Why is proper ventilation so important?
We spend most of our lives indoors. New building materials, modern paints, central heating and tight, well-insulating windows lead to a changed indoor climate. The result is "thick air", which corresponds to a mixture of environmental pollutants or residential toxins, such as carbon dioxide and water vapour from the air we breathe, cleaning agents, vapours from furniture, carpets, paints, and others. This can be eliminated by proper ventilation. Home ventilation has two main functions:
— A clean indoor air
— The regulation of air humidity
The prevention of mould
Insufficient or incorrect ventilation over a long period of time is often the cause of dampness and mould growth. Mould is not only unsightly and damaging to the fabric of the building, but above all it is highly detrimental to the health of people who spend a lot of time in these rooms. Often, complaints such as headaches, sleep disorders or lack of concentration are the result. The warmer the air, the more moisture it can absorb. When it cools down, the relative humidity content of the air rises steadily under otherwise constant conditions. If the saturation value is reached or exceeded, the excess precipitates as condensation, which manifests itself in misted-up windows or in the bathroom mirror.