With full functionality, a decentralized ventilation system can increase the well-being in your own four walls by always ensuring a pleasant room climate and a low concentration of pollutants and pollen. However, regular cleaning and maintenance of the ventilation equipment is necessary. The decentralized ventilation system has a significant advantage over centralized ventilation systems in terms of handling and the cost of cleaning. It can be cleaned and serviced by yourself in a few simple steps and its functionality is retained.
Cleaning a decentralized ventilation system
A decentralized ventilation system continuously ensures the right room climate. Regular cleaning and care are required to ensure the full functionality of the system over the long term. Find out why cleaning the ventilation system is important and how to do it correctly in just a few minutes.
Consequences of a dirty decentralized ventilation system
If the ventilation system is not cleaned regularly, it may no longer be fully functional. As a result, various problems can arise, which affect both health and well-being as well as the building fabric. Dirty filters, fans or other system components lead to a reduction in the air volume flow, also known as the air throughput. The lower air throughput of the decentralized ventilation system can lead to a number of consequences that reinforce each other.
The first consequence of the low air volume flow is the inadequate removal of the used air, which increases the CO2 content in the room air. In addition to the CO2 concentration, the inadequate exchange of air also increases the humidity. The dehumidification of the interior is one of the most important tasks of the ventilation system in order to minimize the risk of condensation forming on cold components.
Components must generally be prevented from becoming damp, so it should be ensured, especially in winter, that the interior temperature does not decrease by more than four degrees Celsius. With the increased humidity, hygienic problems can also arise. Moistened components of a decentralized ventilation system provide a breeding ground for fly spores and mold and can thus contribute to the development of mold.
In addition to CO2 and humidity, pollutants can no longer be optimally removed due to the lack of air exchange in a dirty ventilation system. Air that is permanently enriched with pollutants also endangers health and can lead to headaches, malaise and coughing. A ventilation system that is cleaned regularly prevents the room air from being enriched with pollutants and continuously ensures clean air. Furthermore, there is the possibility that the inherent sound can be perceived as unnecessarily increased due to a dirty ventilation device. A clean, decentralized ventilation system ensures an optimal room climate and protects the residents from pollutants and their health effects.
Six steps to cleaning a decentralized ventilation system from inVENTer
Clean controlled living space ventilation
A decentralized ventilation system can be cleaned independently in just a few steps.
Step 1: Covering the inner cover
When you start cleaning your ventilation system, the cover of the inner panel should be removed and wiped with a damp cloth. A cloth with clear water is sufficient for cleaning. The use of cleaning agents containing sand or acids should be avoided, as these could scratch the sensitive and high-quality surface.
Recommendation: monthly cleaning of the inner cover
Cost of cleaning a decentralized ventilation system
In contrast to central ventilation systems, cleaning controlled living space ventilation can be carried out at any time and without a specialist company. The user should only bear the acquisition costs for fine, pollen and activated carbon filters.
No special cleaning agents are required. A cloth, brush and warm water are sufficient for cleaning. All components of the ventilation device are easily accessible and therefore easy for the user to clean himself.
In addition, a decentralized ventilation system does not require any pipes in the wall, which would be difficult to access and therefore difficult to clean. Cleaning a controlled ventilation system is not only inexpensive, but also easy to use for everyone.
Conclusion – cleaning and maintenance
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