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Fresh air into your home

Do you sleep badly and wake in the morning to find the air in your bedroom is somewhat stale? Do you suffer from a dry cough and eye irritation in your living room or other rooms? If so, you probably have poor or no ventilation in these rooms. Disturbed sleep and irritated mucous membranes are nobody’s idea of fun but, thankfully, a quick and simple solution to the problem is at hand.

If you, your family and your home are to remain healthy, you need fresh air. In the vast majority of cases, installing the appropriate number of air vents will prove sufficient to avoid problems with dry, stale air. A good rule of thumb is to install one air vent in every bedroom and two in living rooms/common areas. You should then ensure that air is able to circulate between rooms and that stale air is able to disappear through the building’s damp spaces.

Fresh air vents are designed to admit the correct amount of filtered air without creating uncomfortable drafts. It may be a good idea to supplement vents with accessories that protect against inconveniences such as pollen and noise.

The most common types of air vent are wall-mounted and window-mounted.

Wall vents
Ideally you should place your wall vents facing a quiet backyard or garden with a low noise level and as high up the wall as possible, equipped with a filter to prevent the accumulation of dust and debris.

Installation tips
• Install the vent high up on the wall, approx. 10 cm beneath the ceiling.
• We recommend the use of our hole saw for easier drilling.
• Make a hole at a gradient of a few degrees outwards to prevent any condensation from running into the home.
• If you are unsure, always consult a professional.

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Location beside radiators

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Location beside underfloor heating

Window vents
Fresh supplies window vents for both inward and outward opening windows.

Installation tips
• Always install the vent in the window’s upper frame.
• Use the drilling template on the box. If you are installing vents on a number of windows, it may be worthwhile to purchase a steel drilling template.
• Minimise cracking during drilling by attaching a wooden batten on the opposite side so that the drill passes through both the frame and batten.
• When installing in a window arch, take care to avoid damaging the glass. If the window is double glazed/connected, place a dustproof strip between the arches around the hole to avoid condensation between the panes.