There’s no doubt that modern temperature control methods (such as air conditioning and heating systems) have made our lives much more comfortable. We’re cool when we need to be and warm when it matters most. One problem though is that the damp and stale air that can develop as a result isn’t good for anyone. A centralised or decentralised ventilation system can solve this problem, and even more so with the appropriate help from you. Start by trying these simple tips to boost the impact of your ventilation system.
If you’re building from scratch or a renovation is on the cards, make room for an open foyer or atrium to encourage the free-flow of air. Don’t worry if this isn’t an option. You can clear up space you already have and keep it uncluttered. The hot air will dissipate more easily in the warm months.
Getting smaller water feature installations in and around the home (perhaps in the pockets of open space we mentioned) is useful. The water serves as a cooling medium for the air before it exits through the vents. All you have to do for warmth is to shut the water feature off during winter or when it gets cold.
Remember: The sun rises in the east and sets in the west. Avoid direct sunlight entering your home by matching your window orientations to the directions that don’t face the sun. This airflow will work well with the ventilation you have installed by keeping your room from getting too warm.
What better way to encourage fresh, oxygen-rich air than plants? Work with a landscaper you can trust to create a low maintenance, healthy garden that shades your roof or patio areas.