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Why ventilation is so important

Every year, the average Kiwi family produces 3,500 litres of damp air inside their homes when cooking, cleaning, drying clothes and showering. This can cause condensation and mould, consequently leading to ongoing health issues such as asthma, infections, chronic coughs and reduced lung function. That’s why at Comfy Kiwi Homes we now supply and install world-leading EVOAQ ventilation systems which will keep your home drier, and healthier.

For many New Zealanders, our homes are either cold or humid. Whether you are building a new home or looking to protect an existing one, it is important to think about how to keep your home healthier. By ventilating, you can combat a number of the aforementioned issues. Here are 5 ways to ventilate your house.

Mould and mildew

Both cold and humid conditions create an ideal breeding ground for mould and mildew. These problems are expected to occur frequently in old houses in New Zealand, but they are also becoming more prominent in new buildings. Our ventilation systems reduce moisture in the air which prevents mould growth.

Protect against dust mites and fungal spores

Many allergies in New Zealand stem from the presence of dust mites and fungal spores in homes. They grow in warm, humid places, so one of the best ways to protect yourself from this type of allergen is to keep your home drier with a ventilation system.

Reduce water vapour and moisture

It’s easy to see how easily excess moisture builds up and that it takes more than just opening a few windows to dry your home. Ventilation systems are the most effective way to reduce excess water vapour. They constantly push out stale, moist air, replacing it with cooler, drier air. The air is filtered before entering the home, which greatly reduces exposure to inhaled dust, pollen, plant spores and other triggers. By minimising excess moisture and condensation in your home, you can significantly improve the home environment for allergy sufferers and asthma sufferers.

Keep your air quality high

Good ventilation and heating in the home are essential to maintaining good air quality. This is equally important in new, well-sealed and insulated houses. When building, it’s easy to forget about ventilation in all the other decisions you need to make, such as curtains, carpets, and furniture. It is easy to forget that mould can become a problem in a new home, but if you are building a smart building, you can easily solve these problems by keeping these beautiful interior designs free of mould.

Save money

Airing your home can also save money in the long run. Heating a damp home is much more difficult than a dry one, so good ventilation can help you save on heating costs. A damp home can also ruin interior furniture faster, which means that interiors such as paint and wallpaper may need to be replaced earlier than usual.

Get in touch with us today to ensure a balanced home.