Have you ever experienced that you’re sitting in a draft at the office or perhaps during a restaurant visit? Many times, we rebuild or refurnish without taking ventilation into account. One challenge you may recognize is draft. Some types of ventilation devices are not designed for you to sit next to them. Or maybe they are set to spread the air to other parts of the room.
Sometimes we also see examples where a new wall was put up to divide a room, where the new room you created does not get access to ventilation. And a third common case is that there are simply more people in the room than the ventilation was originally designed for.
Energy saving and ventilation
Homeowners often choose to additionally insulate or change windows to save energy and at the same time increase the value of the property. Then it is important to bear in mind that it can have major negative consequences on the indoor climate if you do not at the same time resolve that the ventilation is adapted to the new conditions.
Reducing ventilation to save energy may be tempting, but it can be downright bad for your health. The air humidity increases, which means that the risk of moisture and mold damage also increases. Mites thrive in poorly ventilated and damp environments, which in can trigger a mite allergy. In addition, poor ventilation can lead to headaches, fatigue and difficulty to concentrate.
Renovate with the user in focus
Nowadays, there are very smart and energy-efficient solutions for optimal ventilation. I.e. the right amount of air to the right number of people, with the right distribution pattern of the air and at the same time in the most energy-efficient way possible. If no one is in the room, you don’t need to ventilate at max.
And perhaps the most basic of all. Think about the ventilation even before you start rebuilding or renovating. So that both the house and the people in it get the air exchange they need!