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14 Dec 2020

Is bach ventilation on your to-do-list?

Does your bach or holiday house greet you with a waft of stale air and mouldy smells when you open the door? Weeks, sometimes months, of no fresh air makes any holiday home a bit whiffy. Rushing about flinging open every window and door begins to clear the air, but it can take a few days for that distinctive ‘closed-up house’ smell to go away.

Empty houses smell stale because there’s little or no air circulation. The longer the house remains closed up, the more noticeable and permanent the smell will become. And the situation is made worse by old carpets, curtains and furniture. Things get even smellier if you left in a bit of a hurry last time you stayed at your bach and didn’t have time for a really thorough clean.

Bach ventilation made easy

For weathertightness and security reasons, you can’t leave windows open at your bach, even slightly. So what can you do to ensure your bolthole at the beach, mountain or lake smells sweet when you arrive?

The answer is an automated ventilation system like Unovent’s Xgen. A Unovent system brings fresh, filtered air from the roof space into rooms below. This action pushes stale, damp air out through gaps under doors or around windows, and through bathroom and kitchen fan systems. So the air in your holiday home is continually being changed. After you’ve battled your way through traffic jams and busy highways, your holiday home will greet you with open arms and fresh breath. Nice!

Similarly if you are renting your holiday home out on a regular basis, you will be much more likely to get that five star review if your customer doesn’t have to start their visit by airing out the house after it’s been left empty.

And with running costs of less than $1 month for a 4 unit system you won’t even notice the increase on your electricity bill.

Is your holiday home suited for a Unovent ventilation system?

As long as your bach or holiday home has a roof space, it is very likely that a Unovent system will be suitable. You can have Unovent installed for all the main rooms in your holiday home or you can choose to ventilate just a couple of the rooms to start with. It’s easy to add extra rooms to the Unovent system as finances allow.

See how Unovent works.

Ventilation for your bach makes heating cheaper in winter

If you use your holiday home in colder months, the Unovent ventilation prevents a build-up of moisture inside the dwelling. Drier air means less chance of mould and mildew, and it also means more energy-efficient heating. So there will be no stale smell in the house and rooms will be easier to heat, which means you’ll probably use your bach or chalet more.

Not all ventilation systems are created equal

Don’t be sucked into buying just any home ventilation system for your holiday home. Instead, focus on buying the smartest. The Unovent system is fully automated, and controlled by advanced technology captured in the Unobrain® . This device decides if the air in the roof space is suitable for circulation in to your house, and if it is too cold, too hot or too humid, it will automatically shut the system off and turn it back on again when the air quality has improved. If you’re going to invest in ventilation for your bach, crib or mountain chalet, you’ll get a better result with an intelligent system.

Talk to Unovent about how to ventilate your holiday home

It costs nothing to talk to our team about installing a Unovent ventilation system in your bach or holiday home. For a no-obligation assessment and quotation, call 0800 UNOVENT (0800 866 836) or email

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