Improving Indoor Air Quality
26 oct 2017
Indoor air quality can be affected by so many different things. We’re here to help you maintain the healthiest air possible in your home with these indoor air quality considerations.
Australians are spending more time indoors, and that’s why the healthiness of the air we breathe inside our homes and offices is so important. Exposure to poor air quality can be detrimental to our health and wellbeing, and can contribute to a variety of illnesses, allergies and breathing problems.
Indoor air quality can be affected by many different factors, including building materials, construction finishes, furniture, fabrics, moisture, inadequate ventilation, and the list goes on.
As well as these contributors, the things we interact with in our day-to-day lives can also have a large impact on air quality, such as household cleaners, equipment that sets off emissions, allergens and dust we bring in from the outdoors on our clothes, or even on our pets.
Maintain a better indoor environment that’s comfortable, clean and enjoyable all year-round by considering these indoor air quality factors.
Home design and construction
The materials, finishes, and furnishings we use in our homes can have a big impact on indoor air quality. By opting for environmentally-friendly building materials, you can minimise the level of pollutants that are in the air during construction, and ultimately in your finished home. For example, ceramic and other hard-surface flooring options are the most hygienic because they don’t trap dust and mites. Solid construction prevents moisture, while well-insulated walls provide much-needed thermal qualities to the home. It’s also important to eliminate damp and cold spots in the home to prevent the growth of mould which can cause allergies.
A home that is well ventilated means better movement of air through your home, that reduces the chance of condensation and moisture, and therefore reduces the chance of growing allergy-inducing mould. Bathrooms and kitchens are rooms in the home that generally require mechanical ventilation, like fans, to remove moisture and smells, while bedrooms and living spaces benefit from air conditioners to circulate the air. It’s also important to give your home a much needed breath of fresh air whenever you can. So open those window and doors and air your home out. Just make sure to do this when pollen counts are lowest, like in the late afternoon and early evening.
Heating and cooling systems
The heating and cooling systems we use in our homes should be clean and energy efficient if we want to maintain the highest indoor air quality and comfort. The right air conditioning should keep you comfortable and your air fresh no matter what the weather is up to outside. Investing in air conditioning with intelligent climate control will reduce the effects temperature has on you and your family when you’re at home, and also clean the air that circulates through it. So, think of air conditioning as an investment in your family’s health.
Panasonic air conditioners lead the way in innovation and quality, so have your home assessed by the experts to find the best air conditioning and climate control solution. It’s guaranteed to improve the indoor air quality in your home.
For more information, get in touch with the Panasonic Specialist Air Network and let them help you find the right solution for your home and family.