Indoor Air Quality: Health and Comfort
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) poor indoor air quality is among the top global environmental health risks.
Home Air pollution can have a big effect on your family’s health.
Unhealthy homes can not only harm adults, also children are especially vulnerable to environmental health hazards, they breathe more per pound of body weight than adults. A result of poor indoor air quality for your children can not only be all the below mentioned points but also learning and behavior difficulties and reduced academic achievement.
A constant supply of fresh air in the indoor spaces in which we spend about 90% of our time is vital to our health. Zehnder Comfosystems comfort ventilation systems provide an assurance that an equal amount of stale is being replaced by filtered air 24/7.
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RESULTS OF UNHEALTHY HOMES: Number of Potential Health Issues
|Respiratory Complications:||Emotional / cognitive changes:|
|3 More exposure to asthma triggers||Feeling lethargic, tired, depressed|
|breathing problems||Mental fogginess|
|Irritation of the mucous membranes||Sleepiness|
|And more||Frequent headaches|
|Sanitary issues:||Other physical issues:|
|More pollen and dust||effects on attendance and performance, lower productivity|
|Higher risk of sick days||skin rash|
|May visit physicians more frequently||Chronis illness|
|More medication use||sneezing|
|Miss school or work more often||eyes are itchy, red, and watery and itchy skin|
Ventilation is one of the most important considerations for good indoor air quality.
A high quality ventilation system such as an ERV or HRV from Zehnder America can help to ensure that air quality is optimized by continuously removing stale indoor air and replacing it with fresh air from outdoors.
The ERV or HRV balanced ventilation systems from Zehnder have a lot of advantages versus an exhaust only solution. By creating negative pressure, exhaust fans are replenishing the air by sucking in uncontrollably unfiltered, often humid and unconditioned air from the outside.
Benefits from good indoor air quality.
- Feel happier
- Better sleep quality
- Higher concentration and productivity
- Optimum oxygen supply and draft-free air promote well-being
- Better Breathing
- Reduction of allergy symptoms
- Reduction of respiratory disorders
- CO2 content below max. 1000ppm
Fresh air promotes well-being, healthy sleep, concentration and productivity. Draft-free air helps to prevent colds and is good for your health. Thanks to optional filters (High-efficiency particulate arrestance [HEPA} F7 / MERV13 or G4 / MERV7-8 filters), which capture fine dust and pollen, even allergy sufferers can breathe easily. An enthalpy heat exchanger for moisture recovery can prevent the air from getting too dry in winter.