Health risks of moisture in your home
In your home, moisture is produced by daily activities like breathing, bathing, cooking, washing and drying clothes. A typical family can produce up to 10 litres of water per day which ends up in the air, travelling throughout your home and revealing itself as condensation on windows, mirrors and tiles.
In an environment such as this, mould spores will germinate and grow, creating a haven for dust mites to breed in. Conditions like asthma are seriously aggravated and allergic symptoms like rhinitis and eczema are also exacerbated. Humidity causes visible damage to the fabric of your home, but the most serious risk is the effect it has on your family’s health and wellbeing.
The answer is regular maintenance
The MVHR system forms the ‘lungs’ of your home, allowing it to breathe adequately, and when properly maintained, it prevents the problems above.
An annual service is recommended, to ensure that the system is always operating at peak performance, maintaining a healthy supply of clean, fresh air, with fewer pollutants, removing excess moisture and protecting your and your family’s health.