When building a new home, there are numerous decisions to make, and ventilation is often overlooked. A healthy home should be a top priority, yet it usually ends up at the bottom of the to-do list, behind curtains, carpets, and furniture. However, it is crucial to understand that proper ventilation is essential for maintaining good air quality.
Contrary to popular belief, mould and mildew can appear in modern homes, too. Superior building methods often make homes more airtight, leading to moisture accumulation.
According to a recent BRANZ survey, nearly half of all surveyed properties in the House Condition Survey showed visible mould. Furthermore, New Zealand’s cold and damp winters provide an ideal environment for mould and mildew growth. Therefore, keeping your home dry is crucial.
A typical household generates about 12 litres of water per day from cooking, showering, and daily living activities. The excess moisture can quickly build up, especially when homes are closed up for most of the day, trapping moisture inside. The most effective way to reduce excess moisture is through ventilation systems. These systems continuously remove moisture-laden, stale air, replacing it with fresher, drier air, improving air quality. The air is also filtered before entering the home, reducing exposure to dust, pollen, plant spores, and other triggers that can affect your health.
In addition to improving air quality, keeping moisture and condensation to a minimum can significantly improve the environment for allergy and asthma sufferers in your home. A drier, healthier home can relieve their symptoms and reduce the number of sick days your family experiences each year.
Ventilating your home properly can also save you money in the long run. A damp home is more challenging to heat than a dry one, so keeping your home well-ventilated can reduce heating costs.
Additionally, dampness can deteriorate internal furnishings quickly, leading to early replacements. Proper ventilation removes excess damp, moisture-filled air, improving overall air quality, and making your home more comfortable and healthier to live in.
DVS ventilation systems cost just eight cents a day to run, making it a practical investment for maintaining good air quality. Contact the experts at DVS today and arrange a free consultation (we can even quote off your plans.) Call a friendly representative at 0800 387 387.