There's no denying that fresh air is essential to humans - we need it to survive. In an ideal world, we would be constantly outside breathing in clean, pure air. Unfortunately, for many people, this is not the case. It’s likely that our jobs and the climate that we live in can determine that we will be spending a lot of our time indoors – which, in turn, provokes the need for a good ventilation system.
So, what are the benefits of good ventilation systems?
SO, WHAT IS VENTILATION?
First, it’s important to address what ‘ventilation’ means. Ventilation refers to the process by which ‘clean’ (normally outdoor) air is intentionally supplied to a space through a controlled method, while stale air is removed. There are various types of ventilation systems that can be used – such as positive pressure ventilation systems & balanced pressure heat recovery systems.
Ventilation is especially required for most modern homes, commercial and industrial spaces to control indoor air quality by diluting and displacing indoor pollutants & moisture. Ventilation can also be used to help control temperature, humidity and air motion.
WHY IS VENTILATION IMPORTANT?
Depending on your place of work, often we may need to spend a great deal of time indoors and in poorly ventilated spaces. If you’re spending a large amount of your working time in these spaces, this can be detrimental to our health. That’s why it is so important to have well-ventilated rooms both at home and in the workplace.
BENEFITS OF GOOD VENTILATION SYSTEMS
1. Control impurities - You may think that the air quality where you live isn't great, especially if you live in a bustling city centre, but in many cases, the air inside can be more polluted than the air outside. A good ventilation system will help expel a build-up of pollutants, bacteria, moisture and unpleasant odours, such as body odour.
2. Air regulation - Unless you have a good ventilation system in place, you have no control of the air quality or flow in your building. Too much fresh air can mean costly energy bills, as all the heat can be blown out the window. A good ventilation system helps control the air flow and temperature, while regulating the quality required to maintain a healthy and safe environment.
3. Stop condensation - Condensation can lead to mould and rotten surfaces - which, naturally, is something you would want to avoid. Damp conditions and condensation can also cause health issues, such as allergic reactions and respiratory problems for many people. However, ensuring your company or organisation has good ventilation systems in place will help reduce these risks.
4. Reduce temperatures - When there are lots of people in a confined space, whether it is for work, conferences or a public event, the environment can soon become hot and stuffy. A well-ventilated room will instantly be more comfortable - creating a more relaxed environment, while also making for a more productive workplace.
5. Health benefits - Another benefit of good ventilation systems is the positive impact it has on health and well-being. Indoor air pollution coupled with bad ventilation can lead to a number of health problems including headaches, allergies, asthma, rashes and sinusitis. However, this can be avoided with the installation of a good ventilation system.