If you’re planning ventilation for a new home or simply taking care of the space you’re in now, proper airflow is something that should be practiced in any space. Without ventilation in a property there are a whole host of potentially dangerous incidents that can occur. Did you know that on average we spend 90% of our time indoors and actually draw in around 12,000 litres of air each day? That’s a lot of space for harmful pollutants and respiratory diseases to spread around! Make sure that you’re not going to run in to any of these issues and protect your home at the same time by following our simple tips below…
The simple and free act of opening a window in your home can not only eliminate odours caused by things like cooking or dirty washing, but also allow for a much fresher quality of air. In an ideal world, your house should be aired out daily, providing ventilation throughout, banishing stale smells, pollens and bacteria. However, if you’re in a household where having a window open all day long just isn’t ideal, (perhaps if you have a curious house cat on an escape mission!) then there are options for you too. Companies like Rocburn Limited have a great selection of both manual and electric window openers that can really help with hard to reach areas or high up skylights. Not only do they offer a bespoke service for your ventilation issues, but they offer both electric and manual options. Whether you’re looking for a plug-in electric system that you set to a timer, allowing proper ventilation throughout the day, or you simply need traditional window openers, Rocburn cater to everyone. Check out the latest technology they offer including rain and wind sensors!
Aside from small things such as cooking foods with the extractor fan on or switching on the bathroom fan when showering, there are a number of other changes you can make in your lifestyle to ensure a properly ventilated living space. If you’re home has an open fire or improperly fitted extractor fan or boiler, you could be at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Often referred to as ‘the silent killer’, carbon monoxide is extremely difficult to detect as it has to odour, taste or colour. Make sure all your home appliances are checked regularly and installed correctly. Practice proper ventilation and also get yourself an audible alarm. Carbon monoxide alarms can be purchased from most hardware and DIY stores (make sure they are approved by the latest British or European standards) and will emit a high pitched sound when the gas is detected, great for a prompt and early warning.
Every home needs fresh air flowing through each day to remove stale, damp air, not only for the integrity of the building, but for your health too. This guide on proper ventilation for your home, taken from the book ‘Home Improvement for Dummies’ is simple to read and offers some fantastic additional advice, give it a read! Make sure you’re sticking to the tips mentioned above and you’re sure to have a much more pleasant, comfortable living space for you and the family.