Interested in any feedback on a ventilation issue.. I have a small 3 room flat under my house that has no ceiling space into which could be fitted a ventilation system.. Looked at it quite hard when installing a system in the main house upstairs but was just too hard.. There's 2 bedrooms and a combined lounge kitchen dining..
The problem is that tenants NEVER open F#$%ing windows.. of which there are plenty.. including 2 large ranch-sliders.. and they cook and wash and every other bloody thing and them moan because the curtains get mouldy..
I am considering installing through-wall extractor fans in a couple of places.. and trying to wondering if they they should be set to just extract air.. or reverse the wiring fit a filter and blow fresh air in..
Will extracting air do anything for creating fresher air, and what happens if it just keeps extracting air with no windows or doors open.. a couple of my concerns are that if I am blowing fresh cold air in, they will cover the vents or turn the fans off.. when I asked the mum the other day why they don't open the doors or windows.. she said the kids told them it was too cold.. and when I was there that day.. house all completely closed up and kids walking around in shorts and t shirts.. while complaining it's cold if they open a window.. sheesh..
To add to the problem there is no way to externally vent the rangehood in the little kitchen area.. I have a reticulating type rangehood which has always worked fine if the carbon filter is changed regularly..
I am going to get a shower dome type thing for above the shower but there is already a window next to the shower which is fitted with security stays and could easily be left open all the time but never is..
I know it is challenging for the tenants. but I myself have lived in the flat at different times and I always managed to keep if fresh and not mouldy.. but do you think I can get tenants to do this.. OMG..
Any helpful comments appreciated.