Home ventilation systems may seem like a hassle to install in your home or an extra cost that you don’t want to spend, but a good whole house ventilation system can save you a lot of money in the long run. There are many different systems you can put in place to ventilate important, costly areas of your house. Ventilation is often overlooked, but it is extremely important for a healthy home, and something to consider for your next home improvement.
Ventilation to Condition the Air
So often, our homes aren’t getting healthy air in the places where it matters. This can cause our air conditioning systems to work overtime, which can hike our power bills. Think about when we are cooking food over the stove for example: imagine all the gases and fumes that come from the stove and the food we cook that taints the fresh air in our kitchens. We could open all the doors and windows up to ventilate, but that can make our homes vulnerable to all sorts of weather conditions, not to mention there’s no barrier stopping our air conditioning units from trying to air condition the whole garden!
With a home ventilation system installed, fresh air is being replenished in the rooms of houses without doors or windows having to be opened. In the kitchen, the best type of ventilation system to use is a rangehood system, which extracts smells and steam directly from above the stove. This means our air conditioners don’t have to work nearly as hard to make sure the air we are breathing in our homes is fresh. If you have an open plan living and kitchen area like most houses these days do, the whole family will be thanking you for not having to deal with the smell of dinner cooking while they are watching television.
Ventilation to Combat Dampness
Dampness in our homes can lead to mould and rot, which can be incredibly costly. Not having proper ventilation systems installed can make dampness and moisture occur incredibly easily. When we shower, bath, cook or use the dishwasher we create a lot of steam, not to mention the moisture that occurs in the air just by our breath circulating a stuffy room at night.
You may not be noticing it straight away, but in the long run, all these factors can lead to a very damp home with harmful mould which is extremely unhealthy. However, all of this excess moisture can be eliminated by using proper ventilation. In the bathroom, extraction systems are incredibly important to target the steam that comes from our showers or baths and send it outside before it gets the chance to turn into dampness. In the kitchen, having a good rangehood should do the trick.
Ventilation to Dry Homes
Proper ventilation can make our heating bills a lot cheaper. Just like air conditioning has to work harder when there is moisture in the air, so do our heating systems. This is because moisture is cold and damp, and in order to have a healthy home, the home should be warm and dry. The best way to ventilate the entire home to bring back all the warmth that can get lost due to excess moisture is through a Hometech Energy Recovery System. This whole house ventilation system works across the entire house to make sure all the excess moisture is pushed outside and replaced with warm, dry, clean air. This is the most cost-efficient way to ventilate the whole home, and what a difference it can make to those dreaded winter power bills.
To compare different types of ventilation and how they can save you money in different parts of the house, talk to us today for your free consultation and quote! Look forward to preparing yourself for a healthy, cost-effective home.