With the world’s attention firmly on COVID-19 prevention, one of the more recent factors under discussion is how effective indoor ventilation is. By installing or upgrading current systems, we will not only improve the air quality in our homes, schools and offices but are likely take a step forward in the battle against airborne virus transmission.
One of the best ways to improve the airflow and air quality in any indoor setting is by investing in quality ventilation systems.
In recent news, the government signed a contract with Samsung to deliver 51,000 air purification devices to schools across Victoria in an effort to lower the risk of COVID transmission amongst teachers, students and families when schools re-open.
But how does ventilation combat airborne virus transmission and improve indoor air quality?
What is Airborne Transmission?
Airborne viruses are transmitted through the air in the form of droplets from an infected person’s nasal or mouth cavities. We’ve all seen the graphics of what happens when a person sneezes in a room. This is made much worse when there is no ventilation, as the droplets expelled from their nose or mouth remain airborne in the room!
The Solution: Ventilation
Ventilation is one of the top methods for improving indoor air quality. When we refer to “indoor air quality” we are talking about the quality of the air inside a home, office, school or other building environment. Indoor air quality can be improved by ensuring ventilation systems are continuously keeping fresh air circulating and extracting the used air from indoors.
An increased air exchange rate will improve indoor air quality, also extracting other indoor air pollutants such as dust mites, mould, and pet dander which pose health risks to many.
Ventilation with Whole House Fans
Unlike ceiling fans and air cons which just swirl and re-circulate the air around the room, a Whole House Fan is the equivalent of turning on 20 to 50 powerful vents on at the same time. It quickly expels stale air from interior of the home and replaces it with fresh air from outside (like a large kitchen range hood but for the whole house). As you can imagine, that’s a powerful way to flush out any potential viruses or air pollutants lingering in the air in your home!
A Whole House Fan greatly improves air quality in the home, which is frequently referenced by health advice professionals about reducing exposure to airborne viruses.
Further Benefits of Ventilation
In addition to extracting air pollutants from your space, quality ventilation systems are beneficial to both commercial and residential environments for several reasons.
- Continual circulation of fresh air which keeps air cooler, fresher and healthier
- Energy efficient – reduced energy costs because there’s less need for cooling systems
- Keeping the air in the home drier, preventing mould, damp or mildew build-up
- Helps keep the temperature in your home constant year round
The Best Place to Get Indoor Ventilation Systems?
In addition to our Whole House Fans, we also have roof ventilation products. Speak to one of our expert sales team and we will organise a consultant to provide you with a FREE QUOTE on the best ventilation system for your home. It’s as easy as calling 13 16 19. Get rid of nasty air pollutants and do your bit toward the battle against airborne virus transmission with better indoor ventilation!