Renovating is a great time to make improvements to your indoor air quality. Ventilation helps eliminate wet windows and dampness when it is combined with extraction from wet areas such as your bathroom and kitchen. Together with heating and proper insulation a house can be transformed into a home
A home ventilation system uses a system of ducting and fans to bring in dry filtered air while extraction removes the moist air from your home. Once installed these systems have low running costs and can control normal household condensation.
We can explain the different types of home ventilation and help you select the system that best suits your home.
Achieve the homeowner's expectations, meet building code, and build a warm tight building.
Every house is different, some big some small, as we custom fit each system to the house, installation times can vary. Expect on average an installation to take 3 to 4 hours.
There are many different options for ventilation systems but all are created equal. The systems that we choose to sell and install must have a low annual running cost, intelligent features and the ability to change your own filter if you want to. Not all systems are able to offer this.
Many people start to think of ventilation when the weather is starting to get cooler but the best time to install ventilation is before you need it, Before your home starts to have problems with moisture and dampness. Conditioning your home for the colder months reduces the moisture in the home which in turn reduces the cost of heating during the cold months.
In new homes it is quickest and most efficient to install your ventilation just before you install installation.
Under normal conditions the filter should work efficiently for more than 2 years. We recommend the filter(s) be changed every 18 months. We will notify you when this period is about to be up.
Doors gets closed for a bunch of reasons, this can reduce natural airflow through the house resulting mould in closets and damp smelly areas. By ventilating the whole house you are able have certainty that dampness, pollens and other contamination are removed from the whole house not just one or two rooms.
New home or old home we all introduce moisture into our homes on a daily basis through showering, cooking etc. This moisture is stored in our bedding, flooring and furnishings which means that in some cases our new homes can be damper than older ones due to being well made and sealed up tightly. The saying is “build it tight -ventilate right” Tight houses are great for warmth by not for air flow. When there is little air movement nothing can get in or out. That nothing includes moisture along with all other pollutants and smells. So it is often more important in a new build to have ventilation than in an older more naturally ventilated home.
Ventilation and heat pumps are good friends. Ventilation systems in general do not heat or cool and in the same way heat pumps don't bring fresh air but they do heat and cool.
A ventilation system should monitor and learn the conditions in the home, looking for the ideal time to bring air into the building. Usually the best time to bring fresh healthy air is not at a time when you would be using your heat pump. No more cold bedrooms because the ventilation system is not smart enough to know when it is best to bring air in.