Down with stuffy, humid air in the bathroom! A ventilation system ensures fresh air at all times. This improves hygiene and allows hot steam to escape. We’re here to show you what modern systems can do and how to find the right model for you.
The day starts with a warm shower to make your body feel good. And then the moisture needs to escape the bathroom. After a long, hot shower or a soak in the bath, the humidity in the air can soon reach 80%. You can see it on steamed-up mirrors and moisture-laden walls. If you then ventilate via the window, valuable time passes until the mirror is usable once again. The warm, comfy feeling also flies right out the window, as the room and your body cool off pretty quickly.
Bathroom ventilation can be of some help here. It ensures good air exchange, which is vastly important. Unpleasant smells, moisture, pollutants and dust can be transported out of the room quickly and with no effort at all. Regular air exchange is also the only way to prevent mould from forming. Good systems transport the extracted air outside and feed fresh air in. Pollutants, dust and pollen are filtered out of the air here, which is great for people with allergies and asthma.
If you don’t have automatic ventilation, you should open the windows for several minutes several times a day to ensure a supply of fresh air. This soon becomes unpleasant, especially in winter. But even then, this does not minimise the risk of mould formation. Wet towels and water residue continue to release moisture into the air long after showering. The room also cools quickly, so lots of energy is consumed unnecessarily reheating the room to the original temperature.
There is a huge array of technical systems. You may be asking yourself, ‘Which is suitable for my home?’ The answer to this will depend on your own unique situation. As a basic rule, there are two types of ventilation systems.
This is a one-way principle only, as the air is transported outside, but not inside. As there is a lack of fresh-air supply, the window still needs to be opened on a regular basis. This kind of solution should only be used if there is no other option for a more efficient supply of fresh air.
Bad air out, fresh air in: A combined air inlet and extraction system is the best solution. In new builds, this is connected directly to the central ventilation system, whereas it works as decentralised ventilation when retrofitted. The advantages are obvious: You don’t have to ensure there is a supply of fresh air manually. Good systems can also automatically detect excessive humidity.
The automatic method is particularly worth recommending when your bathroom is furnished with delicate materials. Exclusive paper-based wallpaper and wood flooring will thank you when you install a modern system to extract moisture.
Good to know: Ventilation systems are mandatory in bathrooms without windows.
When making a purchase, please note the following aspects:
Be safe and have your system installed by specialists.
Use professional air inlet and extraction systems to ensure your home has quality air. This will prevent excessive humidity and damages that result from this, such as mildew stains or even mould.