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When Should You Think About Improving Your Home’s Ventilation System?

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Proper home ventilation is vital for your family's health. It is always worth checking if your ventilation systems are good enough or if they need upgrading. There are, however, some times in particular when you should check that your home's ventilation is adequate.

Moving in

Firstly, you should always consider ventilation when you first move into a property. It is always possible that the previous owners did not take ventilation seriously and did not install a good enough system. It may also be that your needs are greater than the previous owner's and that you need to upgrade the ventilation accordingly. In any case, you should not feel that you have inherited someone else's preferences. Make sure your home's systems are customised to your own needs.

You notice mould

No matter how long you have lived in a property, you should be on the lookout for the warning signs of poor ventilation. These include condensation, where droplets of water form on the windows or even the walls of your home. If left untreated, this can quickly lead to mould, which can be a serious health risk. If you spot either condensation or mould in your home, you should contact a ventilation specialist as soon as possible to get the problem fixed.

Respiratory problems

You should also consider your ventilation if any member of your family has respiratory problems such as asthma. This is especially important if the problem is new. Poor ventilation is often associated with such problems, particularly if it has led to mould forming inside your home. A good home ventilation system is a vital part of controlling these symptoms and will prevent mould and other microbes from gathering indoors where they can be a health hazard.

Selling the property

Finally, make sure you have a good ventilation system if you want to sell the property. You may think it is the new owner's responsibility to install their own system, but in fact, you are much more likely to sell your home if it has all the features a buyer could want. Without good ventilation, your house may sell for less. You may also find that prospective buyers will pass on it as they know they will have to do the work themselves.

If you think you need more ventilation in your home, get in touch with a ventilation contractor. They will be able to recommend and install a system that suits your own personal needs.