Stay home and stay safe, but make sure to stay safe while you are at home. Staying home will prevent the spread of the virus but there are many ways to ensure that your home is safe and healthy. Installing one of our ventilation systems will ensure you have improved indoor air quality making your home a healthier place for you and your family.

There is a lot of information regarding how the coronavirus pandemic is leading to a huge drop in outdoor air pollution. This is due to many factors including traffic reduction, workplaces and factories temporarily closing and due to us all staying at home not only have we been helping to stop the spread of the virus, but we have also helped keeping our world become a healthier place. It is important at times like this to focus on the positives such as outdoor air pollution improving, but we need to remember the impact of indoor air pollution. 

Due to lockdowns and self-isolation throughout the Coronavirus pandemic as we self-isolate and begin to spend more time inside we become more aware of the time we spend indoors and should be considering the health of our indoor air quality. Installing a Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery (MVHR) system in your home will give you many benefits.

By staying at home and being safe not only are you saving others, but you could be saving your own life by providing yourself with fresh filtered air, while also saving money on energy bills!

Home schooling and working from home are big concerns currently due to the amount of time we now spend in our homes daily and for a long period of time. As advised from the government it is important to take exercise outside which allows us to get fresh air. But the main concern is indoor air quality in your inside home. There are many things that can affect your indoor air such as having excess moisture, mould, dampness, dust, dirt, chemicals, pet dander and even cooking smells and particles. All these factors can be largely increased as we spend more time in our homes throughout the day while we may usually be at work and our children at school.

Indoor air can be up to 5 times worse than outdoor air, so it really is important to have a plan to combat indoor air pollution. There are many ways to improve your indoor air quality, but the best way to do this is to install a mechanical ventilation system. An MVHR system work to improve indoor air quality by supplying fresh filtered air into your home while extracting stale, old or moisture ridden air.

Check out these pollution maps from The Guardian! The maps show the pollution rate last year (2019) compared to the pollution rate this year (2020) at the time of lockdown throughout countries being affected by the coronavirus such as China, Italy and the UK. The maps show levels of nitrogen dioxide which is produced from car engines, power plants and other industrial processes. This gas is harmful and is thought to intensify respiratory illnesses such as asthma and other respiratory conditions. It is important to remember that if you are living in areas of high pollution it is much more likely that your indoor air will be more polluted than those living in areas where outdoor air is less polluted.

The great thing about our MVHR systems are that they can be installed as a DIY project, making them the perfect project to focus on while you are stuck self-isolating in your home! Our systems are suitable for both new builds and can be retrofitted to almost any existing property. We also have a network of installs, please contact us if you would like us to install your system.

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You can purchase our products online or via our sales team on 028 2827 5150. We have a large range of ventilation systems from many leading ventilation suppliers. We not only supply ventilation units but we have everything in stock that you may need including ducting, controllers, filters and fixings and fittings!