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Ventilating your home properly is the third crucial factor in maintaining a healthy home. A poorly ventilated home can cause mould, condensation and dampness in your home, which can cause or exacerbate health conditions.


We recommend that every home has externally vented extractor fans (not into the ceiling) in the bathroom and kitchen, and laundry if applicable. We can provide advice regarding mechanical ventilation systems for your home. Contact us to find out more.


Aside from this, achieving proper ventilation is free and easy for you to do at home. Simple changes to your everyday behaviour can eliminate crying walls and windows, mould and stale, unhealthy air.


Quick ventilation tips:

  • Open windows on opposite sides of the house every day for 10 minutes, even in winter.
  • Keep the doors closed to bathroom, laundry and kitchen while you are using them, and if you have an extractor fan, use it!
  • Try to avoid drying clothing inside – this can release up to 3 litres of moisture into the air per load. If you have to dry clothes inside, do so away from living and sleeping areas, with the door shut & window open.


For more tips about how to ventilate, remove mould and condensation effectively and cheaply, check out our energy advice page.


For free personalised advice about ventilation issues specific to your home, contact us by phone or email.


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