When choosing the right roof ventilation, there will always be multiple factors to consider. Of course, talking to a ventilation expert like one of Hometech’s specialists will always be the best way to ensure that your home is properly ventilated. Below are a few important things to understand and consider when choosing a home ventilation system, to make sure that your home is a fantastic place to live.
Understanding intake and exhaust vents
Intake vents are essential for properly ventilating your attic, and should be placed around the entire perimeter of your home. Many people accidentally end up blocking these vents with insulation, so it’s important to check that you can see sunlight coming in throughout the daytime to make sure they’re not covered.
Exhaust vents need to be chosen to fit the shape of your roof, as they need to be placed in a location that makes sure that the right amount of air is forced out of the home. Ridge vents that sit on the ridge at the top of the roof are popular, as are solar or electrically powered vents, and wind turbine-style vents that are one of the most long-lasting vent options.
Checking your current vents and roof area
If you’re choosing a new ventilation system for your home, taking stock of your current ventilation situation is an important first step. Walk around the outside of your house and count the intake vents – if there aren’t any, you’ll need to talk to a ventilation expert about getting these installed.
You’ll also need to establish the square area of your roof, and the cubic volume of your attic, in order to find out what the best ventilation solution will be – the number of vents that you need will always depend on the dimensions of the home and space. If you don’t get the help of a technician who can take a look at the space and make sure that the right size and amounts of vents have been used, you might face problems in the future with ventilation, or noise issues from your ventilator.
Making sure you choose a high-quality ventilation system
Hometech offer free home ventilation consultations and quotes - you can ask for one of our home technicians to visit your home for free and provide advice on the type and number of vents that you’d need to get installed, and answer any other questions that you might have about ventilation.
Our Hometech team can also offer a wide range of ventilation products, from Solar Star roof fans to rangehoods to Ventilation Extraction Systems, which can help to keep your home perfectly ventilated by extracting up to 53 litres of air every second. To learn more about our services, call us today.