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7 ways to ventilate spaces without windows

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton
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Not every room can be blessed with a window, particularly in small homes, but getting the right amount of ventilation is key to preventing damaging mildew and unhealthy bacteria spores from taking hold in your home. Ask any heating and ventilation expert and they'll tell you that the cause isn't hopeless, as there are a host of fantastic ways to ensure effective ventilation, if you are willing to commit a little time to installing them! Don't think that ventilation is something you can put on hold, as one cold spell could be enough to see your home getting seriously damp and uninhabitable, so come with us now and see which option might work for you!

1. An effective extractor fan.

A small kitchen that doesn't have a window should always have a large extractor fan, so as to capture and distribute steam and moisture that builds up while you cook. Don't wait until your ceiling paint starts peeling to tackle this issue, it really isn't worth the hassle!

2. Air conditioning in the bedroom.

Air conditioning isn't just handy for cooling you down when the heat is one, it actually circulates healthy air and offers effective ventilation too. In a windowless bedroom, you'll be glad of this airy option, otherwise your gorgeous boudoir might get a little claustrophobic and mildew-prone!

3. Air-purifying plants.

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Muebles Capsir

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Plants can be so much more than just pretty home accessories! Choose the right varieties and you'll experience instantly purified and better ventilated air! We know it sounds insane, but believe us, plants are a fantastic resource for the health of you and your home!

4. Have less furniture.

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Big Blu Furniture

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Big Blu Furniture

If you want to guarantee the effective flow of fresh air around your home, you might need to consider scaling back your furniture a little bit! It makes sense that the more clutter you have, the less air can flow, but stick to the basics and you'll feel the difference immediately.

5. Scented candles work wonderfully.

Here's a little cheat for you! If you really can't get a lot of air flowing around your home and you're tackling the damp potential with a dehumidifier, or something similar, you need to think about how you can inject some pleasing smells, to give the impression of increased air flow and we think that candles are the way to go! Available in a range of wonderful fresh scents, such as clean linen, they will make your home smell so clean and airy!

6. Use porous materials.

Here's a more structural tip for you! If you want to maintain decent airflow around your home, you need to consider using materials that actively help air to move around. Porous items, such as bricks are a good idea and don't forget that special air bricks can be a real savior too!

7. Hidden air bricks.

Speaking of air bricks, in tiny water closets, an air brick in the wall, high up, will offer fantastic ventilation! It's vital to think about these tiny rooms, as there is often no space for a radiator, which would normally maintain a healthy air temperature, so we have to turn to traditional methods!

For more tips for dealing with moisture, take a look at this article: Everything you need to know about getting rid of moisture.

Are you going to put any of these ideas to the test in your home?
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