Allergens in the indoor environment can come from house dust mites, pets, mould and pollen, among other things. Allergens are substances that can cause allergic reactions. An allergic reaction occurs when the body's immune system has a hypersensitive response to certain substances (allergens).
Moulds belong to a separate kingdom alongside the plant and animal kingdoms. Moulds consist of a network of mould filaments (hyphae). On these hyphae, spore carriers can develop in which spores are formed. Spores are very small particles (diameter 1-10 µm) that are often easily carried through the air, thereby allowing the mould to spread. For most moulds, temperatures between 4 and 40 °C and a relative humidity in the air of 70 to 100% are optimal. The moister the material, the faster most moulds grow. Moulds can grow with minimal nutrients which are usually extracted from carbon-containing organic materials such as wood, paper (wallpaper, cardboard exterior of plasterboard), paint, glue and leather.
Moulds grow well in a damp building or humid rooms such as the bathroom, shower and bedroom. A lot of mould in multiple places usually has a structural cause. Moulds make spores in order to reproduce. These are a type of seed that spread through the air and are not visible to the naked eye. Once the spores get to a place where there is sufficient moisture, they will germinate and a new mould spot will form. Mould spores occur naturally in the air, so they are everywhere and can be inhaled. Mould is common in the living environment, for example in house dust and vegetable, fruit and garden waste.
In damp homes, various micro-organisms occur that can impair one’s health, including mould and mould components, bacteria, house dust mites and volatile organic compounds such as formaldehydes from board material whose emission strength increases under the influence of moisture.
Indications showing the link between moisture, moulds and health effects: development and exacerbation of asthma, upper respiratory tract complaints (sore throat, sneezing, stuffy nose), coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and respiratory infections in children. ,/p>
A good humidity is between 40 and 60 percent. A lower humidity combined with dustiness can lead to irritation of the mucous membranes of the eyes, nose and throat.
Ventilation and airing
The air in your room can be regularly refreshed by opening windows and vents and turning on ventilation systems. The old, used air is then replaced and fresh outdoor air comes in. The air in the home can after all become polluted by all kinds of activities (cooking, showering, painting), substances can be released from various materials (building materials, carpets, furniture) and, in addition, people themselves spread odours and germs.
Heating the home
Heat your home well and evenly. The same goes for the bedrooms. Temperatures between 18°C and 20°C during the day are optimal. Do not let your house cool down too much at night, at least not below 15°C. When it gets too cold in the house, condensation can occur. This can be seen in fogged-up windows, for example.
The effective Clean Air Optima® filtration system frees the air from mold spores and:
Pure breathing air prerequisite for good health!
The quality of the indoor air we breathe is important for our health and well-being. The less dust and fewer allergens, micro-organisms and chemical contaminants we breathe in, the lower the risk of becoming sick.
Clean Air Optima® air purifiers are excellent at purging floating mould spores from indoor environments, not only achieving cleaner air, neutralising musty odours, but also above all creating an environment in which moulds find it difficult to thrive. Mould spores also spread less easily at lower humidity and temperatures.
Clean Air Optima® mobile dehumidifiers work preventively against mould!
Humidity is crucial for an optimal indoor climate. The optimum humidity recommended by medical specialists in enclosed spaces is between 40 and 60% relative humidity.
When the air in indoor spaces is too humid, the quality of life can be severely affected by mould spores, allergens and respiratory problems.
Application of a multifunctional Clean Air Optima ® dehumidifier with 2-in-1 system for dehumidification & air purification works preventively to avoid high humidity and destructive corrosion, harmful condensation, ice and mould formation, and the unwanted growth of dust mites, mould spores and bacteria. It also reduces odour transfer and is effective for drying the structure of existing and new buildings.
The powerful Clean Air Optima ® condensing dehumidifiers combat mould and rust, and prevent damage to interiors and valuable furnishings such as antiques and grand pianos.
In addition to the containment of mould spores, Clean Air Optima® 's multifunctional 2-in-1 dehumidifiers free the indoor air from suspended particles such as troublesome animal hairs, pollen and dust due to the integrated continuous and highly effective air purifier function with five-fold filter technology.
Allergy patients can finally return to healthy breathing!
The slim and sleek contours of the exclusive design and the neutral colour scheme make these compact dehumidifiers fit into any interior.
Clean Air Optima ® condensing dehumidifiers are suitable for automatic dehumidification due to the built-in hygrostat. Just set the desired humidity and these efficient dehumidifiers do the rest.
The high-end ceramic Clean Air Optima® Design PTC fan heaters 2-in-1 Heater and Fan have a power output of 1000/2000 Watts and are the perfect solution for comfortably (re)heating rooms up to 40m² / 100m³ on cool days and during the change of seasons, heating cold spots in your indoor space or in case of sudden cold. The energy-efficient fan heater has two setting options for the PTC heating and the fan: a timer for switching off between 1 and 12 hours and an adjustable thermostat for automatically regulating the desired temperature.