Breathe easier and avoid health issues with everyday solutions for improving the quality of air indoors
It pays to consider the quality of the air at home and how it can have an impact on health.
Problems linked to poor indoor air quality include skin, eye and throat irritation, headaches, drowsiness, hypersensitivity plus odour and taste problems.
Handyman eco expert Tanya Ha says there are simple DIY options to prevent inhaling the bad stuff.
MOVE PAINTS AND SOLVENTS stored and used in the garage or laundry into a garden shed, especially if the garage is connected to the house.
INSTALL EXHAUST FANS vented externally to remove mould-causing moisture from bathrooms and kitchens. They also remove fumes and pollutants from workshop areas and combustion gases from cooktops.
INSTALL WHIRLIGIGS also called turbine roof ventilators to air out roof spaces without compromising the insulation, also improving airflow in the garage, shed or workshop.
MAKE USE OF FLYSCREENS in summer to let fresh air in and keep out the bugs. Use security doors at the front and back entrances to promote breezes right through the home.
POSITION AIR PURIFIERS to help filter airborne particles and allergens, and to remove odours and VOCs.