Posted on 21 03 2023
Installing a Ventilation system in your home
Having a proper ventilation system is a key part of having a comfortable home. It ensures fresh air is being circulated through your home while removing pollutants and allergens, creating cleaner air. We understand the importance of having the right ventilation system in your home, we offer home energy assessments to determine which system will help you the most.
Having a ventilation system regulates the temperature of your home meaning there is no need for excessive heating or cooling, therefore, reducing your monthly energy bill. Another cost-effective benefit of ventilation systems is it helps to prevent moisture buildup and mould growth. Mould can damage the structure of your property so by keeping it under control with a ventilation system, you increase the life length of your home.
There are several different types of ventilation systems, and the one we recommend you install is dependent on what you need from it. Some of the common options include exhaust ventilation, which removes musty air and supply ventilation systems replacing it with fresh air. A balanced ventilation system does the job of both an exhaust and a supply unit.
Each day around 250ml of water can evaporate from 1m² of the ground in 24 hours. It doesn’t sound like much but for a 150m² home, that’s 60 litres of water under your home. The best way to tackle this is to talk to our team about ground moisture barriers which is a thick polythene sheeting on the ground. This keeps moisture in the ground and the air under your home dry. After we’ve assessed your home, we’ll let you know which affordable ground moisture barrier option will suit you. You might also be eligible for an insulation subsidy of up to 80%.
Mould and moisture are something many kiwi homes suffer with. In fact, more than 1 in 5 homes are damp some or all of the time. Book a home energy assessment with us and we’ll help you start living in a drier, and healthier home.
You can find out more information about ventilation on our website here, or get in touch.