Most people rarely think about the Ventilation system in their home, however, we understand how essential it is to keeping you comfortable from excessive heat and mould.
Understanding a little about Ventilation will mean you can make the best decisions about how to keep your home cool, fresh and vermin free. We love educating people about the benefits of good ventilation because we truly believe they are one of the best inventions for the home!
What Exactly Do Roof Ventilators Do?
Ventilation systems generally help with a number of roles to keep your home:
- Dry: Did you know that homes can generate up to 30 litres of water each day? Without ventilation, this could quickly lead to problems with damp and mould which can be toxic, create breathing difficulties and attract termites.
- Cool: Ventilation systems enable the hot air to escape from the roof space in summer and act as a natural cooling system.
- Warm: Ventilation systems indirectly keep your home warm by assisting your insulation to work more efficiently.
As you can see, good ventilation in the home is essential for maintaining good living standards and preserving the life of your property.
The Benefits of Ventilation
Without ventilation, your home would be pretty uncomfortable. Ventilators have a whole host of benefits, which you’ll be able to enjoy after a quick and easy installation.
- They release the hot air in your home and keep your living space more comfortable.
- You don’t have to worry about the costs – ventilation systems can be affordable and are instantly effective.
- If your home is old, you may feel as though you need to make huge changes. A good ventilation system is in fact an excellent solution as you’ll find it works effectively as soon as it’s installed, it helps your insulation to become more effective by avoiding moisture building up in the batts and it’ll give your home a whole new lease of life.
- They can be completely passive (wind driven) or powered (and use around $30 of electricity per year, which is more than made up for by the energy savings).
- For those who are worried about the aesthetics of Ventilation systems, don’t panic. They’re available in a whole range of colours and styles so can blend in with the colour of your roof. We also try to install the ventilators on the roof aspect with the least exposure to the property entrance.
- Help eliminate odours
- Quick and easy to install
- Improve air quality (helping those with allergies and asthma)
- Reduce condensation build up on walls and windows
There are a number of different ventilation systems for homes of every shape and size. For the best options for you, consult an expert who will be able to find a solution to fit your property type and preferred budget.
Does Roof Ventilation Make My Home Cold In Winter?
No is the simple answer. To demonstrate why, its important to consider your ceiling insulation which creates a thermal barrier between your roof space and living space. During summer, the temperature in your roof space can reach 70 degrees, while your living space may be as low as 20 – 25 degrees which is a difference of nearly 50 degrees!
This sort of temperature differential is difficult even for the best insulation to resist for an extended period. By contrast, in winter in Adelaide your roof space may be as low as 0 – 5 degrees, while your living space may be around 20 degrees.
The temperature differential in this case is relatively easy for effective insulation to resist for an extended period. As a result, roof ventilators have very little impact on the living space temperature in winter.
2 Types of Ventilation Systems – Roof and Home
Roof ventilation systems are the more common vents you will see attached to homes. Simple to install and suitable for most roof types, roof ventilation will expel air in the summer and winter, boosting the effectiveness of your insulation. Learn more about how insulation works or learn about the different types insulation we install.
For home ventilation including both the roof and living spaces, we install the Odyssey system by Edmonds for temperature, moisture and data control. Using hybrid technology, Odyssey removes hot, stale, damp inside air and replaces it with fresh outside air. With a simple control panel you can use the ‘boost’ setting to prompt an extra burst of fresh air throughout the home.
Put simply, roof ventilation helps regulate the home by ventilating the roof space and extracting excess hot or cold air. Home ventilation (Odyssey System by Edmonds) regulates the actual home with sensors that constantly monitor the temperature and humidity outside and inside.
We Only Install Edmonds Ventilation Solutions
At Energy Efficiency Centre we only choose the best of the best and try to support local, Australian manufacturers where we can. Edmonds provides the widest range of ventilation products in Australia and has perfected their offering with over 80 years of manufacturing, research and product development.
We have found that the Edmonds range is one of the top performing ventilation systems when it comes to creating purer and healthier air. Whether you’re opting for roof ventilation or home ventilation, there are a range of colours to suit the style of your home.
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