Firstly a few words on why we ventilate homes in Manawatu and around New Zealand.
It is important to keep your home adequately ventilated to maintain air quality and remove moisture for a healthy indoor environment. Improved insulation & double glazing is designed to make your home easier to heat, however this improved air tightness means good ventilation is often not achieved.
With NZ’s temperate climate, a lack of ventilation can cause damp and cold in the fabric of the home itself – exposing occupants to unhealthy air conditions.
The average NZ household produces around 100 litres per week* of moisture in the home from everyday activities such as cooking, showers and breathing.
That’s normal and can be managed by having the right balance of insulation, heating and ventilation. If this moisture is not reduced it can be damaging to your home and have adverse effects on the health of your family.
Condensation, moisture and mould are all too common in NZ homes. About 30% of our homes suffer from problems associated with moisture internally which is one of the reasons we have one of the highest rates of asthma and other respiratory illnesses in the world.
*source – EECA (Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority)