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How can you breathe clean air at home?

Air pollution is increasingly present in our daily lives. Most of the time, it is caused by human activity. Its repercussions on our health are not negligible, but fortunately we have become aware of it and we can now take action to fight against its harmful effects and breathe clean air at home.

How to fight indoor air pollution?

Breathing healthy air at home is a vital need that is still largely underestimated in France. Our homes are, on average, 5 to 10 times more polluted than the air outside. In order to combat this plague, it is recommended to improve the air circulation in your home, but also to clean up your indoor air. These actions will allow you to breathe healthy air and protect your health and that of your family.

Improving air circulation

To combat indoor air pollution, it is recommended that you air your home or office for at least 30 minutes a day, winter and summer alike. This air renewal is essential, as it allows the evacuation of humidity and pollutants generated when you take a shower, cook food or carry out domestic work (dust, painting, etc.).

It is also advisable to maintain your combustion appliances and clean the air vents at least once a year. In addition, use natural materials in your home rather than chipboard and use low-VOC paints to reduce formaldehyde levels in the atmosphere.

Finally, the installation of controlled mechanical ventilation is essential if you want to prevent moisture-related problems. Whether it is single or double flow, self-regulating or hygrovariable, the choice of your VMC will have a determining impact on the quality of the air in your home.

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The best vmc's

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Purifying indoor air

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Air purifiers are a great way to maintain a quality atmosphere, whether at home or in the office. But do you know which one to choose?

Indoor air pollution is a topic that has become increasingly important in recent years. After all, we spend most of our time in enclosed spaces, which often contain traces of exhaust fumes, fragrances (VOCs), dust and many other airborne particles...

Most of the time, we can solve this problem by airing rooms or vacuuming the floor. However, these simple actions are not always enough, especially if you live in a polluted city, have pets or are a smoker. Sometimes an air purifier is the only way to ensure that you can breathe healthy air at home.

Today, there are several types of devices to clean the air and fight against its contamination. Equipping your home with an air purifier is recommended because it limits the negative impacts of air pollution on your health and that of your familyThese include: respiratory diseases, infertility, cancer, reprotoxic and neurological effects...

How to improve the humidity level?

Good air quality is essential if you want to feel comfortable in your home. Although it is often overlooked, humidity is a determining factor in the quality of the air we breathe. Whether it is too high or too low, poorly regulated humidity can quickly become a source of problems for your comfort and health. To help you control it better, we advise you to equip yourself with either a dehumidifier or a humidifier, depending on your needs.

Reducing high humidity

Excessive humidity encourages the growth of mould, which poses a threat to human health and the structural integrity of the building. The most common dehumidifiers are devices that use a small fan to draw moist air onto a refrigerated coil. As the cooling of the air lowers the saturation vapour pressure of the water it contains, the water then condenses into liquid form and is collected for disposal. The drier air is then returned to the room.

The dehumidifiers have a wide range of applications to reduce humidityWhether it is to extend the life of equipment and increase productivity, to solve recurring moisture problems in buildings or, more rarely, to deal with unexpected situations such as flooding or major water leaks.

Choosing the right appliance is not easy, as a number of parameters have to be taken into account, such as temperature, water saturation in the air, room size, etc. That's why we have selected a list of the best dehumidifiers according to their location to make your choice easier.

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The best dehumidifiers

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Increasing humidity in the presence of dry air

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The best humidifiers

Do you suffer from rhinitis, conjunctivitis or is the air in your home simply too dry? Then it may be time to use a humidifier in your home.

Whether for you or your children, exposure to dry air is not recommended, as it can lead to health problems.é such as coughing, respiratory problems, dry skin, etc. If you want to enjoy a healthy atmosphere and greater respiratory comfort, the humidifier is the solution you need, since it allows :

  • Improve sleep.
  • To limit the discomfort caused by dry air (chapped lips, dry skin, eczema, etc.).
  • It reduces fatigue and discomfort.
  • It limits airborne dust in the room.

Humidifying the air is essential because, in addition to helping you fall asleep better, it also helps reduce airborne particles and the risk of static electricity (when the humidity level is below 30 %). The humidifier is the tool ideal if you want to protect your skin and your health in dry air. Inexpensive and easy to maintain, this device is also highly recommended for improving the growth and development of your indoor garden.

Refreshing the air and making it more breathable

Summer is a warm and pleasant season, but it can also be hot and stifling.

In order to breathe better, it is sometimes useful to use an air mister. These devices are a very practical solution to refresh the atmosphere and make it more breathable.

Easy to carry, they diffuse a fine water mist that evaporates quickly into the air. The water mist mixes with the surrounding atmosphere, reducing the air temperature and making it cooler.

The benefits for babies and parents are many: it provides a welcome respite from the sweltering heat and allows your baby to enjoy a cooler environment for a moment.

In addition, the misters have no chemical ingredients, making them safe and non-allergenic. Parents can therefore rest and enjoy a moment of relaxation knowing that their little one can be quickly relieved of the heat if necessary.

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If you want to cool your baby down and face the heat wave with peace of mind, we think the baby water mist is the ideal solution.

Where does indoor air pollution come from?

QUALITEL Group | Indoor air quality in my home

We spend most of our time enclosed in closed spaces. Whether in the office, at school, at home or on transport, the quality of the air we breathe is not always as good as we think. More often than not, indoor air pollution is generated by our domestic activities. To help you stay healthy, we have identified the main sources of air pollution in your home:

  • High temperature and excessive humidity, which causes mould and is an ideal environment for the development of dust mites.
  • Inadequate ventilation that does not allow for proper renewal of stale air.
  • Fabrics, carpets and rugs: real dust nests, even if you clean them regularly.
  • The presence in your home of furniture that emits volatile organic compounds. Most of this furniture is made from pressed wood. The glue, resin and paint components are a major source of indoor air pollution. This is mainly due to the breakdown of the chemicals from the components.
  • The use of sprays and perfumes, which release chemicals into the air that are more or less toxic to you and your loved ones.
  • Moisture build-up: if not ventilated, moisture and condensation in a room can lead to the formation of micromycetes on your floors, walls and ceilings. In addition to the allergic reactions they cause, mould spores tend to spread rapidly through your home and degrade the air quality as well as the property in your home.