Having good ventilation in your home was a hot topic during the coronavirus pandemic. With many of us spending more time in our homes, improving airflow to prevent virus particles from accumulating in the air had never been more important.
Good ventilation, so ensuring you have good airflow throughout your home, is recommended long after the pandemic had 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 airflow.
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 airflow 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 well-being. You will feel more relaxed if you are living in a comfortable environment, where the temperature is controlled, and you are minimising any pollutants and odours.
3. Helps to control the 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 airflow 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 effective airflow in your home will help to eliminate odours and other pollutants.
Is your home energy efficient?
A scheme that launched in February 2023, known as the Connected for Warmth Scheme, supports householders in improving the energy efficiency of the fabric of their homes through funding for home insulation. Householders applying via this scheme will qualify for free cavity wall and loft insulation if their home is in Council Tax Bands A to D.