Ventilating Bedrooms by Isa Stralian
The enemy of a fresh smelling home is odour.
One of the prevalent characteristics all homes have with children, particularly those of adolescent age, is odour.
Whether it be from socks, shoes or general hormonal secretions, bedrooms tend to get on the nose, particularly where the occupants are involved in high activity sports.
Added to this if the rooms have low ceilings and little air ingress to air wash the rooms. Ventilation in these rooms is essential ensuring the odours are not absorbed into the furnishings.
Ceiling vents and ceiling registers are an ideal way of keeping the rooms fresher by venting into the roof space, allowing the odours to remove themselves.
Of course the ancillary benefit to this type of room venting is allowing the room to stay fresher during the whole year and cooler during the summer months, particularly of a summer’s evening when the room is able to cool down and purge it’s heat load through the ceiling vent, allowing the children to sleep better and without the dehydrating effect of an overhead sweep fan.
A ceiling register such as the Condor PP 250 or 300 is sufficient to meet the needs of any bedroom especially as the unit is fully adjustable.
Its operation is by a control rod with the unit being opened and closed with a push/ pull action without having to climb or stand on anything
Children with respiratory problems, asthmatic etc will also benefit by having an adjustable ceiling register, or vent, vacating into the roof space.
This venting is aided by the roof ventilator ensuring even the smallest flow, called trickle flow ventilation.
When selecting venting equipment remember that plastic products have a limited life and finding a replacement at a later point in time may not be as simple as one would wish.