Healthy indoor climate with solar heating

The indoor climate in well insulated modern houses can be healthy for your fuel bill but certainly not always for your health. The problem stems from the missing air renewal and low indoor air quality (IAQ).

Gone are the days of natural ventilation through numerous small leakages in our houses. Instead we find tight windows and doors, while walls and ceilings are sealed by vapor barriers. Here in Australia high humidity days are a  common problem and ventilating with high humidity will raise moisture content in your walls and furniture. Moisture or condensation on the inside of your single or double glazing has become a sign of an unsound indoor climate.

 

Ventilation lags behind

Most new houses attempt to ensure a sound indoor climate by insulation and ventilation through fresh air ducts.

However, the air renewal supply of many buildings has not been quantified to meet the actual needs of modern homes.

This causes a bad indoor climate, low indoor air quality and in serious cases it may involve health risks because of dry rot and termite infestation in the walls and structure of the building.

 

Lumpy sugar and stale air in your cottage

Buildings left unused for part of the year are particularly exposed to the problem of damaging high moisture content air, outside of the occupancy holiday season.

The indoor climate suffers from the relatively low temperatures and the closed windows and locked doors. Typical signs are stale air, musty smells and lumps in the sugar bowl when the house is being used during weekends or opened for the holiday season.

SolarVenti without any operating costs

Almost 60,000 customers have experienced that the SolarVenti air collectors can solve the problem of a moist and unsound indoor climate – without any operating costs. This is true even on days or periods when sunlight is scarce. When the system has been in operation for some time the overall moisture content of the building materials and the furniture will have been lowered and the living conditions for the dry rot or termite nesting eliminated.

Moreover, an increasing number of clients find that the SolarVenti is capable of removing moisture, increasing indoor air quality and creating a sounder indoor climate in houses designed for year-round use. To this list there is many other uses for a Solarventi air collector in other potential applications, e.g. for basements, caravans, boats, storage containers, drying rooms, museums, book storage or libraries, wine cellars, WHS ventilation, humidity control, etc.