03/26/2020 – Never as in this period, we are living most of the time indoors and indoors. This leads many to wonder if the air you breathe in the house is really healthy.
In addition to urban pollution, in fact, there is also domestic pollution. For example, environments where there is no adequate air exchange are humid and can lead to the onset of harmful mold for health, especially for the respiratory tract.
Added to this is the domestic pollution caused by chemicals used for cleaning at home that give off toxic fumes, or ai building materials which can release unhealthy substances into the rooms over time. To all this are added the normals daily activities like cooking, dry clothes inside, etc.
Consequently it is legitimate to ask oneself if it can breathe deeply in your own home without health risks.
How to improve indoor air quality on a daily basis
To improve the quality of the air in the home it can be useful allow as much daylight as possible and open the windows of the house several times a day to ventilate the closed spaces. According to some studies it is fundamental air the house three or four times a day for at least 10 minutes, keeping several windows open at the same time and changing the air in the bedroom before going to sleep and in the morning.
In addition, the use of products containing toxic or open the windows when using and regularly cleaning carpets, rugs and upholstered furniture which are the ideal environment for mites and bacteria.
We must pay attention to this aspect since the air we breathe is as important as the food we eat or the water we drink and it can affect, negatively or positively, mood, sleep and performance.
How to improve air quality in the design phase
Since architecture responds to the needs of man, who in this historical period lives more inside, it is necessary to rethink contemporary artifacts.
A great responsibility is entrusted to the designers that, in the design of work environments, homes, schools, recreational spaces, etc., they must find the best way to promote indoor air quality, for example through the insertion of air purifiers.
Buildings designed in this way can offer high energy performance which will be the key to meeting the environmental challenges of our future.
To improve indoor air quality, you can opt for air purifiers that are able to eliminate pollutants, allergens and bad odors from the home air. All this helps to create a healthier home environment.
An example is PURE COOL ME by Dyson, fan purifier designed to be placed within your personal space that allows effective purification thanks to an exclusive HEPA filter that captures 99.95% of ultrafine particles, such as pollen, mold spores and bacteria, while active carbons absorb and trap domestic gases, odors and fumes, such as VOCs. The filter captures even the smallest particles down to 0.1 microns.
Among the purifiers that also function as humidifiers there is URURU MCK75J of DAIKIN Air Conditioning which humidifies the air, eliminating the problems related to air dryness. It is sufficient to fill, if necessary, the 4l tank and the purifier will humidify the room to a maximum capacity of 600 ml / h.
There is also AURA DI by OLIMPIA SPLENDID which has 5 stages of filtration (prefilter, HEPA, activated carbon plus UV germicidal lamp and ionizer) and is able to retain particles up to 2.5 microns.
For the purification of the cabinets you can opt for AIRCUB of Molteni & C., an IOT device easily managed from your smartphone with a dedicated APP. The air purification and perfume system acts with an ionization and ozonation process, and eliminates up to 95% of agents harmful to health, while spreading delicate fragrances.
If you want to eliminate cooking odors and sanitize the kitchen you can opt for BELLARIA by Falmec, an air purifier with room lamp with integrated LED light. The air sanitization process is visualized by a leaf-shaped indicator light, whose color change from yellow to green testifies to the progressive improvement of environmental conditions.
Another device for the kitchen is offered by SNAP by Elica which thanks to the presence of three sensors and a sophisticated algorithm, is a suction system that automatically monitors and improves the air quality, reducing the presence of pollutants, odors, and excess vapors in closed environments in just 30 minutes.
Among the 'portable' devices there is ASTRO of Tubes Radiatori in which the air purification takes place thanks to a filter category F7 with the addition of activated carbon. The filter sanitizes the air (with an efficiency of 85% -95% for particles up to 1 micron), purifying the environment almost totally, for example from pollen, bacteria, mold and spores. The activated carbon added to the filter, on the other hand, acts as an odor capture with an efficiency of 98% and eliminates everything that could affect the pleasantness of the air.
JONIX CUBE of TECNOVA GROUP® it is an air purification device based on cold plasma ionization technology. By generating ions, molecules normally found in nature, Jonix is able to neutralize up to 99% of viruses, bacteria, molds, organic compounds (VOC) and odors.
To purify the air, you can also opt for a forced mechanical ventilation system such as INSIDE by Alpac which, in addition to ensuring the constant ventilation of the premises even with the window closed, reduces the penetration of pollen and polluting substances making the environments healthier.
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Among the air filtration devices there is AIR’SUITE® FILTER by IRSAP, a patented antibacterial filtration system that guarantees air quality at the highest levels, consequently obtaining a drastic reduction of respiratory diseases such as asthma, bronchitis, rhinitis and allergies as well as eye irritation and headache.
Among the sanitizing devices for wardrobes, there is LEMA AIR CLEANING SYSTEM which, thanks to the interaction of a nanotechnology with a special UV lamp, generates a photochemical reaction that allows to destroy polluting substances, bacteria and molds with a natural active principle, thus purifying the interior of the cabinet and reducing up to 90% the bad smells present on clothes and shoes that are stored there.
For correct air circulation even without opening the windows there is INCOAIR by IN.CO.VAR. which helps to have clean, sanitized and thermoregulated air. In addition, it contributes to energy saving: in fact in the warm months it helps to limit the use of the air conditioner because during the night it releases fresh air into the environment, while in cold weather it renews the air without having to open the windows, thus avoiding unnecessary heat dispersion .
Among the portable solutions there is VORTRONIC 200 T by Vortice with granular activated carbon filter and ionizing electrodes selectable by a special switch.
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