Healthy Home Guide

Healthy Home Guide

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<p>Do you know what’s in the air your breathe every day? 😮😷</p>

<p>Many homes, offices, buildings and workplaces are harvesting asthma triggers, dust mites, allergy triggers, mould, termites, dry rot and seasonal illnesses due to poor Indoor Air Quality 🤧🤒</p>

<p>According to the World Health Organisation, household air pollution is one of the world’s greatest environmental health risks. So it is extremely important to understand and control Indoor Air Quality to reduce the risk of health concerns.</p>

<p>How Do You Know If You Have Low Indoor Air Quality?</p>

<p>🏜️Humidity Issues: High humidity is means excess moisture in the air. This can cause mould to grow as well as encourage dust mites and other allergens to thrive. Timber furniture and building structure can also be affected by this moisture. This can result in dry rot, termite infestation and wet sub floors which also affect our air quality. In Australia, we allow high humidity to enter our homes when windows are left open for cross ventilation, all day or at night</p>

<p>⏳Dust Build Up: Excessive dust can attract dust mites, a common cause of allergies. Large amounts of dust shouldn’t have the opportunity to accumulate on surfaces or continually travel in the air.</p>

<p>😤Stale Odours: Unpleasant smells that don’t seem to go away signal that your home doesn’t have adequate ventilation. Typical signs are stale air, musty smells and lumps in the sugar bowl.</p>

<p>💦Condensation On Windows: Commonly in modern building structures we find tightly sealed windows and doors, plus walls and ceilings sealed by vapor barriers.</p>

<p>🌡️❄️ Room-to-Room Temperature Variation: If you’ve ever noticed that some rooms in your home stay warm while others cool down easily, the cool air from your air conditioner may not be reaching each room equally.</p>

<p>🤒Respiratory Conditions: Bad indoor air can lead to a whole host of respiratory conditions, including chronic coughing, sneezing, fatigue, headaches, and congestion. If left untreated, some of these issues can develop into nosebleeds, breathing difficulties, asthma attacks, and even lung disease. When you notice signs of chronic respiratory, it’s important to question the quality of the IAQ right away.</p>

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Do you know what’s in the air your breathe every day? 😮😷

Many homes, offices, buildings and workplaces are harvesting asthma triggers, dust mites, allergy triggers, mould, termites, dry rot and seasonal illnesses due to poor Indoor Air Quality 🤧🤒

According to the World Health Organisation, household air pollution is one of the world’s greatest environmental health risks. So it is extremely important to understand and control Indoor Air Quality to reduce the risk of health concerns.

How Do You Know If You Have Low Indoor Air Quality?

🏜️Humidity Issues: High humidity is means excess moisture in the air. This can cause mould to grow as well as encourage dust mites and other allergens to thrive. Timber furniture and building structure can also be affected by this moisture. This can result in dry rot, termite infestation and wet sub floors which also affect our air quality. In Australia, we allow high humidity to enter our homes when windows are left open for cross ventilation, all day or at night

⏳Dust Build Up: Excessive dust can attract dust mites, a common cause of allergies. Large amounts of dust shouldn’t have the opportunity to accumulate on surfaces or continually travel in the air.

😤Stale Odours: Unpleasant smells that don’t seem to go away signal that your home doesn’t have adequate ventilation. Typical signs are stale air, musty smells and lumps in the sugar bowl.

💦Condensation On Windows: Commonly in modern building structures we find tightly sealed windows and doors, plus walls and ceilings sealed by vapor barriers.

🌡️❄️ Room-to-Room Temperature Variation: If you’ve ever noticed that some rooms in your home stay warm while others cool down easily, the cool air from your air conditioner may not be reaching each room equally.

🤒Respiratory Conditions: Bad indoor air can lead to a whole host of respiratory conditions, including chronic coughing, sneezing, fatigue, headaches, and congestion. If left untreated, some of these issues can develop into nosebleeds, breathing difficulties, asthma attacks, and even lung disease. When you notice signs of chronic respiratory, it’s important to question the quality of the IAQ right away.

🙄Irritated E

March 27th 2018
<p>Happy Australia Day to All our friends and customers.😊🇰🇾🇰🇾</p>

Happy Australia Day to All our friends and customers.😊🇰🇾🇰🇾

January 28th 2018

Understanding roof heat.

Sir Isaac Newton created a formula to calculate the temperature of an object as it loses heat. The heat moves from the object to its surroundings. The rate of the temperature change is proportional to the temperature difference between the object and its surroundings. The formula can be used to find the temperature at a given time. The SI unit of temperature is the Kelvin (K), but degrees Celsius () is common.

T(t) = Ts + (T0 - Ts ) e(-kt)

T(t) = temperature of an object at a certain time (Kelvin, K)

t = time (s)

Ts = temperature of the surroundings (Kelvin, K)

T0 = starting temperature of the object (Kelvin, K)

k = a cooling constant, specific to the object (1/s)

(10 Celsius = 283.15 Kelvin)

So, if your roof sheet or tiled area (whole surface of roof) heats up throughout the day at up to 900W/sq.m (approx to 55C-65C), this in turn heats the roof air above surface and beneath internally(cooler). If this air is not evacuated at the constant cooling rate, then this (accumulative) heat then transfers to the internal air and also the structures. This is why you ‘feel’ the heat in the latter part of the day. For greater efficiency, the cooling air should be of greater difference to the object. This can only be done by using the coolest air possible (<22C) - from the shaded South side at a specific flow rate. The best way to do this is using negative pressure with a Solar Whiz roof extraction system. Same rules apply to commercial roofs and buildings also, but with the added bonus of greatly increased WHS due to dust, chemical and process gases being removed. With foodstuff storage warehouses, this system eliminates high product disposal/loss due to early expiration before ‘sell by dates’ due to excess heat and the baking or stale effect.

December 2nd 2017

Proud to be a part of the opening of ‘The Black Shed Project’ in Geelong. The first sustainable and energy saving showroom in Geelong. Thank you, #greenelectrical . (at Geelong, Victoria)

November 25th 2017

Roof ventilation

The best way to describe what a whirlybird does is by saying it is like a boat on the open seas without an oar or motor. It is controlled by the wind and the current for direction and flow, with no control over which direction, speed flow or timing.. That’s not what you want controlling your home temperatures, humidity or energy bills.

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November 23rd 2017
<p>Sometimes areas requiring dehumidification are along way from source. Ducting your SolarVenti is always an option. SV14K with in-line and extract fans. Bronte -NSW.</p>

Sometimes areas requiring dehumidification are along way from source. Ducting your SolarVenti is always an option. SV14K with in-line and extract fans. Bronte -NSW.

October 21st 2017
<p>Another fantastic day, in a fantastic town, in a fantastic country..😁</p>

Another fantastic day, in a fantastic town, in a fantastic country..😁

October 7th 2017
<p>Home is where the heart is, always keep your home safe and healthy for heart and lungs.. Choose your air and breathe wisely.</p>

Home is where the heart is, always keep your home safe and healthy for heart and lungs.. Choose your air and breathe wisely.

September 30th 2017
<p>Ever noticed when you are in the snow you always heat up. At low external temps, humidity can be low - take this air and heat (solar) it up, then transport it indoors . Result :- extremely low humidity fresh air at warm temperatures.  #solardrying, #solarventi, #indoorairquality #asthmafree</p>

Ever noticed when you are in the snow you always heat up. At low external temps, humidity can be low - take this air and heat (solar) it up, then transport it indoors . Result :- extremely low humidity fresh air at warm temperatures. #solardrying, #solarventi, #indoorairquality #asthmafree

September 27th 2017
<p>Being a quality Danish product, it is well known the key benefits of a Solarventi are heating and drying. This is just the right sustainable product for units /holiday homes in snow and ski country. #thredbo, #perisher, #snowymountains #ski #alpine  (at Thredbo Resort)</p>

Being a quality Danish product, it is well known the key benefits of a Solarventi are heating and drying. This is just the right sustainable product for units /holiday homes in snow and ski country. #thredbo, #perisher, #snowymountains #ski #alpine (at Thredbo Resort)

September 16th 2017