Winter brings with it colder air, as well as reduced air quality. And while you might be keen to switch off those cooling air conditioners and crank up your fires and heating systems, you might not be as concerned with ventilation throughout your home. However, during the cooler months, you really should be. In this blog post, we’ll find out why you should consider installing a decent ventilation system in your home.
When Windows Are Closed, Contaminants And Germs Start To Play
As temperatures come down, your doors and windows are closed up tightly, with fireplaces blaring and heaters on full bore. We can’t blame you. This provides comfort and warmth but sealing off every nook, cranny, and draught source also cuts off airflow. No fresh air is allowed in and no stagnant air, allergens, contaminants and pollutants are allowed out. This creates a warm but unhealthy indoor environment for you and your family, and that’s why it’s important to not overlook ventilation during winter.
Proper Ventilation Is A Priority
When you don’t let air flow, it might be up to 10 times more polluted inside your home than outside. A nasty combination of pet dander, volatile organic compounds, airborne particulates and pollen all affect indoor air quality and eventually, your family’s health. To maintain good air quality, while still keeping your indoor space warm and toasty, proper ventilation is key. It’s also vital in removing moisture and preventing damp air from building up within your home which, in turn, stops mould and mildew from rearing its ugly head.
It’s Too Cold To Open The Windows So Install A Ventilation System
The easiest way to ventilate your property is to open the windows and doors but who wants to do that when it’s icy cold outside? Fortunately for those seeking warm spaces with clean air, there’s a variety of ventilation systems and products available on the market, including heat recovery ventilators. We can help you choose the right one.
A professional HVAC technician in Auckland can advise you on the proper ventilation system or product for your residential or commercial property. Give us a call at Thermo Tech before winter really sets in and the cold starts to bite hard. We’ll be delighted to help you find the most efficient HVAC system for your indoor space, and create an environment in your home that is healthy as well as comfortable.