It is known that without food a person can last a week. Without water – a maximum of several days. How many seconds can you live without air?…
Everyone understands that fresh air is very important. In today’s urban environment, a constant supply of oxygen is an absolute must.
However, paradoxically, it is in modern buildings built in compliance with all the requirements of heat and sound insulation that air exchange is often insufficient..
In old buildings, with cracks in the walls and with wooden window frames, the problem of insufficient ventilation does not exist: on the contrary, for the winter the owners “seal up” the windows so as not to freeze … insulating materials turn apartments and offices into sealed boxes without an oxygen supply, for ventilation of which you need to constantly open and close windows or install complex and expensive systems.
One of the problems of modern “sealed” houses is high air humidity. We ourselves constantly increase the humidity of the air: by breathing, washing, cooking, etc. And where moisture condenses, not only water appears on the glass of windows, but also mold on the walls. (By the way, mold is a powerful allergen.) With high humidity, short-term opening of windows is often not enough for normal ventilation.
There are several more reasons why opening and closing windows for airing is not always enough, but also undesirable:
Noise: If you live close to highways, you know what the noise from cars, trains or planes is … Even ordinary city noise affects the nervous system and negatively affects health. Therefore, people living in noisy places are often forced to keep windows closed..
Heat loss: Through the open windows, the room, along with the stuffy air, leaves the heat. In the Russian climate, this is not very useful – especially in winter. And in a country house this is not only unpleasant, but also costly.
Dust, dirt and allergens: In a big city, dirt is literally in the air. Any housewife knows that the window sill of an open window overlooking a street with heavy traffic is covered with black dust literally in a day. In addition, every year more and more people, especially children, fall ill with allergies to plant pollen and other impurities contained in the air..
The thieves: Intruders entering through windows and balconies is a serious danger: thieves often choose this simple method. However, keeping windows closed when the owners are away is not always the best option. For example, when there are animals in the house.
… So how do you combine fresh air and closed windows? There is a simple answer to this difficult question..
Several years ago the German company “Siegenia-Aubi”, one of the largest European manufacturers of window fittings, developed and offered special ventilation devices to advanced Europeans – simple but very effective. Any of the ventilators provides adjustable fresh air supply without opening windows.
In particular, for rooms with high humidity there is a ventilator with air humidity control. For example, for the bathroom and kitchen, where the greatest amount of water accumulates. The device is able to remove up to eight liters of moisture per day.
Other ventilators contain activated carbon filters that efficiently absorb combustion products and other dirt in the air.
Ventilators with heat exchange devices (heat recuperators) reduce heating costs. Heat exchangers of such devices allow you to save up to 50% of the thermal energy contained in the air leaving the room.
Ventilators are an order of magnitude simpler and cheaper than complex and expensive ventilation, air purification and air conditioning systems, but they are comparable to them in terms of efficiency. No wonder the Germans have always been considered smart and thrifty owners..
All ventilators “Zigenia-Aubi” from 11 to 14 March will be presented at construction exhibitions in Samara, Rostov-on-Don and Belgorod.
Additional information about Zigenia-Aubi ventilators can be obtained by e-mail ([email protected]) and on the website of the Russian representative office of the company www.siegenia-aubi.ru