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Happy Homes With Envirovent's PIV

By Ruth MacEachern

Product Manager

Feb 06, 2016

Positive input ventilation, or Positive Pressure Ventilation as it is sometimes known, is quite simply the best way to ventilate your property. Whether your home suffers from condensation, black mould, or general dampness, Positive Input Ventilation, or PIV for short, could be the solution you’re looking for.

Modern houses are built to be air tight. Even if your house isn’t modern, you’re probably always looking for ways to keep that cold breeze out, and enjoy the warmth, especially in the many cold months we have in the UK. The problem with this is that with windows closed, there’s no fresh air getting into the property. Heat from radiators, electrical devices, and even human bodies, comes together to create a very unpleasant environment, with 30 litres of human body based humidity per week not being uncommon in a typical family home. Throw in the smells from food, any pets you have in your home, and your rubbish bin and you have what scientists call “toxic soup” travelling around your home.

As the warmth hits cold surfaces like windows, it forms condensation, allowing damp patches to form. You could be left living in a home which, despite its warmth, is suffering from the effects of poor ventilation, which manifest themselves in different ways, none of which are pleasant, and some of which can be very costly to remedy.

This is why EnviroVent would like to introduce you to positive input ventilation. It’s more than a simple extractor fan like you might have in your bathroom or kitchen. This is a solution to banish the toxic soup from your home for good.

How does it work?

Quite simply, positive input ventilation does exactly what it says. Good quality air is brought in to your home, ventilating it of all the airborne toxins which are lurking in the home environment.

A skilled engineer installs a PIV unit in your loft or attic space. You probably know how lofts are assembled, allowing for fresh air to get in under the eaves. All this fresh air stays in your loft, especially if your loft is well insulated. The PIV unit sucks in the fresh air in the loft, a bit like a vacuum cleaner, filters it so it’s clean, and sends it down through a pipe to a discreet diffuser within your house.

The clean air mixes with the dirty air in the house, diluting it right down. With the air in the house starting to normalise, the good air then gently pressurises the house from the inside out, forcing the bad air out through vents in double glazing, air ventilation systems and any open windows. With the stale air gone, fresh air fills the house.

Benefits of PIV

If you suffer as a result of conditions like hay fever, allergies, radon gas and pollutant irritation, the PIV removes these before they can build up to a level which makes you unwell.

There’s also no feeling like clean, fresh air throughout your home. You’ll have the peace of mind which comes from knowing that what you’re breathing in is no longer full of recycled contaminants, but pure and fresh.

The problems which PIV solves

Your house will thank you for installing a PIV system. Condensation, damp, and black mould will be banished as those airborne pollutants are removed from your home by a PIV system. Your home won’t provide them with the atmosphere they need to breed any more, say goodbye to the damage they can cause to the fabric of your building, thanks to a PIV system installed by Envirovent. You’ll find more information here and see which solution will work best for you. Get in touch today, and let’s talk about how one of our professionally installed ventilation systems can help you and your home feel so much better.