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According to current predictions, the UK is set to fail to meet 2020 European air quality targets, with poor air quality becoming a growing problem within the UK. Poor air quality is linked to health issues ranging from shortness of breath and fatigue, to aggravating existing respiratory issues such as asthma. It can also exacerbate more serious ailments such as heart disease and cancer. Over 40,000 premature deaths a year are linked to substandard air quality within the UK.
Poor air quality isn’t limited to busy cities and industrial areas. There is a growing trend of poor air quality being found within modern homes. Currently, you are likely to spend up to 90% of your time indoors and numerous studies have found that indoor air can be up to 50% more polluted than outdoor air and can contain over 900 different chemicals.
Volatile Organic Compounds are organic compounds and chemicals that contain carbon along with elements such as oxygen, bromine, fluorine, sulphur, nitrogen, hydrogen or chlorine and are found in all living things. Sometimes referred to as VOCs, these can be emitted from paint, solvents, wood preservatives, aerosol sprays, household cleansers, disinfectants, fabrics and furnishings, air fresheners, scented candles, dry-cleaned clothing and pesticides. They can easily become airborne vapours or gases with particles that can potentially negatively impact your health.
The World Health Organization (WHO) takes the issue so seriously that in 2010 they issued ‘Guidelines for indoor air quality: selected pollutants’. The report details WHO guidelines for the protection of public health from risks due to a number of chemicals commonly present in indoor air. The guidelines advise public health professionals involved in preventing health risks of environmental exposures, as well as specialists and authorities involved in the design and use of buildings, indoor materials and products. They also provide a scientific basis for legally enforceable standards around the world.
So why is this happening?
Poor indoor air quality is a result of the drive to improve energy efficiency of homes. The construction of new, modern homes has seen the buildings become increasingly air tight which limits the opportunity for pollutants and moisture to be removed from your home. Air tight homes experience an increase in damp and mould, which is a direct cause in the decline of the health in your home. Effective ventilation guarantees this excess moisture and airborne pollutants are removed from your home; leaving you with a clean and fresh air environment for you and your family.
Health experts recommend utilising an energy recovery system to ventilate your home; it is the modern, cost-effective whole house solution that provides an exemplary indoor air environment. Energy recovery is different from conventional extractor fans, as energy recovery units constantly ventilate your property by extracting stale air and replenishing the extracted air with fresh, clean air. Simultaneously energy is recovered from the warm outgoing air extracted from the cloakroom, en-suite, bathroom, utility and kitchen that would otherwise be lost. Used to warm the incoming supply air it helps reduce household energy bills over time. You can successfully install an effective energy recovery system in anything from a small flat to a large detached property.
Your home only deserves the best, which is why we’ve developed Adroit MVHR units to provide you with unparalleled control so you can tailor your energy recovery system around your everyday life, enabling you to provide your home and family with the superior air quality that they deserve.