According to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), new mortgage lending in August was up 13% on the same period last year, making it the highest August level for six years. £18.6bn of new money from banks and other lenders went into the housing market last month, taking the gross mortgage lending in the year to £203bn. Over the year, the number of first-time buyers has rapidly increased thanks to ‘Help to Buy’ schemes and generous parents. A lot of money changes hand in the house buying process and it doesn’t end there! You have to furnish a property, buy essential appliances and fittings - house buying certainly adds an enormous boost to the economy.
Whether you are one of the many first-time buyers of 2014 or simply just moving up the ladder, a vital component in any property is ventilation and it is usually missed off the wish list when it comes to those coveted new appliances.
Ventilation is important, without it our homes can’t breathe. A property where ventilation is restricted or prohibited will suffer with condensation which will eventually lead to mould. In fact, if the property has existing extractor fans it is wise to check that they are working correctly.
Top Tip: If your extractor fan cannot hold a postcard it is not providing sufficient ventilation, ideally you should have it replaced.— EnviroVent (@envirovent) October 1, 2014
Protecting the fabric in your home is a wise move, as problems with condensation can lead to the appearance of mould in numerous places around the home! Most people associate mould growth with bathrooms and damp places such as cellars and basements but if your property suffers from condensation damp and it is left untreated, it can appear on walls, ceilings, mattresses, in wardrobes (on clothes and shoes) and on doors.
The unexpected cost of redecorating and replacing items which have been damaged by mould can be a drain on the household purse strings. It’s much easier (and cheaper in the long term) to invest in something that will ventilate your home and prevent condensation and mould from occurring. Extract fans on their own do not provide a whole house solution and heat recovery systems are not ideal for existing homes as they require extensive duct runs to be installed throughout the property.
EnviroVent have developed the Mr Venty Range of condensation control units ideal for ventilating existing dwellings. The units are quick and easy to install and you shouldn’t have to worry about redecorating once you’ve had a Mr Venty installed.
The Mr Venty Range of Condensation Control Units will gently ventilate your home using a technique called Positive Input Ventilation (PIV). PIV works by delivering clean, fresh, filtered air into a property at a continuous rate, diluting high levels of humidity and creating a healthy all year round indoor living environment, free from condensation and mould. You can watch the video below to see how a Mr Venty Unit would work inside your home: