Positive Input Ventilation

Nuaire PIV with Heater

Positive input ventilation (PIV) is like giving your home a breath of fresh air. Here’s how it works in simple terms:

Imagine your home as a person who needs to breathe. Positive input ventilation is a way to help it breathe better. Instead of relying on windows or doors being open, PIV systems use a special fan to bring fresh air into your home from outside.

Here are the basic principles:

  1. Fresh Air In: The PIV system has a fan that pulls fresh air from outside into your home. This air is clean and often cooler or warmer, depending on the season.
  2. Goodbye Stale Air: As the fresh air comes in, it pushes out the stale air that’s been hanging around inside your home. Stale air can be damp and carry unpleasant odours, so getting rid of it is a good thing.
  3. Healthy Air Exchange: By constantly circulating fresh air in and pushing out the old air, PIV helps maintain good indoor air quality. This is important for your health and comfort, especially if you have allergies or respiratory issues.
  4. Moisture Control: PIV systems can also help control moisture levels in your home. Excess moisture can lead to mould and mildew growth, which is not only bad for your health but can also damage your home.

In a nutshell, positive input ventilation is like giving your home a constant supply of fresh air, keeping it healthy, comfortable, and free from stuffy smells.