Strategies for Home Ventilation:
- Natural Ventilation: Open windows and doors when weather permits to allow fresh air to circulate. This is especially effective during the early morning and late evening hours.
- Mechanical Ventilation: If your social housing unit has a mechanical ventilation system, ensure it is regularly maintained to optimise its efficiency.
- Use Extractor Fans: In the kitchen and bathroom, use extractor fans to expel moisture and odours outside. Make sure they are clean and functioning correctly.
- Control Humidity: If possible, Invest in a dehumidifier if your area experiences high humidity levels. This can help prevent mould growth.
- Regular Cleaning: Keep your living space clean to reduce dust and allergens. This will improve the effectiveness of your ventilation efforts.
Benefits Beyond Comfort:
Home ventilation is not just about comfort; it’s about creating a healthier, safer space for you and your family. It’s a small yet powerful step toward a better quality of life.
As social housing residents, your well-being is a priority. By understanding and implementing effective ventilation strategies, you can breathe easy, knowing that you’re taking proactive steps to create a healthier and more comfortable living environment. Whether it’s improving air quality, controlling humidity, or ensuring proper airflow, mastering the art and science of home ventilation is a valuable skill that will benefit you now and in the future.
See our tips for residents for full information about how to protect your home from damp and mould.