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Poor ventilation can have a negative impact on the energy efficiency of your home, in addition to providing an excellent environment for mould. Air humidity and your indoor environment have a significant impact on the efficiency of your heating system. There are a number of attractive subsidies available for modern heating and ventilation systems, which can also improve efficiency. Find out how to ventilate your home properly in winter without losing valuable heat.
Mould loves a damp and wet environment. The warmer the air, the more moisture it can hold. Hot, damp air can be unbearably humid in summer and can make you sweat much more than you otherwise would.
The walls of our homes aren’t particularly fond of moisture either. The moisture in warm air can condense on cooler walls, windows and other surfaces, inevitably leading to mould.
We have to keep our homes warm in the winter, so opening the window isn’t particularly energy-efficient. However, ventilating properly in winter can help retain as much heat as possible while also making sure that air is exchanged efficiently.
A lot of people make the mistake of keeping their windows slightly open for long periods of time. This significantly slows down the speed at which air is exchanged, while giving heat a perfect route to escape. This is particularly true for windows placed directly over radiators. Opening your windows wide for short periods of time is much more efficient and is the best way to exchange air quickly in your home.
Ventilating and heating your home properly in winter will save energy and provide a healthy indoor environment. Instead of constantly fiddling with the thermostat, try and keep your heating at a consistent comfortable temperature throughout the day.