The Benefits of Good Indoor Air Quality
Posted on 9th June 2018 by FM Mechanical Ltd
The average human being inhales and exhales 11,000 litres of air on average every day. It’s what gives you oxygen to fuel your cells and therefore allows you to live a happy healthy life. However, air isn’t 100% oxygen, as this would be lethal – it’s actually around 20% oxygen. What also lurks in the air – especially in the inner city – is pollutants, such as micro-carbons and particulates. These airborne nasties are detrimental to health and mean that indoor air is often of better quality in the city.
To understand the benefits of high-quality indoor air, we’re going to spell them out here lickedy split.
What Does Good Air Quality Do For You?
Eliminate Air Impurities
As many people fail to realise, the quality of air inside buildings can be worse than outside without the presence of a good ventilation or air conditioning system. This is because air that isn’t circulating goes stale. In more technical terms, air that is not allowed to move and be exchanged with fresh air will have a build of airborne bacteria, moulds, fungi – and that’s before we get onto the larger particulates such as dust and pollen. Talking of which…
What your mum called the sniffles when you were knee-high to a grasshopper, is probably more likely to be a common allergy, such as hay fever or allergic rhinitis. This is a minor inflammation of the nasal cavity that can cause redness, itching and sneezing. They’re all innocent symptoms but combine them all for an entire day and you’ll be praying for a cure. Thankfully, one of the many benefits of a quality air conditioner is the effective ventilation of pollen, dust and spores which are the key causes of allergenic issues.
Ease Asthma Symptoms
According to Asthma UK, there are 5.4 million asthma suffers in the UK alone. This means 1 in 11 people. Most have mild symptoms but severe asthma can be debilitating and occasionally fatal. In 2016, 1,410 people died from asthma. Triggers for asthma include mould from damp air, pollution, dust mites, cigarette smoke and many others. A well-ventilated office or home will help alleviate asthma symptoms and make asthma attacks far less likely to happen.
When there are many individuals in an office space or home, there is likely to be an increase in humidity and therefore condensation. This is because of the respiratory action of many people at once will add moisture to the air via exhaled breath which will condense on cool surfaces such as windows and countertops. Yuk. To keep humidity at ideal levels for optimum hygiene, the easiest way is to invest in a quality air conditioning system which filters and cleanses the air before circulating it.
FM Mechanical Ltd supply and install air conditioning systems of all sizes and types, in buildings of all sizes and types, for customers of all sizes and types. Our fully qualified engineers provide a swift and safe installation and have the knowledge and experience to service and maintain AC units from all major brands. Contact us today to find out more.