Ventilation calculator

Air Changes per Hour Calculator

ACH stands for air changes per hour and provides information on the hourly ratio of air exchanged within a room. Generally, ACH should vary between 4–30 depending on the type of room and its purpose. Higher ACH should be granted for:

  • closed spaces — garages, manufacturing halls
  • spaces with increased humidity — kitchens, bathrooms
  • gathering places — malls, conference rooms, classrooms
  • rooms storing temperature- and humidity-sensitive materials and products — storage houses, pharmacies
  • places of increased infection risks — hospitals, laboratories

Thus, the question of how to calculate air changes per hour is a practical matter in various settings.