The modern climate equipment market is full of budget and more expensive models of air conditioners, climate systems, forced ventilation systems, humidifiers, sinks, etc. Some people are quite skeptical about such a large assortment, arguing their position with an extra waste of money. They confidently say that the best way to ensure normal air exchange and fresh air in the apartment is to regularly ventilate the room. In fact, the smallest dust particles, odors, small insects, high or low humidity and temperature are factors that pose a threat to human health. It is possible to create an ideal microclimate in an apartment only if the appropriate climate control equipment is installed.
Why you need air conditioning equipment
If you are also convinced that buying climate equipment is a waste of money, remember that you are saving on your own health. Bacteria, viruses, dust, dust mites, small particles of pollutants that enter the apartment during airing are the most dangerous for people with asthma and who are prone to allergic reactions.
Prana Air Cleaner Pro Air Purifier
Cleaning area, m²:
from allergens, from viruses and bacteria, from odors, from pollen, from dust, from toxins, from tobacco smoke, from formaldehyde, from animal hair |
With open windows, we also breathe in the smell of car exhaust and industrial emissions. Deviations from the norm in microclimatic indicators can cause:
- respiratory diseases;
- development of allergic rhinitis;
- exacerbation of chronic diseases;
- decrease in the activity of immune forces;
- general malaise;
- increased fatigue;
- reduced performance.
How to check the parameters of the microclimate in the apartment
You can control the temperature and humidity in the apartment using a universal and multifunctional device — a thermohygrometer. The digital thermohygrometer accurately measures the microclimate parameters in a wide range and allows you to correct them in time.
If any deviations were found in the microclimate parameters, we offer 10 ways to stabilize them, which will help you start breathing clean air again and prevent the development of health problems.
The main ways to create a healthy microclimate in the apartment
Method 1. Installing an air conditioner
Modern air conditioners solve a number of problems. First of all, they help to create a healthy microclimate in the apartment with a temperature of 18-22 degrees. With the advent of summer, the air conditioner gives real coolness and provides comfort to everyone who lives in the house. Additional features that most modern air conditioners are equipped with make operation as convenient as possible. Several of their varieties are on sale, each of which differs in a number of design features:
Split systems are the most popular among users today. They not only cope with their main task — changing the temperature to optimal levels, but also provide humidity control, air purification from dust, odors.
Air conditioner split system Cooper&Hunter Prima Plus CH-S07XN7
up to 20 |
Indoor unit type:
Heating power, kW:
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There are also inverter and non-inverter models. Inverter air conditioners are in great demand due to their increased energy efficiency. They are able to maintain the temperature set by the user. They also provide the ability to adjust the power.
Air conditioning is useful not only for the comfortable living of people in the apartment, but also for the proper functioning of household appliances, maintaining the previous state of furniture and floors.
Method 2. High-quality hydration
Residents of apartments most often face the problem of low humidity, especially during the heating period. Ideally, this parameter should be 40-60%. In many apartments with central heating, air humidity in winter is only 20-35%. This can only be achieved with a humidifier. Without it, people begin to suffer from increased fatigue, headaches, malaise, chronic fatigue, although few associate this with low humidity in the house.
When choosing a humidifier, you should pay attention to the type of evaporation — natural or ultrasonic. Steam models provide intensive humidification, but compared to ultrasonic humidifiers, they are less energy efficient. Conventional type humidifiers operate on the principle of natural cold evaporation of water. In them, the fan drives the air through the wet filter. The range of humidifiers allows you to choose a model for any budget.
Humidifier Boneco U700
Water consumption, ml/h:
steam (hot evaporation), traditional (cold evaporation), ultrasonic |
Humidification area, m²:
Power consumption, W:
45, 180 |
Water tank volume, l:
With a humidifier, you will forget about such everyday problems as:
- white plaque on furniture;
- cracking of the parquet floor, wooden furniture;
- quick drying of indoor plants.
Method 3. Buying an air washer
Air washing is the choice of economical people. This device combines two functions at the same time — humidification and air purification. In summer, it maintains humidity at 50-60%, and in winter — 40%. More expensive models are called «mousetraps» because, in addition to dust, they also trap:
- pathogens (viruses, bacteria);
The sink also cleans the air well from smoke and odors.
Method 4. Effective ventilation
In most apartments, the problem of blockage of ventilation ducts remains relevant, as a result of which ventilation is inefficient. In this case, people resort to forced ventilation by installing a supply and exhaust system at home. The air handling unit works in two directions. It provides outflow — removal of exhaust air, and inflow — supply of fresh and air into the room. Both processes take place simultaneously. The supply and exhaust unit has proper ventilation, which provides for an uninterrupted supply of high-quality air to the apartment.
Models with a heat exchanger are distinguished by increased energy efficiency. Recuperators heat the cold air that comes from the street, due to the heat coming from the exhaust air. In summer, the heat exchanger, on the contrary, cools the supply air. Thus, air handling units with recuperation provide a comfortable microclimate in the apartment, regardless of the weather outside. Some air handling units also provide air filtration and humidity control.
Heat exchanger Prana 150 Eco Life
11-20, 21-35, 36-60, up to 10 |
Wall thickness from, mm:
Installation of an external grille:
from the premises |
Heat exchanger material:
Wall module diameter, mm:
Heat recovery efficiency, %:
Regardless of the choice of model, with a supply and exhaust unit, the house is filled with fresh and high-quality air.
Method 5. Cleaning the apartment with a steam cleaner
If you dream of quick cleaning and high-quality results, pay attention to the steam cleaner — universal cleaning equipment. The hot steam that comes from the steam cleaner perfectly copes with the most difficult stains and dirt, softening them.
Its action is also aimed at eliminating bacteria common in everyday life. With a steam cleaner, you can forget about harmful chemicals that adversely affect the skin and respiratory system.
Method 6. The real benefits of underfloor heating
The demanded heating system today is considered to be underfloor heating. It provides the maximum level of thermal comfort, but at the same time it dries the air a lot. In a room where a warm floor is laid, it is difficult to breathe. In tenants, the thermoregulation of the body is also disturbed, and their health worsens. Overheating affects children and the elderly. With constant heating, furniture made of chipboard and MDF emits harmful substances, so it is recommended to install underfloor heating in apartments equipped with natural wood furniture.
If there is an urgent need for laying a warm floor, it is better to mount it in the bathroom or toilet rooms.
Electric floor heating Devi DEVIMat 200T 3.1m2 (83020740)
in tile adhesive, in screed |
under stone, under tile |
Mat length, m:
Mat width, m:
Specific power, W/m²:
Heating mat heating area, m²:
Method 7. Installing a salt lamp
If you are looking for a natural air ionizer, you should pay attention to the salt lamp. It saturates the room with negative ions aimed at destruction:
- harmful microparticles.
In addition to purifying the air, the salt lamp is also focused on moisturizing it. The effect of its use is equivalent to being in a pine forest. Changes from the use of a salt lamp become noticeable already in the first week, in particular:
- sleep improves;
- the emotional state stabilizes;
- the tone increases;
- immunity is strengthened.
Method 8. Surround yourself with indoor plants
Indoor plants and flowers saturate the apartment with oxygen. They are conditionally called «light» housing. Each of the plants has special medicinal properties. So, for example, geranium counteracts staphylococci and streptococci, Benjamin’s ficus cleanses the room of toxic substances — formaldehyde and phenol.
Method 9. Get rid of carpets
Carpets collect all the dust and organic residues. Carpets are most often inhabited by all household parasites and dust mites. People prone to allergic reactions, it is better to abandon them forever. If you are not ready for this, then do not forget about regular dry cleaning and carpet replacement every 3-5 years. Or at least get a Prana Air Cleaner Pro air purifier.
Method 10. Temperature control with a valve
In addition to a humidifier or air washer, battery valves can also be extremely useful during the heating season. Airing in winter gives only a short-term effect, in addition, it dries out the air in the room.
You can lower the air temperature in the apartment with the help of valves that partially block the hot water supply. They provide accurate and efficient thermoregulation during the heating season.
All of the above methods allow you to create a healthy microclimate in the apartment. With them, you are provided with an uninterrupted supply of fresh air and a rapid improvement in the ecology of your home.