How Extensive Co2 affects Indoor Air Quality

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Us humans breathe in oxygen and out carbon dioxide. There is obviously nothing bad at all with this since it’s how nature intended it to be. But ever since we started making airtight houses the norm, we’ve basically mass manufactured buildings without a natural airflow. This means that the air we breathe out (Co2) doesn’t get replaced by oxygen, and we are therefore affected by extensive Co2. 

 

You have most likely experienced the consequences of this many times in your life. Some of the consequences of this can be that we feel tired, get brain fog, headaches, itchy eyes, itchy noses, dizziness, memory lapses, frequent colds and more. This is generally an impediment in day to day life, but it’s of especial cost if you experience these problems in a business environment because then many thousands are lost every day. 

 

So! How do we solve the problem of extensive Co2? 

 

The obvious thing to do here is first of all to open windows so that the building is balanced in it’s oxygen and Co2 levels. But this will allow particulate matter (PM) to get a foot inside your building and this is possible even worse if you live in a highly polluted area like Bangkok or London. 

 

So, what we need to do in this case is to bring in fresh air from the outside but filter it before it arrives inside the home. We do this by installing an air handling unit that draws air from outside, and then filters the incoming air. It’s of course of the highest importance that the air is highly filtered, and you can check out the best filters in the marketplace here, and read more about electrostatic filters here.