How to ventilate the house

Do you want to know our tips for good ventilation? Our colleagues from The Home Academy give you the keys!

First of all, you should know that ventilating is one of the only way to renew the air in the rooms and bedrooms of the house, but it is also essential to dry dampness and lower the temperature in the hottest months.

How to ventilate effectively?

The best way to do this is with natural cross-draft ventilation . This type of ventilation is easily achieved by opening the doors and windows that are on opposite sides of the house.

By doing this, you will create a rapid difference in temperature and pressure that will allow you to reduce the energy consumption required to reheat the house again. This method is extremely useful in winter , when we are most concerned that the house may get too cold after ventilation.

How long to ventilate?

The time it takes to ventilate the house will depend on the season of the year, however, it is recommended that the house be opened for at least ten to twenty minutes every day, especially in the morning. If you leave home early and it is impossible to ventilate, do not forget to open the windows when you return, your house will thank you.

Which rooms should be more ventilated?

• Bedrooms are the rooms that need more ventilation, since thanks to it, you will eliminate the CO2 that is generated every night while you sleep.

• If you are one of those who have bathrooms with a window, the ideal is to ventilate them for 30 minutes, since this is the advisable time to dry the humidity generated especially by the concentration of steam from the showers.

• If you cook daily and eat in the kitchen , you should ventilate once you have finished or while you are picking up, in this way you will have a more clean feeling and help the air to be renewed and free of odors that may have been concentrated.

• The rest of the rooms (living room, living room, games room, office, hall …) should be ventilated while you clean.

Partially ventilate all day, a common mistake

Far from what you might think, maintaining partial ventilation with a window half open throughout the day is a mistake , since, especially in winter, this gesture will excessively cool the house and can create humidity near the windows. On the other hand, it is much better to repeat 5-minute ventilations as many times as you need, in this way you will be able to regenerate the space and feel the well-being that breathes a renewed air in your own home brings you.

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