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?
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, while stale air is removed. There are various types of ventilation systems that can be used – such as air conditioning (including fan coils), air curtains, air recirculation and air infiltration.
Ventilation is especially required for commercial and industrial spaces to control indoor air quality by diluting and displacing indoor pollutants. Ventilation can also be used to control temperature, humidity and air motion.
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.
You may think that the air quality where you live isn't great, especially if you live in a bustling city center, 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 odors, such as pet and body odors.
Unless you have a good ventilation system in place, you have no control of the air flow in your building. Too much fresh air can mean costly energy bills, which is why good ventilation helps control the air, while regulating to the required health and safety levels.
Condensation can lead to mold and can rot 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 home or business has good ventilation systems in place will help reduce these risks.
When there are lots of people in a confined space, whether is for work, conference 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.
Another benefit of good ventilation systems is the positive impact it as 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.
Ready to find the perfect ventilation system for you when you purchase a home? Make sure you enlist the services of a good home inspector that can help. If you have any questions please contact Andrew Winnard at Old Line Home Inspections at (410) 236-3027 or click here to schedule an appointment.
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