February 02, 2022

Let Your Home Breathe: 5 Tips to Improve Ventilation

Proper ventilation is key to maintaining the home’s safety, energy efficiency, and overall health. Make your home breathe freely by ensuring that fresh air comes in and stale, dirty air comes out. 

If you haven’t paid much attention to ventilation before, you probably deal with pollutants, moisture, and unpleasant odors that cause allergic reactions and flu-like symptoms. The good news is you don’t have to be stuck with a poorly ventilated space.

In your future home at PHirst Calamba, you can follow these tips to have good airflow that reduces the risk of various health issues.

Open Your Windows and Doors

In the gated community of PHirst Calamba, houses have multiple large windows that you can open to allow fresh outdoor air and replace the indoor air. It’s the easiest way to ventilate a home, along with keeping the doors open for some time. 

If you don’t feel confident leaving your main door open, one alternative is to install a heavy-duty screen door. It increases air quality without compromising safety as you can keep the front door open and the screen door locked. 

Use Localized Exhaust Fans

Running the exhaust fans helps with spot ventilation. In a well-ventilated home, you will usually find them in the kitchen and the bathrooms. Cooking can be a source of indoor air pollution, especially when you have a gas stove. Meanwhile, unpleasant odors and excess moisture can accumulate in bathrooms when left unventilated.

Use Fans for Improved Air Flow

Using standard fans in conjunction with other ventilation strategies can help improve airflow in your home. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fans can enhance airflow even without an open window.

Of course, it would be better to place your fan close to an open window, so the former can blow the indoor air outside. You should also avoid pointing fans towards people as this might cause contaminated air to flow at them.

Consider Installing Skylights

A skylight provides your home with proper ventilation and daylighting. You can open it to allow fresh air into a compact room and help with natural cooling. At the same time, skylights are aesthetically pleasing since they act as windows to the changing skies. Skylights can also double as natural spotlights, radiating light downward that spreads throughout the entire room.

Limit Visitors Inside Your Home

More people in your house can lead to more air pollutants that accumulate indoors. If you have a large room with multiple windows, make it your designated place to host gatherings. Alternatively, try to keep visits as short as possible or encourage guests to gather outside instead. This final tip also promotes using outdoor space for festive events. You can have a backyard BBQ party or a casual picnic when you want to catch up with friends and family. 

The well-planned community of PHirst Calamba also has a clubhouse, a greenery-filled WiFi area, and several recreational facilities. Make the most out of these spaces while bonding with your loved ones.


These are the practical ways to take control of the air around your home and create a safe living space. Remember that you can take a layered approach when ventilating your home, so combine two or more of these tips to meet your exact needs. 

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