There are benefits to having a fully functioning ventilation system for the entire year. Roof ventilation systems
work by allowing air to freely move from one point of the roof to another. This ensures that no moisture and heat is transferred out of the roof, keeping the house cool. These systems typically have several components systematically placed for optimal function. This air movement can be achieved in two different ways: mechanical and natural. Natural air movement is driven by either stack or wind effect. Meanwhile, mechanical vent systems utilize electrical motors and are the most effective.
A powered system can effectively transfer hot out and cold air in. However, there are a few trade-offs to this kind of venting solution. First, some fans require more than 100W of electricity to run. This could increase your electricity bill significantly. Installation is also more complicated, and in most cases, may require professional help. There are also solar-powered fans that allow off-grid operation but are a little bit costly. Expelling hot air not only keeps the entire house cool, but it also prevents the roof structure from mould. If Sub floor and Under floor ventilation are not properly done it becomes attraction for termites which can destroy the timber supports of your home. The presence of mould will cause you to develop respiratory problems and you are likely to have sinuses and symptoms of allergies. The area between the floor and the ground should therefore, be ventilated properly. Your under floor should not have any vegetation or rubble and should have vents that are spaced evenly. The vents should be strategically located to ensure that there is cross ventilation. This means that clean air should come in from one side and should be expelled from the opposite side. Mould prevention means moisture control. Here is how you can achieve that by
Fixing moisture-causing problems like -: condensation on the windows, flooded areas in the basement, water stains on the ceiling, etc. You can easily prevent mould from growing and spreading by fixing such problem areas.
Dry moisture as soon as possible - mould cannot possibly develop without the presence of moisture. From removing seepage in the basement after a solid rainfall to drying a spill on the carpet, If there is any item at home that has been exposed to moisture, you need to dry it as soon as possible to minimise the risk of mould growth.
Ventilate your home properly - Properly ventilating the rooms in which daily life activities take place like cooking, bathing etc. is very important. You should even vent the appliances that produce moisture, like stoves, clothes dryers, dehumidifiers, AC units and exhaust fans Monitor humidity levels - A moisture meter can help you monitor humidity levels, but there are other ways to detect it like condensation on pipes, windows, and walls is indicative of high moisture. The surface should be dried and the source should be addressed.
Boost airflow in your home - Without proper air flow in the home, you may notice extra moisture on your walls, floors, and windows. You can improve circulation by opening doors between rooms and moving furniture away from the walls.