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VENTILATION

This is the mechanism of allowing in fresh air in a room or space while getting rid of stale air.

Reasons for adequate ventilation

Objectives

By the end of the lesson, you should be able to:

  1. Define ventilation
  2. Discuss reasons for sufficient ventilation in a room

 

Dangers of poor ventilation when a room is poorly ventilated, the following may arise:

  1. Suffocation
  2. Drowsiness
  3. Fainting
  4. Discomfort
  5. Easy transmission of communicable diseases

 

Methods of ventilating a room

There are two main methods of ventilating a room.

These are:

  1. Natural ventilation
  2. Mechanical/ artificial ventilation

 

Natural Ventilation

  1. Windows
  2. Doors
  3. Vents
  4. Chimney
  5. Wind-driven fan

 

Mechanical/ Artificial Methods

These include different types of fans. Fuels in the Home A fuel is a material that is burnt to produce energy in form of heat, light and motion. The fuels include:- firewood, charcoal, paraffin, electricity, gas, biogas, solar among others.

 

See also:

SICK AT HOME

CONSUMER PROTECTION

MEAL PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT

CONSUMER AWARENESS

BODY MEASUREMENTS

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