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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 people use or even live in the basement, it will result in more moisture in the air from sweating, washing and breathing. Without adequate ventilation, this will cause health issues to people using the basement, as well as affecting preservation of stored items.

This problem can be controlled during construction of basement rooms. A good and professional company that manufactures and installs ventilation systems comes in handy to give tailor-made solution and make your house healthy living. Therefore, it's vital that you shop for a qualified and government-certified company to install your ventilation system.

Benefits Of Ventilating Your Basement

Today, basement ventilation has been welcomed by many because of its benefits. Some of its advantages include the following:

- Proper ventilation is necessary to reduce odours and let in fresh air, especially if someone is living in the space.

- Many basements are used for storage only while others could be furnished and used as extra living space. With good ventilation, it's possible to live in a space without any windows.

- Basement windows, besides offering ventilation, make good escape routes that could be used in case of an emergency such as a fire.

- Basement windows meant for ventilation enhance the physical appearance of your building.

For security reasons, as required by the Australian Building Code, you may decide to add several security bars to your basement windows for enhanced security. The security bars or grills, apart from the security benefit, will allow entry of sunlight and serve as an escape route if the need ever arises.

However, there are several drawbacks in this type of ventilation which include:

1. Installing basement windows for ventilation could pose some security problems since ill-intentioned persons could try and gain entry through such channels.

2. Since the basement is typically utilized as a storage place, when you introduce windows, entry of air and lights could pose a danger to some of your goods stored in such rooms.

3. Sometimes the ventilation could cause certain types of glass used in your basement to 'sweat' due to condensation, when it becomes cold.

All the above potential drawbacks can be easily overcome by ventilating your basement professionally using qualified tradespeople who are conversant with the Australian Standards on safety and health.

The professionals are likely to offer you the HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilation) system, which is a much better alternative to mechanical ventilation systems. This unique system uses specially designed air filters that ventilate your house even if you don't have enough windows in your basement. Considering the risks involved in having a window on your basement, this is certainly the better choice.

About Author Matt Reardon :

Mould Busters are experts in home ventilation solutions as their systems are tailor-made to suit each client's specifications. If you have the desire to change your house ventilation, talk to Matt Reardon who has worked with Mould Busters for long. He will assist you in getting cost effective solutions. Visit <a href="" target="_blank"></a> for more details.

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Article Added on Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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