EnviroVent Advises Households To Check Indoor Air Quality
The air in our homes can be more polluted than the air outdoor so it is important to check the indoor air and take measures to improve it.
May 04, 2016
We’ve all done it. If it’s cold, if your neighbour’s doing some noisy DIY, or there’s a funny smell in the air, you shut your windows. Keep that nice, clean air in your house, and the nasties of the outside world away from your home. The problem with that is that with the super efficient double glazing and doors we have these days, you’re trapping all manner of things inside your house, turning it into a sealed box of potentially harmful elements. What can you do to keep your home’s air quality as good as it can be, even with the windows shut?
Apr 24, 2016
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are compounds that easily become vapours or gases. VOCs are released from burning fuel such as gasoline, wood, coal, or natural gas. They are also released from many consumer products: Cigarettes. Solvents. If you have asthma or another respiratory condition, young children, or an elderly person in the house, you should find out about Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). These are the groups of people who are potentially susceptible to the effects of VOCs in the home.
Apr 18, 2016
More than 15 million homes are affected by Toxic Building Syndrome in the UK alone, so what is it, how does it affect you and what can you do about it? Essentially Toxic Building Syndrome is where the air quality in your home or office is so bad that it can affect the health of those inside. You see you might think you’re breathing clean air, but in fact the air inside your home can have more than 900 harmful chemicals and organisms in it, which you simply cannot see. Everything from carbon monoxide to mould spores can form part of TBS and they all have their own, hugely detrimental, effects on your health.
Apr 11, 2016
Up to 35% of all people throughout the world experience allergies at some point in their life, and this number is on the increase. At first, allergies only seemed to be increasing in developed countries such as the UK and USA but as more and more countries around the world become more industrially developed, they too are seeing an increase in the rate of allergies.
Apr 04, 2016
If you are building your own home then you almost certainly want the most cost-effective, future-proofed and damp-proofed home possible. One way to achieve this is by designing your build around an EnviroVent whole house heat recovery system that will enable you to go for a more insulated house, with fewer vents.
Mar 28, 2016
It is important to be able to tell the difference between damp and condensation, whilst damp can be caused by condensation it can also be caused by rainwater seeping in, a problem with plumbing or an issue with drainage. Easily confused, rising damp and condensation are both things which you might find in your home. However, while one can be relatively easily remedied before too much harm is caused, the other will need more time and investment to banish it from your home.
Mar 21, 2016
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