How important is ventilation in your apartment

As the number of apartment complexes in the city see a steady rise, it is important for builders to be aware of all the factors that contribute to the comfort and safety of its residents. Having a well-ventilated apartment complex is paramount to healthy and safe living for a variety of reasons.
Fresh air – A well-ventilated apartment will allow for free air circulation, ensuring consistent supply of fresh air, which will help get rid of odors and other airborne contaminants.
Increased comfort – A well-ventilated apartment provides enhanced comfort to its residents in several ways – by getting rid of airborne contaminates, cooling the indoor space and making it less stuffy, and decreasing the number of particulates like dust, mold and pollen which can other trigger allergies or asthma.
Reduced moisture levels – Moisture in a residential apartment can cause several problems – mold and mildew growth, damage to floors, walls and the basic structure of the building. Moisture appears in buildings due to several everyday activities like cooking, cleaning, bathing etc. and it is necessary to get rid of it.
Before you purchase a house, get a good note of the design of the building to check for proper ventilation:
* Vent terminations or vent ducts installed in exterior walls
* Well sealed residential units for more effective ventilation
* Exhaust ventilation in kitchens and bathrooms. It is important that moisture content is eliminated or reduced in these rooms especially
* Balancing devices in the exhaust point can be installed to regulate the flow of exhaust air so that the room does not get over or under ventilated
* Energy efficient ventilation systems. Make sure Energy Star-certified fans are installed
Ventilation is a must in residential apartments and a well-ventilated apartment will also see lesser problems with respect to its residents or the building structure itself.