The quality of the air we breathe isn’t something the average New Zealander has cause to think about. We’re clean and green right? Not always.
The truth is not all air is created equal.
Closed up for the day or night, with little opportunity to let the fresh outside air in, most modern homes can play host to moist, stale air. The Building Code recommends 35% of the air in your home is replaced every hour while lived in. The common way to achieve this in most homes is to open your windows and doors to let out the stale, moist and polluted air and replace with fresh air. Doing this, however, means you lose valuable heat (or cool air) and it may cause a security problem. Understandably, there are many times when this is not a practical option.
Some homes use a common “Positive Pressure” ventilation system that sees low quality air from the roof cavity circulated throughout the home. These systems do not meet the Building Code requirements as the air pumped in isn’t fresh air.
By using a Balanced Ventilation system with Heat Recovery technology from Premier Air, fresh air is supplied to the house while not losing valuable heat. It can also work as a dehumidifier drying the air in your home to reduce condensation and mould. A Balanced Ventilation system bypasses inferior roof air altogether.