A ventilation system in your home is a key addition in providing good indoor air quality and can be installed in both new or older homes and places of work.

Installing ventilation will protect you and your family and future proof your home or workplace now and for many years to come.

We could be spending up to 90% or even more of time indoors due to working and socialising from home due to the aftermath of COVID-19.

When To Install a Ventilation System in Your Home?

A Heat Recovery ventilation system (MVHR) is easier to install during the construction as this allows you to conceal all the ductwork and fittings and is normally fitted on the first fix after the roof is watertight.

Existing Homes can be retrofitted and if you have a bungalow it is a very simple process, If you have a two or three story building you will have to find positions and drop points for the ductwork to the other floors like a hot press or wardrobes.

If you have a two or three story property and cannot find any possible way to install the ductwork to the other floors you could look at the option of a decentralised system with units in each room or you could just do the top floor rooms like the bedrooms and bathrooms as these are normally the most affected rooms suffering from poor ventilation.

What Are the Things That We Can Do For the Best Indoor Air Quality?

Spending excess time indoors can with little or no ventilation can cause build-up of carbon dioxide and depletion of oxygen. Oxygen is important to sustain health and the best way to improve oxygen levels and decreases harmful pollutants inside such as carbon dioxide, dirt, dust, pollen, and more is to install a mechanical ventilation system.

Ventilation plays a critical role in reducing spread of viruses. Although at this time this may directly refer to the corona virus outbreak – it also refers to any outbreak of a virus or illness. Ventilation can help in the short time to reduce the risk of the COVID-19 virus but will also have many benefits in the long term. Ventilation works to help dilute pathogens in viruses to protect the people inside while improving indoor air quality.

Why Ventilate?

Some people many wonder why it has become essential to ventilate home and workplaces as for centuries places seemed to do alright without ventilation. But now ventilation is much more important as buildings are much more airtight and highly insulated. Previously buildings would have been leakier with gaps and holes for air to enter and leave due to the lack of insulation in roofs and walls.

Opening windows is not an effective form of ventilation and can also do more harm in your home as other pollutants from indoors can enter your home as well as issues with thermal comfort and security.

Ventilation will provide many benefits including:

Ventilation Strategy

Now, more than ever, it is incredibly important to have a ventilation strategy. A ventilation strategy may be easier to outline than you think. Below is ventilation checklist that we recommend for a ventilation strategy.

Before Installation:

- Having a professionally designed system

- Having the correct sized unit for the premises

- Ensure system is installed properly with no leaks

- Ensure system is commissioned properly in line with the rooms and air flow rates within the building it is installed in

After Installation:

- Do not turn off ventilation systems even when buildings are temporarily vacated

- Ensure systems are maintained by cleaning, checking & changing filters when necessary

Read more on heating and ventilation systems during the corona virus outbreak here.

MVHR systems do not recirculate air, they work by extract out pollutant and draw fresh air from outside. If a system, such as air conditioning systems, recirculates air, it should be switched off if not required as this can be recirculating air that carries viruses throughout buildings.

Check out the Quiet-Vent Comfort Cooler listing for more information.

Our Ventilation Systems

We have a large range of ventilation systems to suit all budgets and applications. We stock products from a large range of leading manufacturers. To find out more contact us and find out how to begin improving your indoor air quality today.