Asked by: Maarten Cornu
asked in category: General Last Updated: 17th April, 2020

Do you need air vents in houses?

Many appliances and vents combine to properly ventilate a home. Houses need to breathe. They should draw in fresh air and exhaust stale air. But the trick is to provide needed ventilation without sending expensive home-heating and cooling energy dollars out the window.

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Regarding this, is it necessary to have air vents in walls?

No worries, But yes you must have some form of ventilation, either trickle vents in the windows, acoustic trickle vents in the walls or a heat recovery system. Unfortunately moisture in the air is common of everyday living and it needs to go somewhere and we need changes of air too.

Subsequently, question is, do new houses have air vents? New homes are no longer built with “natural ventilation” (opening windows) as the only ventilation strategy as that is no longer compliant with building regulations. Trickle vents with intermittent extract or continuous extract (with or without heat recovery) are the three options available as ventilation strategies.

Just so, do houses need ventilation?

Proper ventilation keeps the air fresh and healthy indoors. Like the lungs, homes need to be able to breathe to make sure that fresh air comes in and dirty air goes out. Air indoors can build up high levels of moisture, odors, gases, dust, and other air pollutants. Ventilation will not solve that problem.

What are air vents for?

Air Vents. An air vent is a space generally in a wall, which allows air to pass through and installing air vents helps to promote this air flow.

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