Air quality has an impact on the indoor climate

Impaired air quality has a major impact on the indoor climate, which can result in health problems.

Good ventilation is essential for maintaining a healthy indoor climate. It is therefore important to air out regularly in order to replace contaminated air with fresh air from outside.

It is recommended to open the windows several times a day - especially in rooms where there are often many people or in rooms where a lot of moisture develops. The more people there are in a room, the more the air needs to be replaced to maintain a healthy air quality. In addition, it may also be a good idea to install mechanical ventilation, which can help to ensure that there is always fresh air in the room and that excess moisture is removed.

The right humidity level in the home is important to ensure a healthy indoor climate and can have a major impact on our health and well-being. By taking into account temperature, airing out and ventilation, you can create a comfortable and healthy indoor environment.

SkamoWall and ventilation

SkamoWall can both absorb and release moisture. However, in order to release moisture, it is essential to air out or ventilate. Only when airing out or ventilating will humidity levels decrease and SkamoWall will be able to release the moisture.

Read more about ventilation after mounting SkamoWall here.

Challenges due to insufficient ventilation

Common sources of indoor air pollution are particles we generate ourselves, such as through cooking, tobacco smoke, candles and fireplaces. Particles from dust mites and mold spores are also present in your indoor climate and bind to dust, which is why it is extremely important to clean and air out often.

When we cook, take a bath or wash clothes, we produce a lot of damp and moisture that is released into the indoor climate. If this moisture and damp is not transferred outdoors and replaced with fresh air, it can potentially settle in the building’s structure, such as walls, floors and ceilings. Therefore, it is especially important to have ventilation in the kitchen, bathroom and laundry room and to air out after cooking, bathing, etc. to get rid of excess moisture. It is also recommended that you avoid drying clothes indoors, as this contributes to increased humidity.

Good ventilation can help to get rid of excess moisture and remove harmful particles in the air. If you have a mechanical ventilation system, it is important to ensure that it is maintained and functioning correctly. A poorly maintained ventilation system can lead to a high level of indoor pollution and moisture.

Consequences of insufficient ventilation

When indoor air pollution levels increase, there is a risk that it may affect your health if you remain in it for a long period of time. 

Lack of ventilation causes moisture and harmful particles, including mold spores, to accumulate in the home. A humid environment provides perfect conditions for mold spores to grow and spread. 

When people are exposed to mold and other harmful particles, these can settle in the lungs and airways and result in chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma. 

Solution for insufficient ventilation

It is important to air out well every day so that the contaminated air inside is replaced with fresh, replenished air from the outside. Ventilation can be secured by opening windows and creating drafts 2 to 3 times a day or by using an efficient ventilation system. It is enough to air out efficiently for 5 to 10 minutes at a time with a draft. Ventilation ensures that excess steam and particles are directed outside, creating a healthy indoor climate.

By following the simple guidelines above, you can maintain a healthy indoor environment and reduce the risk of health problems associated with high moisture levels and mold.