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Residential ventilation systems

The aim of ventilation is to improve air quality, meaning lower levels of pollution in the air we breathe. That, of course, has many benefits – not least of all for our health.

It’s only natural that we’re especially keen to improve the air we breathe at home. Find out how we can help you raise air quality and the many factors to consider when evaluating ventilation systems for homes.

Importance of ventilation in residential buildings

One of the primary causes of poor indoor air quality is mould, which can lead to respiratory illnesses, allergies and increased risks of cardiovascular issues. Modern life also exposes homes to a range of pollutants, with sources including fuel-burning combustion appliances, building materials and furnishing, and household cleaning products.

If we use ventilation to regularly replace stale, polluted air with fresh air, we can significantly reduce the amount of pollutants we breathe in. By minimising pollutants, we reduce the health risks associated with them.

If residential fresh air ventilation systems prove to be inadequate or poorly planned, or a system is leaking and causing condensation issues, this can exacerbate the problem and promote mould growth.

So, it’s vital to select the right system for your residential building.

How to choose the right type of ventilation for residential buildings

Choosing the wrong type of ventilation can cause great expense, inefficient ventilation or even damage to the building and the health of inhabitants. You should always consider:

  • What space is available? Different systems require varying amounts of space – and in different rooms. Airflow offers systems in a range of sizes – to suit different types of buildings and rooms.
  • Is the property a new build or an existing building? Retrofitting a modern ventilation system can be costly, and some older homes won’t be able to accommodate certain systems. While new-builds will be more airtight and rely more upon mechanical ventilation methods.
  • How much air do you need to move? This will determine the size of the system you opt for and the settings you apply to it.
  • Are residential ventilation system regulations and requirements being met? Find out more with our guide to government requirements. Plus, learn more about the latest plans to achieve the Future Homes Standard and Future Building Standard in this consultation document that will affect the Building Regulations and calculation methods.
  • What about costs? Even when you’re dealing with something as important as air quality, budgets cannot be ignored.

Take a look at our range of residential air ventilation systems to find the right one for you. And remember that our experts are always on hand if you need any guidance.

Benefits of residential ventilation systems

  • Fewer volatile organic compounds, less radon and a lower likelihood of mould developing.
  • Occupants are less likely to suffer from allergies, respiratory and skin conditions, fatigue and various other health issues.
  • If the environment is better ventilated and less hospitable to mould, damp and other issues, the fabric of the building will suffer less damage.
  • Significant economic advantages when a residential ventilation system is carefully matched to a property. For example, mechanical ventilation with a heat recovery system uses heat from outgoing stale air to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature. As a result, the home will greatly reduce its heating needs.

Why choose Airflow for your residential ventilation solutions

With over 60 years of experience in ventilation, we know exactly how to evaluate a home’s ventilation needs. Our technicians operate to the highest standards, and our quality products and a long list of accreditation are a testament to this.

Our highly effective range of products includes:

  • Continuous running extractor fans that sit comfortably on either walls or ceilings. As effective and energy-efficient as they are, they’re also incredibly quiet.
  • For homes that require more intensive ventilation, our versatile range of residential MVHR systems is the answer. From single-room systems to set-ups that fulfil the stringent requirements of passive house standards, our MVHR systems significantly improve air quality in homes.

Residential ventilation solutions in action

Residential MVHR Incorporating Cooling Case Study - Hertfordshire

Discover how Airflow Developments worked with their preferred partner, Solarcrest, to retrofit a residential MVHR unit, which incorporates cooling.

  • About the benefits of MVHR
  • About the cooling aspect of MVHR
  • How MVHR can help to maintain indoor air temperatures during the hottest months
  • Why it’s better to factor MVHR in at the design stage

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