Tips to improve indoor air pollution
Spring and Summer seasons can trigger the onset of many allergies due to pollen in the air, but there is growing evidence, and a deeper understanding, of how air pollution in general can be detrimental to the health of the nation. The very young and elderly are particularly vulnerable.
Pollution is most obvious in large cities, along busy roads and in industrial areas but there are also many sources of pollutants that we bring into our own home. Smoking, faulty boilers, chemicals that are given off by new furniture, perfumes, air fresheners and candles, paints and cleaning products (all commonly known as VOCs), dust mites that live in our beds, mould spores, and dander from family pets can all trigger allergic reactions. According to Clean Air Day only 36% of adults are aware of the effects of indoor air pollution on their health, whilst 85% of UK adults know the ill-effects of outdoor pollution. Indoor air quality can be as much as five times more polluted than being outdoors.
Here are some simple steps you can take, and products to invest in, to improve the air around you:
Thoroughly clean your house from top to bottom on a regular basis to remove and reduce dust mites. If you are using various cleaning products, open windows and make sure your home is well ventilated. It’s worth helping the environment by switching your go-to cleaning products with fragrance-free, naturally-scented, eco-friendly products and avoiding the use of aerosols.
Ensure the bathroom and kitchen have good ventilation to remove excess moisture to avoid damp and mould. Using a dehumidifier, such as the DD8L Zambezi to reduce damp will also reduce the likelihood of mould spores and dust mites.
Clean the air
Actioning all the above steps, together with using an air purifier, will provide a more effective way of reducing and removing air borne particles, dust, humidity and other gases.
Choosing a Meaco air purifier can really improve your quality of life. The MeacoClean range offers a bespoke air purification experience to suit the allergy and room size, so improving the air quality in a home by selecting the right product to suit the personal needs. According to Meaco’s research most people fail to buy the correct air purifier as they do not match the allergy to the filter required, or they buy an air purifier that is too small for their room so it cannot clean the air efficiently.
The MeacoClean comes in two sizes. The larger MeacoClean CA-HEPA 119×5 has one of the highest CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate) scores in Europe and is suitable for rooms from 74 to 198m³ depending on how severe the allergy is, while the smaller MeacoClean CA-HEPA 47X5 works in rooms between 29 and 78m³. The more often the air from a room goes through the air purifier each hour, the cleaner the air will become.
You should be able to divide a room size into the air purifiers air flow at least three times. This will mean that the air in the room is being cleaned three times an hour. If the allergy is bad go for 5 times an hour and if the condition is severe then use a factor of 7.
MeacoClean CA-HEPA 47×5 and the MeacoClean CA-HEPA 119×5, have been awarded the Seal of Approval by Allergy UK