Improving Your Home Ventilation
Winter season is truly an exciting time of the year for lots of people especially for kids to play with snow outside. The most common scenarios during winter season in large area of the world that experiences this kind of season is the fact that majority of homeowners spent months of blocking up doors and windows in order to beat the cold. However, one of the biggest concerns during this situation is that as a result of shutting down doors and windows of your home, hence blocking the air from outside to enter to your property leaving improper circulation of air in your atmosphere, causing unpleasant odours, stinky smells and smokes from cooking which may then contribute to the development of dampness and mould in your property.
Nobody wants this to happen, especially when you own a new property. Proper management and addressing this kind of situation must be discussed by homeowners to avoid ventilation problems in their property. To address this problem, a home ventilation system should be installed and maintained in every house particularly when winter is already coming and you still yet to install ventilation in your homes, or else you already have one but wish to improve it to be more effective and efficient. Below are some of the tips on how to improve your home ventilation.
1. Occasionaly Opening The Windows In Areas Of Your House
This step seems to be the most typical to ventilate your house. When should you do this? Open your windows(kitchen) during cooking, when taking a bath(bathroom windows if any) and when you are hanging your clothes to dry. Or else, try opening you windows at least three times a day to air out your houses, and make sure that your central heating is off at the time.
2. Keeping Internal Doors Open
Keeping doors inside your house is a good way to let the air flow freely. This is also to prevent the unpleasant odour and smells to stay in one place.
3. Turning On A Ceilling Fan
This seems to be a simple step but it can help air to flow and will blow the air that has been brought together atop the room back to the ground level. This process lets you turn down the central heating in your homes, therefore allowing you to save money.
4. Installing Extractor Fan
One of the ways of improving your home ventilation in the long run is installing extractor fans in areas particularly above your kitchen hob. Make certain that the fan is on especially when cooking; also ensure that it is connected to an exterior vent so as not to simply recycle the air. However, keep in mind that extractor fans that are located in the kitchen can easily become greasy, so cleaning at least once in every few months is really important to maintain proper ventilation.
In addition, extractor fans should also be installed in your bathrooms. This is essential to lessen condensation in the room and to prevent unpleasant odour inside. Turning the fans on and leaving it on at least half an hour after having a steam bath or shower is also vital to keep your bathroom well ventilated. Also maintain the cleaning of these fans for it may still cause clogging of dirts and lessen its ability to ventilate effectively.