Top Five Benefits of PIV
The Perfect Breeding Ground for Mould
By Tammy James, Senior Marketing Executive, July 2018
Did you know your average family can produce up to 17.5 pints of moisture a day in the home, which creates the perfect breeding ground for mould growth?
Excess water is produced by everyday activities such as cooking, bathing and, not forgetting breathing. These water vapours in the air settle on cold surfaces leading to the development of mould and condensation.
Starting in the corner of room behind furniture and on window frames, mould growth can be sprayed, cleaned and painted over however this only hides the under lying issue. How many times are you willing to repeat the problem before you accept the issue at hand?
Opening windows or turning on intermittent extract fans during times when excess water vapour is produced can help but won’t reduce the overall humidity levels, so the problem will persist. Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) draws fresh air from outside into a unit mounted in the loft, where the air is filtered and supplied into the home via a ceiling diffuser in the hallway. The PIV process gently pressurises the home, helping to dilute, displace and replace the stale, moisture-laden air with fresh, filtered air. Nuaire’s Drimaster-Eco range provides a long-term solution for those facing mould and condensation growth in their homes. However these aren’t the only benefits.
Here are our top five benefits of installing a PIV unit in your home.
1. Protects against allergens
Removing outdoor pollutants from your home, PIV units encourages movement of air within the home whilst drawing in fresh clean air. This process extracts pollutants from the air, ensuring allergens don’t enter the home uninvited!
2. Helps Asthma Suffers
By preventing allergens from entering the home, Asthma sufferers can benefit enormously from the fresh, healthy environment created by PIV. Reducing the ingress of outdoor pollutants and removing indoor pollutants from the air creates a low allergen home, helping asthma sufferers to breathe more easily. Dust mites thrive in humid conditions and are too small to be seen, living in your soft furnishings, mattresses and pillows. 80% of asthmatics are allergic to dust mites causing their symptoms to be much worse if the home is poorly ventilated.
3. Protection from dirty outside air
Outdoor air pollutants such as soot, dust and harmful Radon gas can enter your home affecting your health. They enter the home due to natural leakage points and can remain in the air we breathe without us knowing. The Drimaster-Eco draws out the stale ‘dirty’ air and circulates clean fresh air back into the home.
4. Protection from indoor pollutants
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are released into the home on a daily basis due to the use of household sprays, beauty products and deodorants. NO2 gases are produced by gas cookers and gas central heating systems, while PM2.5 is produced by burning fuel, smoking and burning candles. These pollutants react with each other to form other pollutants, and the process is constant.
The Drimaster-Eco works by displacing polluted indoor air with fresh, filtered air from outside, so the indoor air remains healthy.
5. Cure mould and condensation growth
Excess humidity occurs as a result of cooking, cleaning and other daily activities. A humid environment creates the perfect breeding ground dustmites and mould growth. A PIV system like Drimaster-Eco will help extract excess moisture, curing and preventing condensation in the home.
PIV provides whole home ventilation all year round, and can provide protection to both you and your home. If you want to find out more about our Drimaster-Eco PIV range and its benefits, please call 02920858500