Outdoor air pollution certainly poses a concern, but have you ever thought about how safe the air is inside your home?
When we think about air pollution images of bumper-to-bumper traffic or smoke rising from industrial smokestacks spring to mind first. Outdoor air pollution certainly poses a concern, but have you ever thought about how safe the air is inside your home? It might be easy to forget that the quality of the air you breathe at home may be just as important. 90% of our time is spend indoors at home, work, school, or when we go to shops or restaurants.
The harsh truth is indoor air pollution can be 3.5 times worse than outdoor air pollution! Modern-day homes don’t offer much ventilation; while this is great for keeping homes toasty and warm, it means air can’t flow in and out as it should. The great news is that there are lots of easy things you can do to boost the fresh air flowing into your home and reduce pollutants. Here are our top tips.
This may be the last thing you want to do when it’s cold and miserable outside, but opening your doors and windows, even for just five minutes, can keep the air circulating. Keeping the air flowing in winter can also reduce humidity in your home, which is a contributing factor to dampness and mould.
House plants don’t just look lovely and add a pop of green to the room, but they can also help clean the air in your home too. A study by the University of Birmingham and the Royal Horticultural Society showed that plants can reduce nitrogen dioxide in a room by as much as 20 per cent. The peace lily and spider plant look fantastic and are easy to look after too!
Nobody likes doing chores around the home but running the vacuum cleaner around your house can pick up dust and pollutants in your carpets. If you have wood or laminate flooring, use a damp cloth to collect any dust and debris.
An air purifier will remove contaminants from your home and clean the air. If you choose to get an air purifier, buy one that is the right size and fit for your room and complements your needs. For example, do you have allergies, or own pets? This will help you choose the purifier that’s perfect for you.
A variety of factors can impact the air quality in your home, and they can contribute to a range of health effects. While the simple steps you've learned can certainly make a difference, the most effective and comprehensive solution for maintaining excellent indoor air quality is the installation of a high-quality ventilation system.
At Zehnder Group, we specialize in providing ventilation systems that are specifically designed to keep homes healthy and safe. Discover more about our product range today and understand how integrating a Zehnder ventilation system can be the best step towards ensuring that your living space enjoys optimal air quality. Our technology guarantees a continuous flow of fresh, clean air, enabling you and your family to breathe in a healthier and more comfortable environment. Take the crucial step towards creating an environment that promotes well-being by exploring our Zehnder ventilation systems.