Air quality as well as temperature affects our health, particularly in the locations where we spend most of our time, such as in bedrooms.
One of the causes of poor air quality is mould. This develops from spores in the air which begin to grow once these spores land on moist surfaces.
To prevent this, we need:
1. Heat because warmer air can hold more water, so it’s not landing on the walls, and
2. Ventilation to get the humid air out of the room.
Why not just open a window to ventilate?
When it's very cold outside people are unlikely to open the window and ventilate at all.
Other reasons for not opening windows include security concerns, pollution and insects.
Even if people reliably opened the window to ventilate twice a day, the amount of ventilation introduced will not be sufficient to last a night. Moisture builds up from simply breathing in a confined space like a bedroom
The ambiguity of how the mould began can cause expensive repair costs and legal issues. A tenant has to ventilate correctly and a landlord has to provide a building without defects, so that mould cannot easily appear. The problem is that if mould does appear, it is often first the landlord’s burden of proof that the building has no defects, and they also have to prove that the tenant did not ventilate correctly. Only then can they make a tenant pay for any damage occurred.
It is much easier then to remove this bone of contention with controlled filtered ventilation. The landlord can sleep easy and the tenant more comfortably knowing that adequate heating and ventilation will not be an issue
Another cause of poor health due to insufficient ventilation is high carbon dioxide levels. This can cause headaches, drowsiness, poor concentration and other symptoms.
Sojol has developed a range of products to address these issues.