Mould on your walls, ceiling and clothes is easier to agree on though. We hate it! As well as being a sign that you’ve got too much moisture in your home, it’s a health hazard in itself. Mould is a living organism that spreads by sending tiny spores into the air. When you breathe in those spores they can trigger asthma and other respiratory conditions. Not good.
We’re not the only ones who feel that way. Consumer NZ recently published their top tips for avoiding mould in your home. The article contains some great advice, including using a ventilation system like HRV if you’re lucky enough to have one installed.
If that’s you, here are our top tips for keeping on top of mould:
- Check your mode. Take a look at your control panel to make sure your system is in winter mode during the colder months. This will make sure that you’re getting the right flow of drier air from your roof cavity to push out that stale damp air mould loves.
- Keep it serviced. Your HRV control panel will tell you when a service visit is due, either with a flashing red filter light or a caption on screen. (If we have a record of when your service is due then we might call you to book it, too.) An HRV service inspects your system from top to tail and replaces your filter with a brand new, genuine HRV filter. Your service visit is also a good chance to have any questions you have about your HRV home ventilation system answered.
- Use it! HRV home ventilation is designed for constant use. Mould never sleeps! So a good way to prevent it is by keeping your system running all the time, making sure that damp, stale air is pushed out as it’s being produced.
If you don’t have a home ventilation system and you’re seeing mould or other signs of a damp home (such as condensation on your windows) then let’s talk. The HRV home ventilation range features models to suit most New Zealand homes. Your system will be specified to suit your home and the way your family lives in it. The first step is to book a no-obligation free home assessment so call us to book yours on 0800 478 123.