Strategies to improve Indoor Air Quality
Typical pollutants that contribute to poor indoor air quality include microscopic dust and dirt particles, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and sulphur dioxide. Generated through cooking, cleaning and building materials it is impossible to eradicate these at source, however effective ventilation can mitigate the effects.
Air filtration is essential, especially if the outside air is not very good. Air filters come in many varieties and are used for many different purposes. The higher the rating on a filter, the more particles and contaminants the filter will capture.
Although often overlooked as part of IAQ, maintaining temperature for a home is probably the most important benefit of Unico. The main goal is to keep the temperature at a constant value whilst minimising temperature fluctuations.
Odour control is an important part of IAQ, especially for homeowners. For things such as smoke or cooking oils, they are generally captured by normal air filtration, especially using the higher rated filters.
Humidity is one of those areas that is often overlooked when it comes to specifying a heating and cooling system, however, it plays a huge part in improving air quality, comfort and maintaining the health of a home. Removing humidity prevents the formation of damp and mould, major producers of air-bound toxins.
Disinfection is the process of killing pathogens and destroying viruses. There is only one technology that can accomplish this while the occupants are in the room, UV light. UV light is not new to the UK market and is used extensively in hospitals, restaurants and nursing homes. Protecting people and often the most venerable in society. It is also a great benefit for those who suffer with allergies, asthma and other breathing related conditions.