Tips on obtaining quality air at home

Spending quality time at home with the family can be the most rewarding feeling anyone can get. With work and school taking up a lot of time outside the house, coming home to your family gives a much-needed relief from the daily grind. And this feeling can be enhanced with a healthy environment at home.

However, studies have shown that indoor air quality is not as clean as we think. It may even be worse than outdoor air because contained areas encourage the build-up of airborne contaminants, which could pose health risks to you and your family.

Household appliances such as stoves and boilers can produce a range of pollutants including nitrogen oxides, which can inflame airways and carbon monoxide that can cause asphyxia.

Allergens are another cause of poor air quality at home. Dust mites, molds, and fibers from your fabrics are the common sources.

Viruses and bacteria which we might have brought inside our homes can also be trapped and thrive inside your household leading to poor air quality. These elements are what causes our health disruptions and can cause more problems in younger children.

Here are some ways on how to better indoor air:

Clean the floors

Floors accumulate dirt and may harbor allergens and bacteria that have entered your home. Vacuuming removes accumulated pollutants while mopping takes care of the dust that are left behind. Also, simply having a doormat lessens the chances of outdoor dirt coming into your home.

Get some greens

Indoor plants do not only beautify the home but these also help purify the air. Aside from providing oxygen, these greens also absorb toxins.

Find the source of the smell

Our nose tells us when a room is clean. And though lemon, pine, or lavender scents may instantly make your house smell clean, these may only mask the odors. Finding the source of the odor and getting rid of it is vital.

Control humidity

Having a moist environment could encourage growth of dust, mites, and other allergens. A healthy level is in between 30 to 50 percent. For enclosed spaces, using an air conditioner reduces indoor air moisture while also controlling the presence of allergens.

Be smart in choosing your air conditioners

Some air conditioners simply cool the home while some do more than that. Panasonic recently released new models of air conditioners that provide total air solutions. Its new window type model features Panasonic’s Pure Energy Savings Inverter that could bring amazing savings with exceptional cooling performance. This model also has sleep mode, powerful mode and anti-bacterial filter feature.

Panasonic’s new Sky Series split-type air conditioner features its most advanced purification system — the Nanoe technology, which deodorizes, inhibits bacteria and viruses, removes dust, and purifies the room even though the cooling operation is turned off. Aside from assuring clean air for fresher and cleaner living space, the new model also has healthy airflow using Sky Wing – the unique top flap design for better comfort. Lastly, this new model has Panasonic’s pioneering Inverter technology which creates greater efficiency for better energy savings.

“These new models of Panasonic Air Conditioners really make homes comfortable and care for the people living in it. It is important for us to stay healthy so that we can continue to take care of our family,” shares Gary Valenciano, endorser of Panasonic Appliances.

At the recent Panasonic event: (from left) Harry Sarmiento, Masaru Toyota, Hiroyuki Iwaki, Gary Valenciano, Kiana Valenciano, Shinichi Hayashi and host Valerie Tan