BRING THE GOOD AIR IN WITH…
Ventilation is crucial for healthy living
The continuous flow of air into a room prevents air stagnation and provides a healthy indoor living environment. Given that we take around 17,000 breaths per day inside, it is vital that our indoor air is safe to breathe. We tend to think of air pollution as something outside, but the truth is that the air inside our homes and work places can be polluted too.
Ventilation can be used to moderate room temperature, remove odours, smoke, airborne bacteria, carbon dioxide and toxins in the home or workplace, which can improve the health and well-being of your family or employees. It also reduces pollutants such as dust and dust mites, pet dander and pollen, all of which can trigger asthma, allergies and other respiratory conditions.
Thanks to Taranaki’s temperate climate, a lack of ventilation can quickly result in dampness and stale air. Moisture is produced from a number of daily activities, including cooking, cleaning, washing, drying clothes, and even breathing! Conditions tend to become worse in the winter when we spend more time indoors and are less likely to keep doors and windows open.
Building codes for new builds now have minimum requirements for home ventilation. The air within your home should be replaced every three hours, the air in the kitchen should be replaced every hour, and air in bathrooms every two hours.
Fix moisture issues first
If moisture has crept into your home or business as a result of dampness under the floors, leaks in your building, or leaky plumbing, it’s important that you have them addressed immediately. Left unchecked excess moisture from outside sources can damage your property, develop into mould and lead to chronic health issues. Climate can help troubleshoot and resolve any moisture issues you are experiencing.
Types of ventilation systems
In many cases, the best way to maintain a comfortable living environment is through the use of a ventilation system. At Climate, we offer a variety of systems that can be used to ventilate spaces ranging from single rooms to entire structures.
Balanced pressure / heat exchanger ventilation systems
These work by extracting warm, damp air from living spaces and passing it through a heat-exchanger to heat drier air that the system brings in from outside. This type of system can fully meet Building Code requirements and is the ventilation system we usually recommend for modern, airtight homes.
Positive pressure or forced air ventilation systems
These systems blow drier air into your house from the space above the ceiling and/or from outside. These are better suited for older houses with wooden joinery better than modern houses with sealed aluminium joinery.
Air supply ventilation solutions
Climate will design, build and install customised ventilation solutions to meet Building Code regulations for bringing fresh air into enclosed rooms. If you would like to discuss customised ventilation solutions, please give us a call on 06 769 6410 or visit our showroom on Leach Street, New Plymouth. Alternatively, you can fill out our contact form to request that we get in touch with you.
An air door or air curtain
Generally used in commercial situations, these are designed to prevent air or contaminants from moving from one open space to another. A downward-facing blower fan is mounted over an entrance to a building or an opening between two spaces, creating a wall of air that you can pass through and see through. They are able to contain heated or conditioned air on either side of the air curtain, providing sizeable energy savings and personal comfort. If you think an air curtain will be a good solution for your environment, call us on 06 769 6410 to arrange for one of our consultants to visit your site.
Types of ventilation systems
Please use the links below to learn more about the most popular ventilation systems we offer.
To learn more about which ventilation system will be right for you, call the team at Climate on 06 769 6410. We also have a showroom, on Leach Street in New Plymouth if you prefer to come and visit us. Alternatively, you can use our contact form to get in touch.
View the SmartVent range at our online shop www.climateathome.co.nz.