1. Create a ventilation schedule Everyone knows that the apartment needs to be ventilated. True, most often they remember this only when their head hurts or it becomes completely stuffy. But if you do not ventilate your home daily, the concentration of carbon dioxide will constantly increase in the air, and mold or fungus may also start.
There are a few simple rules that will always maintain optimal air circulation:
1. The room in which you stay for several hours in a row needs to be ventilated every 2 hours. In winter, it is enough to open the window for 3-5 minutes, in the warm season – for 15-20 minutes.
2. One small window is not enough. To properly ventilate the room, open the large window sash.
3. To provide ventilation in a space where there are no windows (for example, in a corridor), open all the windows and interior doors in the apartment at the same time. This creates an air draft, which allows you to ventilate all corners of the housing.
2. Install a carbon dioxide sensor Where the tenants of the apartment stay for a long time, it makes sense to install carbon dioxide sensors. Usually, we decide it’s time to air out the room based on our own feelings, but this is not the most reliable indicator.
3. Get an air purifier For allergy sufferers and those who live in a big city, airing does not always bring relief. In addition to oxygen from the street, dust and pollen enter the apartment. This does not eliminate the need to ventilate the apartment but adds the task of additionally purifying the air.
4. Clean hoods and air conditioners regularly Air conditioners and hoods have filters that must be cleaned in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Those that need to be replaced are usually replaced every 5-6 months. And those that can be washed should be cleaned every 1.5-2 months of regular use.
5. Install a humidifier or dehumidifier Ventilation and air purification practically do not affect the level of humidity in the apartment. If the air in your house is consistently too dry (for example, in winter, when central heating radiators are working) or, conversely, too damp, this needs to be corrected.