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Indoor air quality in the home

Indoor air quality in the home

22/06/2016

Most home owners don’t think about the quality of air in their home. While pollution from traffic and high pollen counts is often in the news, the fact that the air in your home can be just as bad for your health and wellbeing isn't as widely reported. Indoor air quality (IAQ) is defined as the absence of air pollutants which could affect the comfort or health of the building residents. Nowadays, we spend a lot of time insulating our homes - adding cavity wall insulation, double glazing and loft insulation to make them more energy-efficient and to save on our utility bills. 

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Tips to help reduce hay fever

Tips to help reduce hay fever

20/06/2016

It's that time of year again, when the weather’s gorgeous and you’d love to be out in it and having fun, but the wheezes and the sneezes and the irritation of hay fever hit, and can easily ruin your summer. EnviroVent gives their top tips to reduce hay fever effects for you this summer.

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What is hay fever?

What is hay fever?

08/06/2016

Hay fever is believed to affect over 10 million people in the UK and can be an annual visitor or afflict people for a shorter time. It is an allergy caused by pollen or dust which inflames the mucous membranes of the eyes and nose, causing a runny nose and watery eyes.

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How do you test for radon gas in the home

How do you test for radon gas in the home

30/05/2016

Exposure to radon gas can be harmful to respiratory health, but as the gas is odourless, you can't directly tell if it's present in your home. The only way to know if radon gas is making its way into your home through a building's materials or foundations is to do a test.

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Radon poisoning: What is it, and how can you reduce the risk?

Radon poisoning: What is it, and how can you reduce the risk?

23/05/2016

Radon poisoning is the cause of more than 1,000 deaths in the UK each year, yet many people do not know what radon is, or how radon poisoning occurs. Find out all, and how to reduce the risks.

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Correct ducting could be key to more effective ventilation systems

Correct ducting could be key to more effective ventilation systems

17/05/2016

As every installer should know, high quality ducting is essential to the effective running of a ventilation system and there are a number of important considerations to take into account. When ducting is selected and installed correctly, it can improve and prolong the efficiency of the whole system, leading to long term low maintenance.

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Radon shouldn't be ignored

Radon shouldn't be ignored

16/05/2016

Worried about radon gas levels in your home? Read on to find out some of the simple ways you can reduce your radon exposure.

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What is Radon Gas

What is Radon Gas

02/05/2016

Ever wondered what Radon Gas is, where it comes from and what risk it has to you and your families health? EnviroVent has created a quick overview to help explain what you can do to help reduce radon in the home.

 

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10 easy tips to improve the air quality in your home

10 easy tips to improve the air quality in your home

25/04/2016

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?

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What are VOCs? (volatile organic compounds)

What are VOCs? (volatile organic compounds)

18/04/2016

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.

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