The lack of fresh air in a room is very unhealthy. This leads, among other things, to physical complaints that are noticeable very quickly. Let's take a look at the complaints caused by poor ventilation. Also a few tips on how to prevent these complaints.
Complaints due to unhealthy air in the house
Poor ventilation results in a too high CO2 and/or (too low) humidity level. Do you notice that complaints arise after a long time in a (closed) room? Do the following questions ever come to mind?
What can you do for headaches at work?
What to do about dry sore eyes?
What to do about a dull feeling?
What to do if my child has concentration problems while studying?
Why do my hands get dry in winter?
Why does my hair get static in winter?
Why do I always get electric shocks when I touch something or someone?
Why are my lips tearing?
What can you do for a dry throat?
Then there is a good chance that this is due to poor or no ventilation. Good ventilation is necessary for your health. You may not be able to see it, but you will notice it from the above complaints. You will see that good ventilation alleviates or even solves many of these complaints.
How can you ventilate properly?
Do you want to be sure that the CO2 content is healthy in the rooms where you are present? Then buy a CO2 meter. The CO2 meter will warn you when it's time to let in fresh air. In addition to CO2, it is also useful to immediately measure the humidity in a room. An ideal humidity level is between 40 and 60%. If it is outside, it can cause mold in the house and health problems or other inconveniences such as dry skin.
Ventilate against moisture and mold
Moisture cannot escape easily in a poorly ventilated home. The moisture accumulates in the house by condensing against your walls, ceiling, furniture, etc. and leads to (invisible) mold spots. Too high or too low humidity and mold are not only bad for your home, but also for your own health. It can lead to respiratory problems and allergies. This problem especially occurs in the colder months when we are at home a lot, with the windows closed and the heating on. Especially with autumn and winter approaching, it is important to immediately purchase good ventilation. Prevent damage to your home and your own health.
Prevent absenteeism through ventilation
Poor ventilation leads to health problems, and therefore also to absenteeism. A CO2 concentration higher than 1000 ppm increases absenteeism due to illness by 10% to 20%. It is estimated that a bad indoor climate costs an average European half a year of healthy living. This poor indoor climate is caused, among other things, by moisture and mould, furniture and textiles, electrical appliances, cleaning products and building materials.
Tips to improve your ventilation
TIP 1: Make sure that there is enough fresh air in your home. This can be done by means of mechanical ventilation or a heat recovery system.
TIP 2: To measure is to know! Therefore measure the air quality with a CO2 meter.
TIP 3: Once you have purchased a ventilation system, you also need to ensure that it is properly maintained. If you don't do this, it will cause health problems again.