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Improving Indoor Air Quality in New Zealand

Maintaining good indoor air quality is an important and often overlooked aspect for your health and well-being. With the right strategies and tools, you can significantly improve the air you breathe inside your home.

Understanding Indoor Air Quality

We've written a post which goes into detail about indoor air quality which you can read here.

However for a quick reference, Indoor air quality (IAQ) refers to the condition of the air within and around your home. Poor IAQ can lead to health issues such as allergies, asthma, and respiratory infections. Common indoor pollutants include dust, pet dander, mold, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and particulate matter (PM).

Simple Steps to Improve Indoor Air Quality

smiling woman opening windows

1. Ventilation:

  • Open Windows: Regularly open windows to let in fresh air and reduce indoor pollutant levels.
  • Exhaust Fans: Use exhaust fans in kitchens and bathrooms to remove moisture and pollutants.

2. Air Purifiers:

  • HEPA Filters: Invest in air purifiers with HEPA filters to capture fine particles and allergens.
  • Activated Carbon Filters: These are excellent for removing odours and VOCs.

When it comes to selecting an air purifier, consider factors like room size, CADR and noise levels. We've detailed everything you need to know in a guide here.

SA600 air purifier beside plant

3. Humidity Control:

  • Dehumidifiers: Keep humidity levels between 30-50% to prevent mould growth.
  • Houseplants: Certain plants can help maintain indoor humidity and filter air.

4. Regular Cleaning:

  • Vacuuming: Use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter to reduce dust and pet dander.
  • Dusting: Frequently dust surfaces to minimize allergens.

5. Avoid Indoor Pollutants:

  • Smoke-Free Home: Prohibit smoking indoors to avoid harmful chemicals.
  • Natural Cleaning Products: Use natural or non-toxic cleaning products to reduce VOC emissions.
Natural cleaning products

Monitor the Air with an Air Quality Monitor

  • Features: Look for monitors that measure PM2.5, CO2, temperature, and humidity.
  • Smart Integration: Choose devices that connect to your smartphone for real-time monitoring and alerts.
  • Accuracy: Research the accuracy, as the very cheap ones tend to be wildly inaccurate.

By using high-quality sensors, air quality monitors provide accurate data to help you understand and manage your indoor air quality effectively. 

We have a small selection of Air Quality Monitors chosen due to their accuracy and affordability, making it easier to maintain a healthy environment.

Qingping Pro air quality monitor in kitchen

Wrapping Up

Improving your indoor air quality is vital for a healthy living environment. By adopting these strategies and using the right tools, you can ensure that the air in your home is clean and safe to breathe.

Want to learn more about air quality, air quality monitors or air purifiers? Keep browsing our site or get in touch!

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