Clearing the air for a better home and living experience

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  • Friday, 20 Sep 2019

Proper ventilation for your home reduces the risk of contaminants and allergens, among others.

It goes without saying that air is of the utmost importance for all living things in this planet, as we can only last for three minutes without it.

What is equally as important – and often overlooked - is good ventilation to create conducive air flow; therefore creating good chi or energy around us. Proper ventilation ensures the safety and comfort of your home.

Without it, you are at risk of having contaminants, allergens, harmful volatile organic compounds (VOC) and other air pollutants, affecting the health of not just you, but also your loved ones.

Over the years, layout and design changes in both landed and high-rise residential units have raised several pressing issues, highlighting the need to improve the ventilation system, especially in multi-unit residential buildings.

It is increasingly common for high-rise unit owners to experience poor indoor air quality and bad odour in their homes.

Looking at these issues from the urban perspective and the trend towards increasing the density of property layouts, addressing and working towards good ventilation is now crucial to ensure quality of life.

You can create a defence system for your home by installing exhaust fans, which are handy in small and humid indoor spaces such as bathrooms and kitchenettes, as they help to expel unwanted warm air, odour and moisture from within a room. They also play a role in circulating the air in a room for better ventilation.

Undoubtedly, one of the first brands for exhaust fans to come into homeowners’ minds is KDK, thanks to its quality, convenience and durability.

Experts at KDK say that the act of merely opening up windows to improve ventilation is not entirely effective or definitive, as it relies heavily on environmental conditions.

Ventilation fans are necessary to remove excess moisture from bathroom and kitchen, which can prevent the formation of mould, therefore creating a healthier environment. It can also aid in avoiding issues arising from the rust and rot of materials, which could destroy the structural integrity of your home.

Moreover, among the deciding factors in any home purchase are the kitchen and bathroom, which demonstrates the importance of keeping these parts of your home hygienic to guarantee your family’s health.

The layout of residential units restricts the installation of exhaust fans, as it is often placed between two bedrooms and overdoing it might cause a lack of quality air in your home. On the other hand, failure to install them will cause bad ventilation, resulting in mould and foul smells that could spread across a room and to other parts of your unit as well.

According to KDK experts, the installation of exhaust fans in both the kitchen and bathroom is absolutely a necessity. It is because these spaces, with the latest layout and designs, commonly have very few windows, and are in dire need of aid to create improved ventilation. Depending on the size of the space, one or more exhaust fans could be needed.

While it might be worrying for you to decide on the right exhaust fans to fix in your home, KDK experts give assurance that they can provide the accurate solution to meet your needs.

Choosing the right exhaust fan

Experts at KDK say that space is the most important factor in choosing and installing exhaust fans, so you will need to reserve a suitable space for installation.

“Whether you are looking at a ceiling-mounted, wall-mounted, or glass-mounted exhaust fan, you’ll need to make sure there is enough space - plus a bit of breathing room around the mounting point - on your chosen surface,” say the KDK experts.

Space needed for exhaust fans installation is dependant on the size of the exhaust fan, but the space carved out should be equivalent to the height and width of the appliance, so it may fit and sit properly.

You can use the Ventilator Fan Selector at this link to get the right advice from experts to make the best decisions.

KDK wall-mounted ventilating fan

Install the right KDK ventilation fan that suits your home.
Install the right KDK ventilation fan that suits your home.

There are several models of the KDK wall-mounted ventilating fan available for you, with sizes ranging from 15cm to 30cm.

Experts say these fans are best suited to be installed in the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. These ventilating fans keep air circulating in rooms, exhaust contaminated air and remove offensive odours. With appropriate ventilation through these fans, there will be an adequate airflow, which will remove stale air and unwanted moisture and humidity in the house.

These fans are well-designed to facilitate its installation, where complete set-up of the fan only requires four steps to finish assembly of the supplied accessories.

KDK glass-mounted ventilating fan

This ventilating fan can be installed directly into glass windows.
This ventilating fan can be installed directly into glass windows.

The KDK glass-mounted ventilating fans is offered in two models, with sizes of 15 cm and 20cm.

The best thing about this type of ventilating fan is that it can be installed directly into glass windows, so that homeowners do not have to allocate a space on their walls to enjoy good ventilation.

KDK experts say that the KDK glass-mounted ventilating fans are excellent for use in bathrooms to dissipate pollutants out of your home, before they can spread throughout the rooms.

KDK ceiling-mounted propeller

This ceiling-mounted propeller fan is good for families who have a praying altar at home.
This ceiling-mounted propeller fan is good for families who have a praying altar at home.

Asfor the KDK ceiling-mounted propeller, KDK experts say that these are suitable for residential use as the Q-blade design provides a perfect balance and quiet operation, ensuring your peace and comfort at home.

There are three models of this type of ventilating fans, with sizes ranging from 15cm to 25cm.

“For those who have a praying altar and use incense frequently, it is advisable to install a ceiling-mounted propeller to provide good air ventilation and to prevent choking on the incense,” the experts say.

KDK ceiling-mount Sirocco Type

With an effective ventilation system, your family can live in a healthy and comfortable environment.
With an effective ventilation system, your family can live in a healthy and comfortable environment.

Similar to the ceiling mounted propeller type, the KDK ceiling-mount Sirocco exhaust fans are also installed on the ceiling, but are connected with ducting systems.

This is especially ideal for home sections with a fully-sealed ceiling, or where the wall is not directly connected outdoors For example, a guest toilet situated in the middle of the house, is the perfect candidate for the installation of such fans.

With an effective ventilation system, contaminated air can be removed, while clean air can be drawn in to provide a healthy and comfortable environment. Your home can benefit from a good ventilation system in terms of controlling air exchange and deodorisation, maintaining the level of humidity, removing pollutants and providing effective air circulation.

There is no one better than KDK to provide the right solutions for your home, as they have the most practical exhaust fans with different designs to cater to your various needs.

For more information, visit, or any of KDK’s authorised dealers near you.

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