5 reasons to invest in ventilation installation.

Discover the benefits of a ventilation system and why investing in a good installation is a necessity for all confined commercial and industrial buildings.  

Clean air is something many of us take for granted. While discussions regarding air quality outdoors in busy cities and industrial settings often dominate the headlines, indoor air quality is also a growing problem, especially considering people in the UK spend 90% of their time indoors.

Heightened by the Covid-19 pandemic, the need to regulate clean air indoors with sufficient ventilation has never been more pressing. Let’s explore.

The benefits of good ventilation

Ventilation is particularly important within commercial and industrial buildings. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) states that “All workplaces need an adequate supply of fresh air”.

From natural ventilation to Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV), there are many different types of ventilation systems available, all with various advantages and disadvantages.

Here are five benefits of having good ventilation:

1. Control contamination

City smog and pollution have us believe we’re better off breathing the air inside. However, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the air inside is more seriously polluted than outdoor air.

With this in mind, the need to purify our air indoors is frankly a necessity. The solution remains to install a good ventilation system that removes any impurities, pollutants, bacteria, moisture and unpleasant odours.

2. Remove condensation

Failing to manage levels of condensation appropriately will cause a build-up of moisture inside. As a result, this may cause internal damage including mould and rot, along with health issues such as respiratory problems, rhinitis, and sinusitis.

Maintaining this level over the winter months will reduce mould growth and the build-up of biological agents such as dust mites.

The ideal humidity rate to maintain a safe environment is between 50% and 65%.

Indoor dampness is estimated to affect 10%-50% of indoor environments across Europe, North America, Australia, India, and Japan. The issue boils down to high levels of condensation, which can have detrimental health and maintenance consequences.

A consistent level of ventilation will remove any condensation by expelling the warm moisture-laden air outside, keeping the interior of your property dry and fresh from bacteria and mould build-up.

3. Health benefits

A good ventilation installation will provide a healthier overall environment for your workforce, limiting health issues such as headaches, asthma, allergies, fatigue and shortness of breath.

The National Library of medicine confirms that ventilation has a significant impact on health issues, such as:

Communicable respiratory illnesses

Sick building syndrome symptoms

Respiratory allergies

Purifying the air for your workforce with a good ventilation installation will also boost task performance, employee wellbeing and overall productivity.

4. Decrease temperatures

If you employ a busy workforce that operates in confined areas, there will be one outcome – heat. A hot and stuffy environment isn’t great for morale. Not only is it uncomfortable to work in, but it will also increase the potential for poor hygiene in the workplace.

An appropriate ventilation installation will help bring temperatures down before maintaining and moderating conditions. In turn, everyone will remain relaxed and work to a higher level.

5. Air regulation

Although we want to naturally distribute outside air inside the building, too much can be costly if we don’t have it under control.

A ventilation system helps bring harmony to the air inside. If there’s too much entering and not escaping, it can become cold. Your employees are then more likely to open windows and doors, therefore, sending your heating and energy bills through the roof.

An effective ventilation system regulates the air, so you avoid wasting money on extra and unnecessary costs.

How much does it cost to install a ventilation system?

The price for an average ventilation installation depends on the type of system and size. For example, the average costs for mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) vary between £2,000 and £12,000.

  • Average domestic MVHR installation – £3,000
  • Average commercial MVHR installation – £9,500

Individual factors will also impact the overall cost of installation, including:

  • The complexities of the existing system
  • The energy demands of the property
  • The size of the building
  • The access to pipework

Speak to Midland’s leading heating and ventilation installation contractor

At Mid-Tech Services Limited, we’re specialists in ventilation installation and maintenance. Since 2008, we’ve served organisations such as the official Tate Galleries in London and the Bullring Shopping Centre in Birmingham.

There’s no job too big or complex for us to complete. So, if you need a new commercial ventilation installation or upgrade, give us a call. A friendly member of the Mid-Tech team will happily answer any query and provide expert advice on all things ventilation. Get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

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