Indoor climate environment: creating a comfortable home
We spend most of the day in closed rooms-and not only in the cold season. Including summer, we also need to stay in the office or at home for a long time. To achieve real comfort, indoor climate is an important factor. But what does this mean, and what should be done to improve indoor air?
What is a healthy indoor climate?
This concept includes many aspects, which determine whether we can feel comfortable in the indoor space. This includes the indoor temperature itself, but also the surface temperature, that is, the temperature of floor coverings, walls or furniture. Another factor that affects indoor comfort is light conditions. These include the amount of daylight and the color temperature of artificial lighting. The volume of the environmental noise machine also determines whether the environmental atmosphere is good or bad.
Indoor air quality plays an important role. Influencing factors of indoor air include humidity, as well as air movement, such as draughts. If furniture and carpets release chemicals and harmful substances or unpleasant odors and enter the air, they will have an adverse effect on indoor air.
How to determine the ideal indoor climate environment?
Whether you feel comfortable indoors always depends on your subjective feelings. However, there are also some objective measurements that can help you determine how the indoor climate is. For example, it includes temperature and humidity, which can be measured relatively easily with a thermometer or hygrometer.
Depending on the room type, the recommended temperature value varies. In the living room and kitchen, the comfortable temperature for most people is 19-21 degrees Celsius, 23 degrees Celsius in the bathroom is best, and 16-18 degrees Celsius in the bedroom. However, the temperature should never be lower than 14-16 degrees Celsius, otherwise there is a risk of moisture condensation, which may lead to mold growth, which in turn makes the air quality unsatisfactory.
Indoor air humidity (air humidity in the room/space) is ideal when the relative air humidity is 40-60%. However, in winter, there is less ventilation and more heating, and these values are often particularly difficult to guarantee.
How can the indoor climate environment be improved?
To improve air quality, often only a few adjustments are needed, such as ventilation several times a day. As a result, the stale indoor air is exchanged for fresh outdoor air. This prevents unpleasant odors and mold growth. Especially in winter, this helps to improve air quality. The rule is: Fully open the window in a short time, the effect is better than leaving a seam for a long time for ventilation.
Another way to improve the indoor climate is to arrange indoor plants. They are not only beautiful, but also have a certain effect on improving indoor air. Large-leaf plants can also humidify the air, for example sedge or bird's nest fern. Other plants can also filter out pollutants in the air, thereby purifying the air, including ivy, spider plant or banyan.
Another option-air cleaner and air humidifier. The Venta air washer works according to the recognized best cold evaporation principle and does not require an evaporation core or filter. The indoor air is guided by a fan into an air washing machine filled with water, and is circulated at the well-designed humidification wheel. The water vaporizes naturally on the surface of the vane and humidifies the air in a balanced manner. At the same time, pollutants such as dust and pollen are absorbed by the vanes and then retained in the water tank.