Functioning ventilation guarantees fresh and healthy air to breathe in your home. The purpose of ventilation is to remove impurities produced by day-to-day living and bring in replacement air from outside.
Ventilation works by removing bad air regularly via the kitchen, the bathroom and the wardrobe. Fresh air enters the home through the living room and the bedrooms.
The most important factors for functioning ventilation are using the equipment properly, regular maintenance and cleaning, and cleaning and adjusting the ventilation conduits throughout the building.
Air quality may be briefly improved by airing the home for a few minutes. Cross-draughts are the most efficient method. Leaving windows and doors open for a long time lets the heat out.
- New fresh air enters the apartment either through the fresh air vents in the external walls or through the vents in the window frames.
- Tenants are not able to adjust the setting of the air extraction vents.
- Fresh air vents and air extraction vents must on no account be blocked.
- You can test how well the ventilation functions and its suction by placing a piece of paper on top of the extraction vent in the bathroom, for example.
- The vents should be cleaned regularly either by vacuuming them or with a mild detergent.
- Clean the oven extractor hood grease filter once a month by soaking it in hot water with detergent, then rinsing and drying.
- Do not leave the window open for a long time in the bathroom, toilet or sauna in cold or damp weather as this increases the humidity of the indoor air and damages the building.
- To dry large amounts of laundry, use the drying room in the property if there is one, or dry laundry outside. This will prevent your bathroom from becoming too damp.
If you notice a problem with the ventilation, contact the maintenance company.