Tobacco smoke and combustion: tobacco smoke and other kinds of smoke brought about by combustion from gas appliances, fireplaces, or wood-burning stoves can bring about harmful particles into the indoor air.
- Headaches, fatigue and general lethargy
- Aggravated existing health conditions
- Watery eyes
Maintaining good indoor air quality is crucial for our overall health and well-being. Not only will we be able to enjoy smoother breathing, but respiratory health will also be improved as there is less risk for allergies, asthma attacks and other respiratory issues.
Overall health is also benefitted in the long run, and individual productivity will be enhanced in the long run as good indoor air quality promotes better focus and concentration, helping individuals better pursue their personal and professional endeavours, wherever it may be.
How to improve indoor air quality
Indoor air quality can be achieved through various means. The use of an air purifier is an effective way to do so as Ionmax air purifiers can remove up to 99.97% of pollutants and allergens as small as 0.3 microns, and they cover wide spaces of up to 260 square metres.
However, relying on air purifiers alone will not suffice to improve indoor air quality. For best results, the use of an air purifier should be paired with proper ventilation and regular cleaning, which includes wiping down surfaces where dust has settled and vacuuming to get rid of allergens.
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Air purifiers for improving indoor air quality
By investing in an air purifier, you’ll be making a smart proactive step towards ensuring cleaner and healthier indoor air, which will in turn, lead to better health. Ionmax air purifiers eliminate pollutants by trapping them in filters and use other features to eliminate any impurities in the air before releasing cleaner, purified air into the living space.
Some of the filtration systems used by Ionmax air purifiers include:
- Pre-filter – the first line of defence for Ionmax air purifiers, this filter stops large particles such as dust and hair from entering the unit. This will help extend the lifestyle of the filter while also filtering out larger particles. Pre-filters can be easily cleaned through the use of a vacuum.
- HEPA filter – the most important filter of any air purifier, Ionmax air purifiers use H11 and H13 HEPA filters to capture microscopic allergens and germs as small as 0.3 microns from the air and contain antibacterial properties.
- Activated carbon filter – this important filter helps neutralise odours caused by smoke, VOCs and other pollutants to help keep your living space smelling fresh.
- Negative ioniser – also known as the IonX-Shield, this feature releases negative ions into the ambient air, helping to remove airborne particles and freshen up the air.
- UV-C light – also known as the UVX-Shield, this features utilises a UV light to inactivate viruses and bacteria trapped within the air purifier’s filter. Exposure to the light will destroy the virus’ outer protein coating.
- Titanium dioxide photocatalyst filter (selected models) – available on the Ionmax+ AIRE series, this filter breaks down organic compounds through an oxidation process to remove odours from ambient air.
Benefits of using air purifiers
Incorporating air purifiers into your home or living space will reap numerous benefits. Among them include
- Allergy and asthma relief
- Odour elimination
- Improved respiratory health
- Better sleep
- Increased productivity
With all of these benefits, you would be tempted to purchase an air purifier. However, always remember that when choosing an air purifier, there are multiple factors to consider, including coverage area, filter efficiency, maintenance requirements, added features and more.
Additional measures for good indoor air quality
While air purifiers play a crucial role in improving indoor air quality, there are other important measures that can be taken to help improve and maintain clean and healthy air in your environment.
This is especially true when cooking. Cooking tends to release VOCs, especially if it is done on a traditional stove. Using a kitchen hood can effectively remove pollutants and odours, improving indoor air quality. Other ways to increase ventilation are through the use of an exhaust fan or by simply opening up a window.
Vacuuming and sweeping will help to remove dust, dirt and other pollutants that have settled on the surfaces of your home. Upholstery, bedding and carpets are some hotspots that require more attention as a lot more particles can get trapped in them.
Excessive moisture can lead to the growth of mould and mildew while also creating ideal breeding grounds for a host of different pests, including dust mites and other insects. Some ways to control moisture are through increasing ventilation or by using a dehumidifier. Ionmax dehumidifiers are Sensitive Choice approved for having potential benefits for individuals living with asthma.
Maintaining good indoor air quality is an ongoing effort that goes beyond relying solely on an air purifier. By implementing the measures above, you’ll be able to contribute to a cleaner, fresher living space for a healthier life.
For more indoor air quality tips and guidance, visit the Ionmax resources page for expert advice on air treatment and more.
Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is for general reference only. Please seek advice from professionals according to your needs.