Trickle Vents – Background Ventilation

Effective background ventilation is necessary to provide a healthy and comfortable internal environment for those occupying the home. With regulations in place to control the standard of household ventilation, joiners are required to consider this when installing windows in domestic properties. 

Installed as part of the window unit or retrofitted to your current window unit, trickle vents are but one option for providing regulation standard background ventilation to your property. Below are four key reasons why trickle vents are important in households:

  1. Cleaner internal air– Providing effective background ventilation in a household will help reduce the risk of respiratory illnesses brought on by poor air quality. Trickle vents help reduce the levels of indoor air pollutants such as carbon monoxide (CO) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in a household. 
  2. Security– Trickle vents allow constant ventilation while a window is closed and/or locked, giving a much safer alternative solution to leaving a window open.
  3. Household Ventilation Regulations– There are strict legal requirements as to the ventilation of domestic buildings which are covered under Part F of the Building Regulations. Complying with Building Regulations Part F ensures you are limiting the accumulation of moisture and air pollutants in the property, which can become hazardous to the health of people living in the property.
  4. Reduced Condensation– Some homes may have an existing problem with condensation, especially in colder weather. Fitting windows with suitable ventilation systems will help to reduce the amount of condensation, which can result in mould growth and internal surface damage. You will also save money on future repairs, needed due to accumulated damage from condensation, by having a trickle vent installed.

Here at Toolfix, we have a vast selection of ventilation systems with options on; Trickle vents, Canopies and Grilles available in a range of colours, so you can be sure to find the right style of system for your home. 

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