Spring brings milder temperatures, the days become longer and the weather more pleasant and comfortable. However, for many people, this time of year is also synonymous with seasonal allergies. Pollen, tree mould, dust and other allergens in the air can cause a number of annoying symptoms, including sneezing, itchy eyes and nasal congestion. For those who are particularly sensitive, a controlled mechanical ventilation (CMV) system can offer an effective solution to reduce these problems, improving indoor air quality.
Seasonal allergies are increasingly prevalent
But how prevalent is the problem of spring allergies in Italy? According to the Istituto Superiore di Sanità (National Institute of Health), it is a widespread problem: about 20 per cent of the Italian population suffers from spring allergies. It is also a growing phenomenon, especially among young people and women. According to EpiCentro, the National Health body that deals with epidemiology, the rising phenomenon could be due to “a growing tendency to spend a lot of time indoors with little or poor air circulation, in addition to exposure to dust and mites, often in urban situations with a high level of pollution”. For this reason, controlled mechanical ventilation systems are the ideal answer, making it possible to restore natural air circulation while preserving comfort characteristics, particularly in terms of temperature, humidity and noise pollution.
How CMV creates a healthier environment
A controlled mechanical ventilation system is one that replaces stale air inside a building with fresh air from outside while maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature. This process of continuous and controlled air exchange helps reduce the presence of allergens, such as pollen and dust, within rooms.
CMV systems are particularly useful for allergy sufferers, as they can filter the outside air and remove harmful particles before they enter the indoor environment. This can lead to a significant improvement in air quality, promoting the health and well-being of those who live or work inside the building.
The advantages of controlled mechanical ventilation systems
In addition to limiting the presence of allergens, CMV systems or products offer numerous other advantages. Let’s analyse the main ones.
- Humidity control: CMV systems help maintain a balanced humidity level within rooms, reducing the formation of mould and condensation on window panes.
- Odour reduction: thanks to constant air exchange, CMV systems can help reduce unpleasant odours, such as those from cooking, smoking or the presence of pets.
- Energy efficiency: the controlled mechanical ventilation systems proposed by Fantini Cosmi are equipped with a heat recovery system, making it possible to reduce the amount of energy required to heat or cool the outside air before it is introduced into the building. This results in lower energy consumption and, consequently, lower heating and air conditioning costs.
- Smart cooling: some models also have a cooling system in the warmer months, allowing fresh air to enter from outside during the night, increasing comfort and reducing air conditioning costs.
CMV, an ally for the health of frail persons and for comfort
Investing in a CMV system is a smart way to improve indoor air quality, thus reducing the risk of allergies and other respiratory problems. The adoption of a controlled mechanical ventilation system is also recommended in homes with frail persons, such as very young children or elderly persons with reduced mobility, who are more susceptible than others to respiratory diseases.
When installing a CMV system, it is important to contact an experienced heating and air-conditioning professional. A qualified technician (consult the Fantini Cosmi network) will be able to assess the specific needs of each building and recommend the most suitable solution.
Those who already have a CMV system should remember that to keep it in top condition, it is important to carry out regular maintenance, such as cleaning the filters and checking the integrity of the components. This will ensure the long life of the system and the continued benefits of cleaner, healthier air within the working or living environment. Here too, our service network can provide all the necessary support.