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Proper Household Air Circulation

Australia is a huge continent with a  large variety of habitats ranging from the extreme cold that can be experienced in the mountainous areas to the dry areas with massive heat and cold variances within a 24-hour period as well as tropical and subtropical areas where the air is dense and moist and can harbour mould in a much larger variety of airborne impurities.  In all homes proper ventilation & air circulation is essential for good health and a more comfortable home. Airflow can regulate the temperature you can also prevent mould and remove certain impurities and create a very much more pleasant safe environment to living. Paw air circulation on the other hand can lead to stagnant air and poor health and a less comfortable home with airborne bacteria, mould and preventable disease particles not able to be disperse effectively.

There are certain things we can do to prevent poor circulation in our homes and the following are some suggestions.

  1. In your wet areas and in kitchen areas where cooking smells and vapours are created in abundance install exhaust fans so as to allow the air to be drawn out of the house. This will reduce moisture and improve ventilation by reducing humidity and drawing air into the house from other outside areas.

  2. If you are have air-conditioning that has outside ventilated air able to be mixed with the conditioned air then allow this to occur..Running air-conditioning in hot or cold temperatures can give a very desirable temperate effect, however can lead to stagnation of the air particularly if there are no open doors or windows inside the house. Opening the air ventilation mixer on your air conditioner to allow outside fresh air to be mixed with the internal air can reduce this stagnation and allow fresh oxygenated air to be added whilst eliminating some of the stagnant air. If the temperature at some point during the 24-hour cycle is in any way acceptable then it is advisable to open doors and windows during this period to allow fresh air to infiltrate your home.

  3. Static air vents can be placed in your home at different points whether it be into the ceiling cavity or into external walls can create passive airflow from outside to inside. Whirly birds on removes can reduce stagnant air in roof cavities where static vents may be venting to. Most roof cavities are not air sealed and will naturally have a good supply of fresh air, however not always.

  4. Install ceiling fans to help rotate air and create air flow. These can be reversed in winter so as to circulate warm air that has risen to the ceiling back down to the living areas.

  5. Where possible open doors and windows to allow fresh air in and stagnant air out. Obviously during periods of extreme heat and cold this can be a problem, however even slight ventilation by opening windows just a couple of centimetres can allow partial ventilation which will be far superior to no ventilation at all. There is evidence to suggest that during winter months proper ventilation can help reduce and minimise the spreading of airborne diseases such as influenza and the common cold. During summer months it is more desirable and obviously more cost-effective to open windows for the purpose of cooling as against running and air conditioner. This however can lead to a possible area of vulnerability when it comes to home security. Opened windows can leave a possible entry point for a thief to take advantage of. The installation of security screens and doors that are made to exceed the current Australian standards can be a way to leave windows and doors open and possibly avoid an unwanted intruder.

When it comes to making decisions in regard to the types of security screens that may suitable for particular home, then can we suggest you visit the Seconline site where you will find an abundance of information that may help you to make that better informed decision when it comes to the protection of your home and loved ones.

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