The Air We Breathe
Poor indoor air quality, otherwise known as Indoor Air Pollution, is a build-up of harmful pollutants inside the home that can have a serious effect on health and wellbeing. As adults, we breathe 20,000 times a day getting through 10,000 litres of air in the process. More than ever, a great deal of our time is spent indoors, up to 90% in fact, and lack of adequate ventilation can cause indoor air to be 50x more polluted than outdoors. Good quality indoor air is essential to your family’s heath and wellbeing.
Indoor Air Pollution
The daily activities of life, from cooking and cleaning, to using air fresheners and beauty products, results in a wide array of pollutants being present in your home. Unless your living space has proper ventilation they remain trapped inside, and over time, they can have a serious impact on your health. Asthma, respiratory infections, lung disease and heart disease are just a few of the conditions that can be caused or worsened by long-term exposure. A typical family also produces 10 litres of moisture per day, which in a poorly ventilated home, has nowhere to go.
What is wellbeing?
The World Green Building Council (WGBC) has this to say about indoor air quality:
Studies suggest people spend 90% of their time indoors. Therefore, exposure to pollutants within the home and other indoor environments can be highly damaging to human health, and worsened in sealed or contained indoor environments with reduced air flow. MORE >
The answer is regular maintenance
The MVHR system forms the ‘lungs’ of your home, allowing it to breathe adequately, and when properly maintained, it prevents the problems above.
An annual service is recommended, to ensure that the system is always operating at peak performance, maintaining a healthy supply of clean, fresh air, with fewer pollutants, removing excess moisture and protecting your and your family’s health.