Positive Input Ventilation
If your home suffers from condensation and/or mould, Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) could be the answer.
The Problem - Mould and Condensation
In recent years, issues of mould and condensation have become increasingly prominent in many people's homes. Given that we spend around 90% of our time indoors, it is essential to consider the indoor air quality (IAQ) and strive to improve it. These problems can not only have an adverse effect on property and buildings but also on our health due to the higher levels of moisture in the air.
The main causes of this dampness are everyday activities such as cooking, cleaning and bathing, which collectively generate up to 10 litres of moisture daily. Even just hanging clothes inside to dry after a wash can add an additional 2.5 litres; all of which can quickly lead to a build-up of mould and condensation if it is not properly ventilated or managed home. Ultimately, understanding what causes these problems and how they worsen over time is key to finding effective ways of avoiding them entirely or preventing any further damage from occurring.
The Solution - Positive Input Ventilation (PIV)
Positive Input Ventilation is a reliable and effective solution for dealing with poor indoor air quality. It's an excellent way to improve the air you breathe in your own home, as it helps to bring fresh outdoor air into your property while also taking away any stale and dirty internal air before it begins to accumulate.
What is Positive Input Ventilation?
Positive Input Ventilation works by gently pushing out stale and unhealthy air and replacing it with fresh, drier air. This process helps increase the circulation of air around the home, eliminating excess moisture and pollutants in the process. Eliminating these potential sources of condensation and mould can help prevent serious health problems like allergies or asthma flare-ups caused by mould growth. In addition, PIV is an energy efficient method of ventilating which makes it cost effective over time.
Installing a Positive Input Ventilation system requires professional expertise to ensure it is properly set up for maximum efficiency. Once installed, however, all that’s required to maintain the system is to change out filters periodically in order to keep air circulating through the space smoothly. With temperatures dropping in winter months, this sort of ventilation will help keeping cosy indoors as well as healthy - so it's definitely worth considering if you are looking for an alternative form of ventilation other than traditional systems!
How does Positive Input Ventilation work?
Positive input ventilation works by drawing in fresh air through a unit, usually installed in the loft area, to be filtered before being diffused at ceiling level. The result of this process creates positive pressure within the property, forcing out the pollutants and humidity through natural gaps within walls and ceilings.
Advantages of Positive Input Ventilation
The advantages of using PIV are numerous; improved air quality for reduced risk of allergies and asthma, reduction of mildew and mould due to lower indoor humidity levels, plus improved efficiency from central heating systems since duct circulation is increased. It helps create an environment that is better both from a health point of view as well as energy consumption reduction. In essence, it's a way to increase the overall indoor air quality while still keeping costs low with minimal maintenance required on the part of the homeowner.
When are PIV units recommended?
PIV units are often recommended for households with old, inefficient windows or poor fitting doors. However, any home can benefit from improved airflow and reduced stagnant areas where contaminants can linger. PIV units usually don’t require any modifications to walls or structures, making them an especially attractive solution for households looking to improve their indoor environment without carrying out major renovations.
Why choose First Light Electrical Services?
First Light Electrical Services are experienced installers of both Vent Axia and Nuaire Positive Input Ventilation Units. Our installations include fitting ducting and drilling through the wall if no vent is currently in place.
Please get in touch to arrange an appointment to discuss how Positive Input Ventilation can eradicate condensation and mould from your home.