Purifying the air in your home brings significant benefits to the surrounding environment, and here is why it should be done regularly. Some green tips.
The first thing you should know is that, contrary to what we believe, the air we breath indoors, at home or in our office, is generally more polluted than outside. Indoor environments are filled with polluting substances that can come from several sources: windows that let in pollutions and pollens, pets and human beings that generate substances such as carbon dioxide, heating, cigarette and food cooking smoke, which release combustion process substances.
Purified air at home: green tips
There are some things you can do for free to have purified air in your home. Open the windows as much as possible, a couple of times a day, for at least 5 minutes; temperature inside your home should be 20°C (with a +/- 2 degree deviation) and 45/55% humidity. This reduces the formation of secondary pollutants, generated by the bonding between fine dust and VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds).
A few other tips: turn on the hood when you are cooking (the kitchen is the most polluted room in your home); always ventilate while cleaning or using cosmetics, such as nail polish, nail polish remover or hair spray. Remove mould and stains from your walls and periodically service your air conditioning system.
Air purifier to remove dust and allergens: main functions
If you are allergic to inhalants (pollens, mites and moulds) and you want to have purified air in your home, you could benefit from using an air purifier: the essential requirements is that it is equipped with a HEPA filter.
Smart air quality sensors monitor indoor air and activate air purification automatically. They work in real time to detect and remove any pollutants from the air, including ultrafine particles, pollens, pores and bacteria. With the app hOn, you can see the specific index that helps determine the current indoor AQI (Air Quality Index), divided in three items: PM 2.5, PM 10 and VOC.
The purifier adapts its performance automatically and performs auto-purification cycle when the PM level exceeds a dangerous threshold. With the hOn app, you are updated on your indoor air quality in real time, and you’ll also receive useful info on the outside air too: the air purifier can detect toxic gases and signal it via an app notification or a buzzer on the appliance.
You can view further info in the data section:
- Outdoor AQI: filter your favourite views by choosing from weekly and monthly, and the parameter you want to see, between CO (Carbon Oxide), NO2 (Nitrogen Dioxide), O3 (Ozone), PM2.5 (Particles with an aerodynamic diameter lower than or equal to 2.5 µm), PM10 (particles with an aerodynamic diameter lower than or equal to 10 µm) and SO2 (Sulphur Dioxide).
- Pollen level: by clicking on a day, you can find out the related pollen level, and filter between the allergens, such as birch, graminaceae, olive tree and ambrosia. By creating your allergen profile, the purifier will activate automatically when it detects a high percentage of particles to which a member of the family is sensitive. It will not just capture the pollens, it will also deactivate them.
- Health tips: when is the best time to work out outdoors? And when should you open your windows and ventilate the rooms? The hOn app will tell you, paying special attention to the most sensitive members of your family, who can set their allergic profile.
With the hOn app and the air purifiers, the air in your home will be always clean!