Ventilation when building an energy-neutral home
A guide to the benefits of a ventilation system
An energy-neutral building produces as much energy as it uses. Installing an efficient ventilation system is a great way to achieve this in your home.
Energy-saving ventilation system
An energy-neutral home produces as much energy as it consumes over a year. So it's good for the environment, your heating costs and the comfort of your home.
How can you ensure your home is as energy neutral as possible? A residential ventilation system is one solution. There are several ways it helps you to get there.
- Heat recovery
Many ventilation systems use energy or heat recovery technology. They capture heat from the air inside a building and use it to heat or cool the incoming air. This technique reduces the load on heating and cooling systems. Systems that use heat recovery are energy efficient and help to keep costs down.
- Air sealing
A well-sealed home means less energy loss. A professional and well-maintained ventilation system prevents cold air from coming into your house from outside. It also stops warm air from escaping. As a result, you get a more constant, comfortable temperature, and your energy use is lower and more predictable.
By increasing efficiency, a ventilation system can help you cut how much energy you need to heat and cool your home. That can also help to make the home more suitable for installing solar panels, wind turbines or other renewable energy sources – a great way to increase energy neutrality.
The benefits of good ventilation
Creating an energy-neutral home is not the only benefit of installing a ventilation system. It also improves the quality of the air you breathe at home.
People often underestimate how poor the air in their homes is and the impact it can have on their health and daily life. An effective ventilation system removes all kinds of pollutants and allergens from the air. It reduces the risk of allergic reactions, skin complaints and respiratory problems.
Ventilation systems also help to remove excess moisture and create stable humidity levels. That brings several benefits, including a more comfortable living environment and improved sleep. Air that is too moist can cause mould or bacteria, which reduce your health and sleep quality. On the other hand, air that is too dry can cause dry mouth or throat conditions and disrupt your sleep.
The key to maximising these benefits is to make sure your ventilation system is properly designed, installed and maintained. Explore the Daikin range or contact an installer to see how a ventilation system could improve your health and comfort.
Wondering what impact ventilation could have when building an energy-neutral home? Get in touch with an installer and find out what we can do for you.