Several studies have shown that over 80% of schools, nurseries, offices and homes are inadequately ventilated. When naturally ventilated, ie by opening windows and vents, people are not aware of the air quality and they don’t know when, how much, and how long the room should be ventilated. Mechanical ventilation systems often prove, besides the noise, to function inadequate.
With an Uniphos ASP-40 Air Sampling Pump and Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and Carbon Monoxide (CO) gas detection tubes, you can measure your air quality and ventilation, and make problems visible. An Uniphos Air Quality Measuring Kit allows you to ventilate and consciously creating a healthy indoor climate!
In areas where relatively many people stay such as schools, kindergartens, meeting rooms, sports halls, factories, and of course offices and homes – often lack of sufficient fresh air due to poor ventilation. Ventilation is not only necessary to provide the necessary O2, but also to release the exhaled air, odors, moisture and pollutants like radon, a radioactive gas that is released from concrete, brick, cement, plaster and solvents released from paint, flooring, chipboard and cleaning substances, also known as Volatile Organic Ccompounds (VOC’s). VOC’s are a collection of hydrocarbon compounds which evaporate easily.
People breathe oxygen (O2) and carbon dioxide (CO2). The CO2 concentration in the air is related to the human body released contaminants and pathogens, and is therefore a good indicator of the quality of indoor air. The higher the CO2 concentration, the worse the air quality. The exposure limit is reached when the CO2 concentration is increased to 1,200 ppm. With CO this is 25ppm.
To focus unilaterally on energy, the risk of an unhealthy indoor air quality rises. If you have better insulation, you should be more aware to ventilate.
Even buildings with mechanical- or balance ventilation should still can have profits of having a Uniphos Air Quality Measuring Kit, to make sure that the ventilation system is functioning properly.