# What happens when you live in ill ventilated area?

## What happens when you live in ill ventilated area?

Well, poor ventilation can have serious consequences. It can make our homes “sick”, with condensation and mould damaging the walls and fabric of our houses. But, more importantly, it can make the occupants sick. Mould, mildew and mites all thrive in environments that are high in humidity.

### What is venting in a house?

Ventilation refers to the exchange of indoor and outdoor air. Without proper ventilation, an otherwise insulated and airtight house will seal in harmful pollutants, such as carbon monoxide, and moisture that can damage a house. Proper ventilation helps keep a home energy-efficient, safe, and healthy.

#### How do you vent a living room?

Ventilation strategies for spaces without a window

1. Use ceiling fans or portable fans. A portable fan is highly effective when it comes to air movement and redistribution, especially in a small room.
2. Passive outside venting.
3. An effective extractor fan.
4. Use of a portable evaporative cooler.

What are the dangers of living in bad ventilated rooms?

Polluted air in combination with poor ventilation causes dry throat and eyes, concentration disorders, fatigue, headaches, shortness of breath, poor sleep, drowsiness, dizziness. In addition, complaints may develop such as chronic colds or respiratory infections, development of asthma or other lung diseases.

How do you calculate the area of a vent?

For square or rectangular vents, muliply the length times width of the vent space in inches, then divide by 144 to convert into sq. ft. [(l x w in inches) ÷ 144 = area of vent in sq. ft.] Example: a 6″ x 12″ vent would equal 72 sq. in., divided by 144 equals an area of 0.5 sq. ft. per vent.

## Where are the ventilation vents in the attic?

The attic needs a balanced ventilation system with as much air entering through the intake vents as leaves through the exhaust vents. Ideally, the intake vents are installed along the edges of the roof, at the lowest point in the attic, in the soffits. The exhaust vents are installed along the ridge, the highest point of the attic.

### How to calculate natural ventilation in a room?

Natural Ventilation Calculation Example Lets use the same example above and say a 120 square foot Bedroom is provided with a 4’x4′ sliding window. For the purpose of this example lets say the sliding window is 50% operable, meaning half the window is fixed and other half operable. 120 sq.ft. x 4% = 4.8 sq.ft. of glazing area required.

#### When do you need to vent your crawl space?

During hot weather, the vents would be left open to allow outside air to circulate in the crawl space, which would theoretically cool the rest of the house. In the winter, when the air is drier and there is less humidity, the vents could be closed so that the water and sewage pipes wouldn’t freeze.