Ventilation systems need to be in place to maintain indoor humidity levels between 30% and 50% to prevent health problems that can be caused from every day indoor moisture and poor ventilation.
What are ventilation systems?
Ventilation systems can reduce condensation and mould growth whilst also protecting your healthy home. They do this by exchanging fresh air from the outside with stale air and moisture from the inside of a property to allow a home to breathe and prevent condensation.
Without ventilation, the air in your house would become stale, damp and generally unpleasant.
Why does a home need ventilation?
Every day activities such as cooking, showering and even breathing generate indoor moisture. Poor ventilation can result in the moisture being trapped in the property as well as harmful pollutants such as carbon dioxide, dust mites and VOCs (volatile organic compounds) in carpets and furniture. This can turn in to condensation, which can lead to damp and mould and potentially damage the health of the house and the occupants of it, including respiratory illnesses and dry skin.
What funding is available?
The latest government grants can cover energy saving measures up to a cost of £45,000 to treat your property and reduce your energy consumption. It’s easy to apply if you receive qualifying benefits, but you may be eligible to receive help even if you don’t.