On average, Aussies spend 90% or more of their time indoors. Most activities in Australia rotate around closed spaces at home or in workplaces. That kind of indoor exposure means that a large number of people could be highly vulnerable to the health risks that could be posed by poor ventilation. Good ventilation isn’t just good for your health. Optimal ventilation has a positive impact on the structural integrity of buildings. Poor ventilated spaces are often exposed to the vagaries of weather, be they the temperature extremes or the precipitation occasioned by poor ventilation. There are plenty of reasons to invest in optimal ventilation. These include the following:
It’s good for your health
Good ventilation channels out dirty air, unpleasant odours and impurities allowing your family and guests to breathe in clean air free of impurities and potentially harmful gases. Having a well-designed and properly-operating ventilation system in your house also prevents mould growth and other allergens that may cause health problems. People with allergies and respiratory problems such as asthma should not live in surroundings that are likely to aggravate their health problems. Given that we spend close to 90% of our time indoors, pollution in indoor air may lead to really serious health issues so it is imperative that we invest in efficient ventilation that will guarantee us a healthy living environment.
A well-designed, well-functioning and optimal ventilation system often contributes to a more energy-efficient building helping you save on the energy bills. Temperature extremes in the outdoor environment can cause a real nightmare when the house is not properly ventilated and well-insulated forcing you to continuously rely on artificial ventilation mechanisms that hog a lot of power.
Overcome your mould problem
If your house is poorly ventilated, you are most likely going to have to deal with precipitation and condensation problems in the interior of your house, especially where there are temperature extremes. If you are engaging in activities such as cleaning, steam cleaning, cooking and hot water baths which are pretty routine in most homes, a lot of moisture is generated that will require an outlet through proper ventilation. Through a process of condensation, the warm moisture will flow to the coldest and farthest parts of the building and condense to form water droplets. If this happens every day for an extended period of time, it will lead to the slow disintegration of the structures used in your building.
Without adequate ventilation, most of this moisture will condense on your surfaces thereby causing ideal conditions for mould growth. Good ventilation eliminates moisture from your indoors thereby preventing mould growth issues.
It is good for the longevity of your buildings
A well ventilated house will last more than its poorly ventilated counterpart. Buildings are subjected to temperature extremes and exposure to moisture factors that put a strain on the materials used in construction. Good ventilation creates optimal conditions that generally extend the lifespan of buildings and various fixtures and structures in the house.
Impact on the environment
HVAC systems use a lot of energy. If your building is so well ventilated that you have to rely less on the artificial ventilation systems, you are able to generate great dividends on our planet and cut down on your carbon footprints.