Poor ventilation: The whole story.

The average New Zealand family produces around 10 litres of harmful air every day.

It comes from cooking, cleaning, showering, heating and general living. We can’t stop doing these things, but we can make sure the air we breathe is healthy.

That’s where ventilation comes in. 

Poor ventilation creates the perfect environment for moisture in the air to not just exist, but to expose itself as unwanted condensation, mould, mildew, dust mites and other airborne nasties.

We need to employ an active approach to ventilation. Research shows that circulating fresh air can reduce the transmission of airborne viruses by over 70%. Better indoor air quality means more protection for your family’s health and well-being.

Why not… just add a heat pump?

While a heat pump indirectly helps with ventilation by circulating air, its primary role is temperature control.

Unlike a dedicated home ventilation system, heat pumps don’t typically bring in fresh air. And, since modern NZ homes are so airtight, they need proper ventilation to address moisture, replace stale air, and improve the overall comfort of your home.

What about… just opening a window?

Opening a window might provide temporary freshness, but it’s not always a practical or safe method of ventilation.

This is especially true in areas with poor outdoor air quality, extreme temperatures, security concerns or high levels of noise pollution. You also can’t rely on an open window to provide consistent continuous airflow, which means you may not be effectively removing indoor pollutants or adjusting for outdoor temperatures like a SmartVent ventilation system would. 

Poor ventilation can trigger:

  1. Moisture in the air
  2. Mould
  3. Asthma
  4. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  5. Pollution related illnesses
  6. Poor health
  7. Reduced sleep quality

SmartVent offers two advanced ventilation solutions to improve indoor air quality and energy efficiency in your home:

Positive pressure system.

The positive pressure system pulls fresh air from outside or your roof cavity, filters it, and circulates it inside - creating pressure that pushes out stale air.

Heat and energy recovery system.

The heat and energy recovery system maintains a balanced air pressure by extracting old air and bringing in fresh air. It transfers up to 70% of heat from the old air to the fresh air, reducing heating costs and keeping the home comfortable.

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