Any architect, contractor and builder will know that when building a large building, apartment building or even a car park, that systems need to be put in place. Ventilation systems are essential to ensure free flow of air throughout the property and reduce the risk of stagnant and warm air, which can lead to illness and sickness in the long run.
These systems are designed to improve air flow and you will be given a choice on which one you feel is going to meet the needs of your building. You will have to have certain systems and then you will have a choice when it comes to others, each one designed to improve air quality, air flow and overall comfort of employees and visitors at all times.
Each space within the building will be surveyed and checked by the ventilation experts, ensuring that the building provides each area with the right amount of air flow moving forward.
The first type of ventilation systems you may want to work with your expert team on is natural ventilation. If this option works for your building, then it may be the most cost effective solution that will provide you with years of use and fresh, clean air. Natural ventilation systems are not suitable for all buildings, but are a great choice for buildings affected by both indoor and outdoor temperatures.
The building needs to experience a fair amount of natural wind for this type of system to work. The natural wind is what will circulate throughout the building, removing stale warm air and reducing the risk of those indoors breathing in stagnant air moving forward.
Mechanical ventilation systems are one of the more common systems used in buildings today. This system is ideal when natural ventilation won’t work on a particular building. With mechanical ventilation-systems, a motor is used to draw clean air into the building. The system is made up of vents, supply and extraction units which work together to ensure everyone indoors continues to enjoy clean, fresh and filtered air free of pollutants at all times, even during the winter months.
Then there is task systems. These are different from natural and mechanical as they focus on one direction in particular. This means that they will focus on a per room or per office basis and then will direct towards a particular user to ensure their comfort at all times.
In some instances, especially if you are working with a reliable and experienced ventilation system specialist, they may recommend that you combine a few of the systems to get the best end result. They will focus on supplying more clean air and focusing on the improvement of the air flow and air quality. A high quality ventilation expert company will customise the systems based on your building to ensure you get the best end result in the long run.
The final type of ventilation system which is a legal requirement in every building around the United Kingdom, in particular, is smoke ventilation. These systems are usually found in stair wells of buildings. The smoke vents will extract smoke in the event of a fire. Of course remember smoke is warm air which naturally rises. With the smoke being extracted, it clears the visibility for people to use the stairs and get out of the building and to safety.
The smoke ventilation systems also help fire fighting crews find their way to the floor they need to be on and find the fire with ease and efficiency.