Sussex-based Vent-Axia, leading British ventilation manufacturer, is offering seven simple tips to help tackle indoor air pollution on Clean Air Day on Thursday 8 October 2020.
Clean Air Day is led by environmental charity Global Action Plan and aims to improve public understanding of air pollution, build awareness of how air pollution affects our health and explain the easy actions we can all take to tackle air pollution, helping protect the environment and our health.
This year sees Vent-Axia provide some easy to follow tips to improve indoor air quality (IAQ), as part of its ongoing commitment to sharing its knowledge of how ventilation can help protect public health.
This Clean Air Day good indoor air quality at home is more important than ever before since due to the pandemic we are all spending extra time in our homes.
COVID-19 has also highlighted the importance of ventilation and the air we breathe. With the average adult taking 23,000 breaths a day, it is vital to reduce indoor air pollution.
Vent-Axia is therefore offering seven simple tips to help tackle indoor air pollution and improve indoor air quality in the home:
Jenny Smith, Head of Marketing at Vent-Axia, commented: “We are pleased to support Clean Air Day as it continues to raise awareness of the importance of clean air.
“With Public Health England attributing between 28,000 and 36,000 deaths a year from long-term exposure to air pollution, it is the biggest environmental threat to health in the UK.
“Our simple tips will help improve air quality in the home and help ventilation run more efficiently. At Vent-Axia we are committed to improving indoor air quality and sharing our knowledge of how ventilation can help protect public health.”
Indoor air pollution has moved up the agenda in recent years with a raft of research highlighting the devastating health impacts of poor IAQ.
An incredible 65% of homes nationwide suffer from poor IAQ, as a result of inadequate ventilation. Poor air quality is proven to negatively impact on everyone’s health, increasing the risk of serious illnesses, such as heart disease, and making existing conditions, like respiratory disorders, worse.
In January 2020 the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published the guidance ‘Indoor Air Quality at Home’.
In it NICE confirmed the critical role ventilation plays in removing pollutants and improving IAQ in the home, helping people to stay healthy.
The guidance is even more key now with people spending an unprecedented amount of time in their homes during COVID-19 restrictions.
Confirming the vital role ventilation plays in removing potential pollutants and improving IAQ, the guidance advises people to ensure rooms are well ventilated by extractor fans, trickle vents, cooker hoods or by opening windows, especially when undertaking activities that lead to poor IAQ.
These activities include cooking, drying clothes inside, lighting open solid-fuel fires and candles, using cleaning products or solvents and paints, having showers and baths.
To help protect health in the home, Vent-Axia has been working hard to provide ventilation solutions to improve IAQ for households. For new build homes, Vent-Axia’s Sentinel Kinetic mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) system boasts an impressive 94% heat recovery.
A vital part of an MVHR system is its filters. Inside an MVHR unit, fresh incoming air passes through a filter to remove pollen, debris and products of pollution.
To ensure MVHR systems run efficiently and effectively Vent-Axia also offers ventilation servicing to maintain the systems and check and replace filters as needed.
For private refurbishments, the Vent-Axia PureAir Sense fan is equipped with a pioneering odour sensor that increases airflow when the air is poor, helping ensure a comfortable living environment.
Meanwhile, Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) units, the PoziDry Pro and PoziDry Compact Pro, are designed to improve indoor air quality and prevent moisture build-up within social housing properties, providing a highly effective solution to help landlords control condensation and mould as well as offering high levels of air filtration
For up-to-date ventilation guidance and further simple tips to tackle indoor air pollution visit: www.vent-axia.com/healthyhomes.
Seven Simple Tips for Clean Air Day
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