We all know the importance of fresh air, but so often we take it for granted; especially within our homes. It will come as a surprise to many that the quality of air inside our homes can actually be worse than the air outside.
Indoor air pollution is caused by a variety of things, including cleaning products, cooking smoke and output from other fuel burning appliances, damp, mould, dust, and pet hair.
Poor air quality can contribute to health problems like headaches, dizziness, fatigue, and breathing problems. These have an even greater impact if you suffer from a respiratory disease such as asthma.
That’s why it’s so important to keep your home ventilated, a continuous stream of fresh air can improve the air quality in your home and create a healthier environment for yourself and your family.
In our latest blog post, we take a look at the importance of air quality in your home, the best ways to keep your home ventilated and the benefits of home ventilation systems.
Ways to Keep Your Home Ventilated
Keeping your home ventilated is the most effective way of improving the air quality in your home, but it’s not always practical to open a window, especially throughout the colder months.
Here are some of the best ways to improve air quality in your home:
Keep It Well Ventilated
One of the best ways to improve air quality in your home is to keep it well ventilated. This means opening windows and doors regularly to let fresh air in, and letting stale air out. It’s also important to keep rooms well aired, especially if they tend to be humid or steamy (such as kitchens and bathrooms).
Keep Smoke Outside
You can also help improve air quality by keeping your home smoke free. If you do smoke, make sure you do it outside, away from open windows and doors. Similarly, you should also be mindful that candles, incense burners and wood burners can release toxins into the air when burning.
Use the Fan Whilst Cooking
Whilst cooking, be sure to switch the fan on to remove any steam, fumes and other particles that are given off. If you do not have a fan above your stove, consider leaving the window open whilst cooking instead.
Be Mindful When Cleaning
When cleaning your home, opt for allergy-free or natural cleaning products where possible, or simply leave the windows open to air the house as you clean. These are less likely to release harmful chemicals into the air, which can worsen air quality.
Warm Up Your Home
Another way to improve air quality is to keep your home warm as cold homes are more prone to damp, which can lead mould growth. Mould is not only unsightly but releases spores into the air which can reduce air quality and exacerbate respiratory problems.
Similarly, removing draughts can also help improve air quality. If you have draughty windows or doors, invest in some draught excluders to help seal them off or consider upgrading to double glazing. You should also fix any leaks in your home, as these can allow damp air and mould spores into the property.
Upgrade to a Home Ventilation System
Finally, you may want to consider investing in a home ventilation system. These can help to filter the air and remove any harmful toxins or particles and are extremely effective at keeping the air quality in your home high.
Benefits of Home Ventilation Systems
There are many benefits to installing a home ventilation system, including:
- Improves air quality
- Reduces dampness
- Lowers humidity levels
- Low operating noise
- Reduces mould growth
- Reduces respiratory problems
- Easy to install
- Low maintenance
- Cost effective solution
A home ventilation system can also help to reduce your energy bills, as it will keep your home well ventilated meaning it will be much easier to heat. Furthermore, you won’t need to open a window or door during the colder months in order to ventilate your home properly.
Positive Input Ventilation from Nuaire
We recommend the Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) system for use in homes. This system is created by market leaders Nuaire and ventilates homes with a single system installed in the loft.
It uses advanced technology to take in fresh air from outside which is then filtered to remove harmful pathogens before being distributed back into the home.
As the fresh air circulates, it pressurises the home which in turn, expels excess moisture along with allergens and other pollutants, resulting in clean filtered air all year around.
Home Ventilation System Installation
At Bristol Air Conditioning, we are experts in the installation of home ventilation systems and modern air conditioning units.
If you want to improve the air quality within your home and are interested in how a home ventilation system could help, contact us today to arrange a free no obligation site survey.
Give us a call today on 0117 964 0078, email email@example.com or fill out the form below and one of our team will get back to you.