If you plan to design your home to be an air-tight structure, chances are you will require sufficient ventilation to prevent it from developing issues such as condensation, damp, mould or dust. Otherwise it’s not good for the home and isn’t fit for its occupants. Many people’s health issues have been due to poor ventilation in the home, including asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory diseases. So, it’s necessary to design the home with sufficient ventilation.
Want To Know How To Do This?
Background ventilation is the easiest and most cost-effective way to keep your home ventilated. Installing trickle vents in your windows will help keep a constant flow of air through the home, remove stale air, reduce condensation and allow all the above without the need to open a window.
What Do You Need To Know About Mechanical Ventilation?
There are many systems for this type of ventilation…
System 1 – This method includes intermittent extractor fans in all wet rooms and kitchens that extract steam when the room is used for bathing, showering, cooking, etc. This reduces the build-up of unwanted moisture and smells.
System 3 – An alternative and more efficient system of this type is continuous mechanical ventilation. This is similar to the above method but the fans will run constantly rather than intermittently. The advantage here is that it doesn’t only extract stale air.
System 4 – This type of ventilation incorporates the extraction method used in system 3 at a continuous rate, but it also supplies other rooms in the home, including dining, bedrooms, studies, etc. with fresh air. This system can also include a heat recovery system, which will recycle the warm air from the bathrooms and kitchens and help heat the home. This will then help your homes energy efficiency, which is the whole point of an air-tight home.
ATSPACE compliance engineers are fully accredited to help you achieve compliance in all areas of building compliance. Compliance can feel tricky, and sometimes you feel you have to make compromises. Trust us when we say this, you don’t. It isn’t about compromise; it’s about knowing how to get the most from each compliance service and getting them to work together harmoniously. If you have any questions, or would like to talk to someone, please call us here at ATSPACE.
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