Homeowners often misconstrue their home as being a completely safe zone for their health. Because it isn’t exposed to outside pollution or bacteria prominent in public spaces, air quality is rarely a concern. Unfortunately, with no home ventilation systems, several dangers could be lurking within your home, affecting the quality of the air you and your family are breathing in. Installing a home ventilation system in a home may seem like just another extra cost, but it should be considered a must-have. The health benefits of installing one far outweigh the cost involved and ultimately will be cost-effective in the long-run. Here’s how.
All homes are prone to having outside irritants enter – which is inevitable. Windows, doors and any structural gaps all allow external triggers like pollen, smog and other pollutants to enter a home easily. However, dust, pet dander, and chemicals originating from inside the house can be just as harmful to breathe in for individuals with respiratory problems like asthma or sinusitis. A home ventilation system acts almost like a filter by expelling irritants that enter the home – and ridding the home of irritants created within its four walls. This means you can keep your doors and windows closed and still enjoy fresh air.
Stagnant air with moisture or humidity can lead to mould and bacteria developing in your home’s humid or damp areas, such as in your bathroom or kitchen. Opening windows and letting in fresh air may be the simplest way to avoid this. However, it also allows outside pollutants to enter. A home ventilation system will continuously circulate air throughout your house to maintain a steady supply of fresh air. The airflow can also disturb any festering growths and keep humid areas fresh and inviting.
Foul odours can fester in rooms with no airflow, soaking into furniture and carpets. This can cause the environment to be extremely unpleasant for the family to spend time in. Toxic chemical aerosols that quickly dispel such smells can be dangerous to you and your family, as well as your pets and the environment around your property. They also rarely last long enough. A ventilation system will ensure clean smelling air, 24/7 - no matter how much cooking or housework takes place.
The Heating Company specialises in providing home ventilation systems in NZ. Call us today to create a fresh, clean and breathable environment for your family.