, where the temperature is controlled, you are minimising any pollutants and odours.
3. Helps to control household temperature
Particularly during the summer months, our homes can become either safe havens from the glorious sun outside providing us with a cool place to rest, or become stuffy humid spaces to live in.
A good, ventilated home will be more comfortable to live in, helping you to relax with an ambient temperature, right for you.
4. Reduces risk of condensation, residue and mould
Improving the air flow in your home is one of the most effective ways to reduce the risk of condensation, residue and mould which can be harmful to your health. Ventilation can help remove moisture in the home, which can lead to condensation.
5. Expels air impurities and odours
Having an effective air flow in your home, will help to eliminate odours and other pollutants.
Is your home energy efficient?
New government driven standards, that came into effect from the 1st of July, mean that householders who sign up to funded energy efficiency measures through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme, will benefit from a new requirement to install additional ventilation in their homes, where required.