ventilate & sleep well
takes a look at healthy lifestyles around the world they all
see that they have one thing in common, breathing, clean fresh
air relative to their environment. Outside air is what it is.
of inside air is within your control.
a heated environment should not be about how much heat you can
retain or avoid loosing, but more a case of ‘how can I ventilate
contaminated air efficiently whilst retaining comfort levels
at an acceptable cost?’.
To our minds no cost is ever acceptable, unless we’re gratifying
ourselves, however, being that inside air requires replacement
if only to replenish oxygen levels, one need to consider just
how this is to occur.
respiratory system is at it’s greatest risk from artificially
heated environment systems such as air conditioning installed
without consideration to maintaining air quality levels.
Everyone would like to simply walk in, turn on a switch, and
have everything taken care of, and if you have the means of
installing a programmable system, why not? The rest of us need
to be proactive and give consideration to the air quality you
choose to live in.
Going on ‘walks’ and ‘runs’ for the purpose of being fit and
maintaining your lung capacity is rather self defeating if your
indoor environment, sleep hours in particular, compromises those
talk about how much money you’ve saved over the years in heating
costs by living in a ‘plastic bag’ environment but what says
it all is that the story is being told from a bed in an emphysema
ward of a hospital.
would one pay not to be there? …….Exactly!
One is not
suggesting that you go wailing off into the sunset and start
becoming fanatical about the issue of healthy breathing inside
your home. Just be mindful that a balanced approach toward a
healthy indoor environment can only be of benefit you.
can be worse that outside air, whether it’s emissions of plasticizers
in plastics, fibres, cooking residue and odours from numerous
and various sources.
What is ‘good’ what is ‘bad’ is down to a judgment call on your
sleep with a partially open window, some have the window tightly
shut and sealed, of course the geographical location will have
some bearing on this reality along with security as well as
A good natural
ventilation system in a home can do more to maintain a healthy
atmosphere than imitating life in a plastic bag which is what
you end up doing by denying appropriate room ventilation particularly
is that being well informed enables you to make better decisions
assisted by that information
In the end it’s your choice…a balanced environment now or a
costly one later.