Insulating your house to keep out drafts and reduce your energy bill is a good idea! But a home also needs fresh air to evacuate moisture and pollutants that inevitably accumulate inside.There is just way of bringing in this fresh air: ventilation.
A house that is too tightly sealed and not ventilated enough accumulates damp from breathing, plants, cooking or doing the laundry.You can see condensation form around the windows, behind certain pieces of furniture and on the coldest walls of the house.
These are unmistakable signs and ultimately your home will deteriorate. Mould stains appear, unpleasant odours are released, the wallpaper peels and paint and plaster lift away.
In addition, the house is responsible for indoor pollutants that are bad for health, which you must be careful to evacuate: carbon dioxide from breathing, solvents from paints, glues, cleaning products, tobacco smoke, soot from candles, mould spores, dust, animal smells, ammonia, etc.
Here are some good tips to ventilate your home properly which are easy to put in place:
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