: Waiting for next track...

: Waiting for next track...

How clean is your air?

Family enjoy time together in there home

Published at 2:27pm 6th June 2019. (Updated at 7:53am 7th June 2019)

EnviroVent Promoted by
EnviroVent

EnviroVent, one of the UK’s leading ventilation manufacturers, is marking Clean Air Day (20th June) by recommending that householders have their home’s indoor air quality tested.

  • Celebrate clean air day with Stray FM and Envirovent.

  • Top tips on how to make the air cleaner in your home.

  • Get top advice on how you can improve air quality.

Householders are often not aware that the health problems they are suffering, ranging from asthma, through to sore throats, bronchitis, skin rashes and irritation, allergies, red eyes, headaches, runny nose and nasal congestion – are as a direct result of the toxins in their indoor air.  Long term exposure to toxins in the home has even been linked to diabetes, dementia, tachycardia and an increased risk of cancers.

Rebecca McLean, Marketing and Product Director, at EnviroVent, said: “Homes with poor indoor air quality can be breeding grounds for mould, which can worsen asthma and other respiratory conditions.  Research has shown that indoor air can be many times more toxic than the air outside.  Having a professional air quality survey can identify if a home has a problem with indoor air quality and action can be taken to put this right.”

EnviroVent, one of the UK’s leading ventilation manufacturers, has linked up with social enterprise Airtopia, the indoor air testing specialists, to offer quick and easy Home Health checks.

The Home Health Check will test for the following:

  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) – the test reveals the overall levels of airborne chemicals, breaking them down into 16 individual contaminants with results and recommendations for each of them.
  • Temperature, moisture & humidity – it tests the amount of water vapour in the air, which contributes to condensation, alongside levels of thermal comfort around the home.
  • Carbon Dioxide – a gas naturally found in the atmosphere but is undesirable at higher levels.
  • Formaldehyde – a colourless pungent gas used in building materials and many household products.
  • Microbial Volatile Organic Compounds – which actively grow mould.

The householder then receives a detailed report on the air quality in their home, alongside advice, support and details of recommended solutions.  Making use of the various recommendations given, the property owner can improve their home’s indoor air quality and potentially their family’s health too.

Here are EnviroVent’s tips on improving indoor air quality in the home.

  1. Reduce the use of VOCs

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are found in many everyday household products, including cleaning fluids, deodorant sprays and even scented candles. When airborne, these can be harmful to our health. Reducing the use of these items and sourcing cleaning agents which are environmentally-friendly can help to lower the levels of VOCs found in your home.

  1. Ensure your home is properly ventilated

One way of reducing air pollution in the home is to install an adequate ventilation system, like Positive Input Ventilation (PIV). A PIV system works by delivering clean fresh, filtered air into the home from a central position. The unit gently ventilates the property and dilutes high levels of humidity so that condensation and mould cannot form, whilst also reducing the level of harmful household contaminants, thus creating a healthy all-year-round living environment. Bathrooms and kitchens are usually the rooms which have the highest moisture content, which could be the cause of many of the issues in the home.

  1. Brush pets outside

Similar to dandruff, pet dander is the dead skin cells which animals naturally shed from their bodies. The flakes of skin are known as ‘triggers’ which can cause some people an allergic reaction. Brushing pets outside will reduce the levels of dander released into the air.

  1. Clean carpets regularly

Carpets are known for being a haven for dirt, dust mites, hair and fungus, which may potentially aggravate breathing-related conditions, such as asthma and bronchial attacks, as well as eczema. It’s worth considering changing to tiles or laminate, however, if you do want to stick with carpet, then it’s important to make sure it is cleaned regularly.

  1. Test the air quality in your home

There is a wide range of health-related conditions that can arise from exposure to poor indoor air quality. If you are experiencing this, then having your home’s indoor air quality tested could be the start of solving the problem and improving your health.

EnviroVent & Airtopia’s Home Health Check, including detailed laboratory tests and a bespoke report, costs £299.  To book a Home Health Check for your home call 0345 2727807 or visit envirovent.com/healthcheck.

Clean Air Day is coordinated by Global Action Plan and aims to improve public understanding of air pollution, both indoors and outdoors and build awareness of how air pollution affects their health. For more information about the initiative or to find out how to get involved, visit www.cleanairday.org.uk. 

To book a free ventilation survey or for further advice visit www.envirovent.com or call 0345 27 27 807 to speak to a ventilation specialist in your local area.

Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Stray FM

Older article

Welcome to Yorkshire’s canal garden cruises to gold

Home & Garden: It's been recognised at this year's Chelsea Flower Show

Top articles

Special ceremony for veterans in Skipton

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: A parade and flag raising service to take place.

Sir Nick Clegg: 'Absolutely no evidence' that Russia influenced Brexit result via Facebook

National: There is "absolutely no evidence" that Russia influenced the Brexit result by using Facebook, Sir Nick Clegg has said.

Israel Folau: GoFundMe takes down crowdfunding page set up by sacked rugby star

World: An online fundraising page for former Wallabies full-back Israel Folau has been taken down.

How to use nature to clean your home

Lifestyle: Save the planet with this eco-friendly cleaning course.

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan LIVE!

Sport: Live text commentary from the clash between Bangladesh and Afghanistan at The Ageas Bowl. Watch live on Sky Sports Cricket World Cup.

Heartbeat actor William Simons, who played PC Alf Ventress, dies aged 79

Showbiz: Heartbeat actor William Simons,  who played the role of PC Alf Ventress in the hit TV police drama for nearly two decades, has died aged 79.

WATCH: 43 Minutes of Queen in the 70s

70s: The band's team have put together highlights of the their early career including some iconic performances.

Showing us the way to go!

70s On This Day: The Jacksons were at it again on this day

You're being asked to Bake for Heroes

Charity Hub: TV chef is encouraging you join in!

Top Party Dresses for the Festive Season

Christmas: Local Blogger, the Harrogate Girl, picks the best frocks, gowns and outfits for the big Christmas parties of 2017.

"It's a fantastic place": Harrogate cancer centre celebrates major milestone

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: The Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre at Harrogate District Hospital is marking its five year anniversary.

Delve into deliciousness at Mother Shiptons Inn

Test pages: We sent Stray FM's James Stanley to try out the new menu at Mother Shipton's Inn Knaresborough.

Tour de Yorkshire host venues confirmed

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: There'll be no re-run of this year's memorable Tour de France stage finish in Harrogate.

Which roads are closed in Harrogate Town Centre?

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Following this morning's fire, here's an update on the travel situation

North Yorkshire districts among best places to live in UK

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Three parts of North Yorkshire have been named in the top ten places to live in the UK.

Beth Parsons leaves Stray FM

Stray FM Station News: A childhood listener who's dream came true is off to pastures new.

Poll

Are you going on an abroad holiday this year?

Trending in Yorkshire

Special ceremony for veterans in Skipton

A parade and flag raising service to take place.

Harrogate business celebrates 10-years

Fodder supports local farmed and producers.

Can residents save a village pub?

They're hoping to take over the Henry Jenkins Inn in Kirkby Malzeard.

Judge warns arsonist over Ilkley Moor fire

Bradford man admits setting fire to moorland in April.

Unwanted or unused bikes to benefit local families

Synergy has collected over 200 cycles for charity.

More news...