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The Role Of A Ventilation Expert
Copyright (c) 2016 Matt Reardon Proper ventilation of your home is a basic necessity in order to ensure that the indoor air that you breathe in is fresh and clean. When your home is well ventilated, your risks of contracting respiratory diseases will reduce and you will enjoy living in a healthy environment. Your under floor should also be well ventilated to get rid of the stale air and the dampness. Having the right sub floor ventilation will keep your under floor dry and this will contribute...

Importance Of Installing An Adequate Ventilation System
Copyright (c) 2016 Matt Reardon A clean indoor environment is of great importance due to the many hours that you spend within your home. The indoor air that you breathe in should be fresh and clean to ensure that you do not get any respiratory complications. The only way your home can have a continuous supply of fresh air is through effective home ventilation. As long as your home has adequate ventilation, condensation which leads to a damp home will not take place. The structure of your home...

How You Can Benefit From The Right Sub Floor Ventilation
Copyright (c) 2016 Matt Reardon Does your home have a musty smell and have you noticed that you no longer breathe in fresh air when you are indoors? Then it is very possible that you are living in a damp environment. Moisture in your home can come from the bathroom or the kitchen and if it has nowhere to escape to, then it lands on cold surfaces and condenses. This causes your home to become damp. You should also not forget to have sufficient sub floor ventilation since a moist sub floor...

Identifying The Right Ventilation Expert
Copyright (c) 2016 Matt Reardon Ventilation is a very important aspect of any home as it ensures that the indoor air is clean and free from contaminants. A ventilation system can only work properly when it has been properly installed by an expert. The expert will also determine the system that will work best for your home. The first step in getting your home properly ventilated is by getting a professional who will install a home ventilation system that will address your needs. There are...

How To Identify The Right Ventilation For Your Sub Floor
Copyright (c) 2016 Matt Reardon A well ventilated home is not only comfortable to stay in but it keeps you away from the dangers that come with dampness. There are many risks that are linked with staying in a damp home. You can easily get respiratory complications and your home can get infested by termites which can cause serious damage. You would then be required to repair your home which can be very costly. Your sub floor is a part of the home that can easily be forgotten when you are...

Why You Need The Right Sub Floor Ventilation
Copyright (c) 2016 Matt Reardon A safe and healthy home and work environment is a must if you are to be in good health. You should be able to breathe in clean fresh air as you go about your activities in the building. A musty and damp room can cause you to develop allergies and respiratory infections whereby you end up coughing and wheezing. You can however stay in a healthy home by ensuring that it is well ventilated. You should also ensure that you have sufficient sub floor ventilation in...

Ventilation Systems That Can Be Used For Your Home
Copyright (c) 2016 Matt Reardon The right ventilation system in your home will allow you to enjoy clean fresh air when you are indoors. A ventilation system continuously gets rid of the stale air from the home and replaces it with fresh air from the outside. You can enjoy cool fresh air during the hot season and warm fresh air during the cold season. A home ventilation system will get rid of any bad smell in the house and will provide uniform ventilation in the entire home. There are...

Why You Should Have Sufficient Sub Floor Ventilation
Copyright (c) 2016 Matt Reardon Your home is the place where you spend a lot of your time and you should therefore ensure that the environment is safe and healthy. Pollution in your home is a health hazard and proper ventilation will ensure that you do not have to deal with any health risks. You should therefore ensure that your whole house is properly ventilated. You should also confirm that the under floor is well ventilated as it also contributes to the pollution of your home. The right...

The Importance Of Hiring A Ventilation Expert
Copyright (c) 2016 Matt Reardon Your home may be experiencing mold and a stale smell due to a damp under floor. It could be that you have poor drainage around your house. This causes water to pool against the wall whenever it rains. With time the water will find its way to your under floor making it moist. It could also be that there is a pipe that is leaking in your under floor which needs to be fixed by a plumber. The problem could also be due to poor ventilation. It is therefore important...

Sub Floor Ventilation - Effective Options Available
Copyright (c) 2016 Matt Reardon It is always important to ensure that your surroundings are safe and are not a risk to your health. Buildings should always adhere to health and safety standards so that the occupants are free from the risk of disease. An important aspect of buildings that contribute to the health of the occupants is the sub floor ventilation. Proper ventilation will enable you to breathe in fresh air and will also keep termites away which can cause damage to the floor of the...

Whole House Ventilation - Enjoy Clean Fresh Air At Home
Copyright (c) 2015 Matt Reardon Home is indeed the place to be as this is the safe haven where you can unwind and be yourself after a hard day out in the world. It therefore goes without say that your home should be the one place that gives you the healthiest and most comfortable environment so you can rest and refresh. You may however be dealing with a situation where your home is not the freshest place to be. If you are unable to breathe in fresh air in your house and would like to change...

Basement Ventilation - Your Options For Accessing Clean Air
Copyright (c) 2015 Matt Reardon More and more families are today spending more time at the basement. This long forgotten room is now considered a very important part of the home. This is because it is far less expensive to remodel the basement than building a new room. This additional space can be used as a family room, additional bedroom or a laundry area. The only problem with this room is that moisture easily seeps in from the ground through the floor and walls, making basement ventilation...

Tips On How To Deal With Insufficient Sub-Floor Ventilation
Copyright (c) 2015 Matt Reardon Inadequate ventilation may lead to a high level of moisture build up especially in the areas you take little consideration of. The underside of the flooring of a house is an example of such places. A sub-floor refers to the crawl space found between the ground and the lower part of a building. It is also known as the basement. Moisture build up in this area causes fungal decay and invasion of termites. It is clear that the causes of most ventilation problems...

Benefits Of Using Whole House Ventilation Systems
Copyright (c) 2015 Matt Reardon During the past few years, most homes have been built to be largely sealed off from the exterior air. This is done in order to save energy and prevent air from coming in and out of the house. This technique is good when you consider the reduced cost of energy bills. However, it creates a problem in the quality of air inside your home. When indoor air is sealed, there are a lot of gases and other contaminants that build up within your home thus causing the air...

The Benefits Of Sub Floor Ventilation
Copyright (c) 2015 Matt Reardon Moisture build up underneath flooring is very common in many homes. The basements or sub floor areas are among the places that are fond of getting excessive build up of moisture. This problem is mainly caused by inadequate, old or no damp proofing method in the home. A building or home with the excessive moisture build up faces a risk of being damaged especially in the areas that are made of wood. The damage is made by termites and other things that are...

What You Might Not Know About Whole House Ventilation
Copyright (c) 2015 Matt Reardon Air conditioners are usually used by many households during both summer and winter seasons. Many households part with a lot of money to pay for the electricity bills because the air conditioners require a lot of energy to operate. The good news, however, is that there are various ventilation methods that can be used, which can help you achieve better air quality within the house and comfortable room temperatures, apart from helping reduce your energy bills. Two...

Whole House Ventilation: Getting Energy Recovery Ventilation Systems
Copyright (c) 2015 Matt Reardon When planning whole house ventilation systems in Australia, there are several requirements that need to be followed. This includes the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and the Australian Standard (AS 1668.2). In particular, Part 2 of AS 1668 is very specific on how air conditioning and ventilation systems are to be used in buildings. Energy recovery house ventilation systems offer you a ventilation method that is within your control while cutting down on loss...

Sub Floor Ventilation: Identifying The Need, Installation And Management Tips
Copyright (c) 2015 Matt Reardon Having inadequate ventilation in your home sub floor could trigger a number long-term problems like wood rot, mould growth and structural building weakness. With a suitably installed ventilation system, it is easy to extract the harmful damp air found in your sub floor space and get in fresh flowing air. This will give you a healthy, economical and safe home. In 1996, the International Energy Agency declared ventilation as being the single most influencing...

Whole House Ventilation: Using Exhaust Ventilation Systems
Copyright (c) 2015 Matt Reardon The decision to ventilate the whole house is generally inspired by health and comfort concerns. This is because sufficient air quality cannot be provided by natural ventilation or even by spot ventilation. Ventilation systems serving the whole house offer uniform and controlled ventilation throughout the entire house. These types of ventilation systems employ one or several fans and a system of ducts in exhausting stale air and in supplying fresh air into your...

Considerations For Sub Floor Ventilation During House Construction
Copyright (c) 2015 Matt Reardon During house construction, the type of floor to be put in place should be a major consideration. This is because it will determine the kind of sub floor ventilation that can be used. Having HRV (heat recovery ventilation) system ventilation for your sub floor is vital, especially if your basement or subfloor is being used as living quarters. The beauty of the HRV system is that it can be tailor-made to suit the requirement of home owners and contractors, while...

The Benefits Of Having Good Basement Ventilation
Copyright (c) 2015 Matt Reardon Basically, a basement is below ground level, under your house. This makes it difficult for fresh air to circulate well, leading to poor ventilation. In Australia, it's a common trend to find people building houses having one or several rooms in the basement. Day to day changes in our families' needs have lead to basement rooms being used for various household purposes and also as storage places for many of the less frequently used household items. If a lot of...

Why Wet Area Ventilation Is Beneficial For Your House
Copyright (c) 2015 Matt Reardon Good house ventilation is always recommended for the health of your family and the house structure. However, it takes an even more critical significance when looked at from the perspective of wet areas in the house. A good example of a wet area in the house is the bathroom. A good bathroom exhaust fan works to effectively reduce moisture, prevent mould, improve air quality, and protect house walls and fixtures. Other wet areas include the toilet and laundry...

Benefits Of Whole House Ventilation Systems
Copyright (c) 2015 Matt Reardon Whole house ventilation (WHV) through a heat recovery ventilation system is one of the best ventilation systems used in improving quality of air inside a house. Its capacity to improve a home's air circulation has made it one of the best air conditioning systems in Australia. Technological developments in the air-conditioning industry have made this ventilation system efficient and pocket-friendly, even as it meets your ventilation needs. This is because it...

Heat Recovery Ventilation: Is It A Better Alternative?
Copyright (c) 2015 Matt Reardon Ventilation is an important thing in every house. It helps in keeping your house fresh and also getting rid of germs found in the air. Having a good ventilation system will ensure that air inhaled by you and your family is always clean and fresh. While most homes still depend on the central heating system, the method has become quite unreliable especially in cold seasons. Heat recovery ventilation is a modern approach that helps preserve heat found within the...

Understanding Your Home Ventilation Options
Copyright (c) 2015 Matt Reardon All those impressive looking or sounding air quality control systems are virtually of no use if your home lacks a good ventilation system to move the air each day. No matter what you install, you will be lacking a fresh and clean flow of air so long as your ventilation remains poor. A standard quality air filter will only remove larger particles in the air such as dust, pollen and dander. Even a good quality electronic air filter will only go further and get...

Dealing With Inadequate Sub-Floor Ventilation
Copyright (c) 2015 Matt Reardon Insufficient ventilation may lead to elevated moisture levels in the unguarded underside of your flooring, dampness in the home, and other structural problems. A sub-floor is that crawl space created between the ground and the lowest floor of your building. When this space gets exposed to high moisture levels, it promotes fungal decay as well as possible attack by timber pests like termites which thrive in damp and moist areas. In a study of building structural...

Choosing Your Whole House Ventilation System
Copyright (c) 2015 Matt Reardon For your home to be energy-efficient, it requires a good mechanical ventilation system to maintain the quality of your indoor air. The Journal of Light Construction in its 2014 issue has pointed out that beyond just picking a system, there are 3 critical steps towards getting a ventilation system which works efficiently. These are: design properly, install well and commissioning. There are 4 basic whole house ventilation systems from which you could select the...

How Heat Recovery Ventilation Systems Benefit You
Copyright (c) 2015 Matt Reardon A winter without some form of heating would be sheer agony for anybody! Central heating could however be a stuffy and very irritable method of keeping yourself warm during those cold winters. Therefore, why not look for alternative methods of preserving the heat that is already within your home? As a good resources material, you could check out the ASHRAE HVAC Handbook 2008 which contains extensive information about better environmentally friendly homes. Heat...

Why You Should Never Compromise On Whole House Ventilation
Copyright (c) 2015 Matt Reardon Every room in the home must be ventilated properly. Why so? The costs of poor ventilation are developing and aggravating respiratory infections, structural damage especially for timber, and inhaling permanently stale musty air. This is only at the surface. Neural damage by substances released by mold is a lethal threat according to Mould Factsheet Australia. Humidity is one element, just like temperature that must just be at a standard level. Too much of it and...

Methods Of Wet Area Ventilation
Copyright (c) 2015 Matt Reardon The Australian Standard AS3740 titled 'Waterproofing of Wet Areas within Residential Buildings' is a primary guideline when ventilating a wet area in a home. Wet areas in the home include the bathroom, which is the dampest, the toilet, laundry room and other drainage areas. 1. Vortex Fan In physics, a vortex is a mass of rapidly rotating air. A vortex fan, in simple terms, works by creating such a current, so a steady stream of air is supplied and expelled...

Making Wet Area Ventilation Easy
Copyright (c) 2015 Matt Reardon The wet areas in a home are those supplied by water. They include the bathroom, toilet and laundry room. Each area has its zones. The dampest area in the home is the bathroom. Its zones are: Zone 1 - the area within a radius of 200 millimeters around the bathtub or shower. Vertically, it covers up to two and a half meters above the tub/shower floor. Zone 2 - the area beyond zone 1 up to half a meter measuring horizontally. Vertically, it is still the area...

The Benefits Of Having Basement Ventilation
Copyright (c) 2015 Matt Reardon Mould and bad odors, especially in your home's crawl space or basement, are sure warning signs that you could be exposing yourself and the family members to illness. In our present times, more than ever, indoor ventilation has become an everyday necessity, as our homes are being designed to be completely air-tight. This has the consequence of trapping pollutants and moisture inside. When you install a basement dehumidifier, it will only re-circulate the very...

The Best Energy Efficient Home Ventilation Options
Copyright (c) 2015 Matt Reardon Ventilation systems make use of fans to move the air into your home and have the capacity of providing continuous good home ventilation. This assists in maintaining air quality and in removing moisture that is generated from your everyday living activities within the home. An excellently designed and installed energy efficient home ventilation system offers you the convenience of high-quality ventilation independent of existing weather conditions. In...

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