Studies show that we spend 80% of our time indoors. This means that we usually breathe in dust and other airborne contaminants, which can lead to respiratory problems. Because of this, it is becoming increasingly important to ventilate our home properly. But what are its benefits?
1. Reduces Condensation
Mold and mildew appear due to increased moisture in the air. If the temperature in your home is not controlled, these may cause allergies and issues with the structure of the house. Good ventilation helps prevent these problems.
2. Lowers VOC Concentration
VOC stands for volatile organic compounds, which are dangerous chemicals that are harmful when concentrated. VOC can be seen anywhere in the house where there are chemicals, which makes it impossible to get rid of, except by reducing the amount through good ventilation.
3. Filters Allergens Out of your Home
Allergens are airborne contaminants like dust and pollen. Our homes are full of them; and like VOCs, they are harmful when concentrated. Regularly ventilating our homes help send these contaminants out and the fresh air to get in.
4. Prevents the Risk of Backdrafting
Our homes have appliances like furnaces and boilers that has combustion gases like carbon monoxide. If this gas becomes trapped in your home, it can be very dangerous. This is called backdrafting. Proper ventilation can help prevent this phenomenon.
5. Controls Impurities
Installing a good ventilation system helps get rid of allergens, bacteria, and other contaminants in the air.