Air quality and health

One of the least considered elements of general health is air quality. This is surprising, considering that breathing is the thing we do front the moment we enter the world to the moment we leave it!

Much of the time, the quality of air inside our homes is actually worse than the air outside.

There are many factors that can impede a house’s natural air quality, from aerosols to cigarette smoke and from moisture to an open fireplace.

We all know the horrible feeling of walking into a room that is full of stale, stuffy air. It can feel suffocating and normally the first thing we do is reach for the nearest window.

If you think there is a problem with the air quality in your home it is definitely worth working out what the source of the problem is. Your family will thank you for it.

Sometimes it is simply that the natural airflow of the house is not good enough. In these cases, you will have to pay special attention to opening windows at the right times of day to air out the house.

A number of air quality issues can arise from temperature related scenarios. For example, if there is excess humidity in your home, you might get moulds or unwanted insects.

Pay extra attention to an air conditioning unit if you have one. A number of respiratory problems can arise from having a poorly functioning air conditioner.

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