World Animal Day, the day we shine the spotlight on our beloved dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, etc.! As much as we love our pets, we can't deny that they produce nasty smells, dander, hair and moisture and also emit CO2. Long haired, short haired and hairless animals all cause indoor pollution. These pollutants affect indoor air quality. Fresh air is extremely important, both for you and your pet. Would you like to pamper yourself and your pet more, and not just on World Animal Day? Treat your pet and yourself to a clean environment!
Why is healthy air quality important for me and my pet?
A poorly ventilated room is three times more likely to have health problems. This is partly due to CO2. When you ventilate a room, the polluted air goes outside and is replaced by fresh air. This also prevents mould from growing in unseen places. In addition to poor, unhealthy air quality, mould also causes musty smells.
Do you want to be sure that you and your pet are always surrounded by clean indoor air? Then buy a CO2 meter. The CO2 meter will tell you when it is time to ventilate. You can also opt for CO2-controlled ventilation, where the ventilation system does all the work for you. It ventilates more when the air quality is poor and less when it is not necessary. Simple and energy efficient!
Do not forget to leave the ventilation on when you are not at home. After all, your pet is at home and needs fresh air. A lack of fresh indoor air can also lead to health problems for animals. Windows cannot always be opened due to burglary or the weather, which makes good ventilation crucial.
How do I get rid of my pet's bad smell?
At some point, you become blind to certain smells in your home. When you have visitors, you don't want them to notice musty smells in your home. These musty smells are caused by, among other things, humidity, CO2 and the body odours of our pets.
Remedies such as room sprays and scented candles are only temporary and also unhealthy for you and your four-legged friend. Your pet is not a temporary resident in your home, so why choose temporary solutions? If you ventilate constantly, bad smells won't stand a chance. You no longer have to think about the bad smells at home when you have visitors. An air purifier also offers a solution to eliminate unpleasant odours in the home.
How can I reduce my pet allergy?
If you are allergic to your pet, you will usually experience discomfort after coming into contact with the animal. Usually the discomfort starts within half an hour. There is an early and a late reaction to an allergic reaction. The first reaction often manifests itself in a runny nose, watery and itchy eyes and sneezing fits. The late reaction causes a blocked nose, coughing, wheezing, headache, fatigue, chest tightness and often skin discomfort.
A ventilation system provides relief from these physical complaints. Through this system, the air is continuously refreshed. If you supplement your ventilation with an air purifier, allergens will be removed from the air.
Ventilation tips for you and your pet
TIP 1: Ensure good ventilation
We've mentioned this tip before in this blog, but it's definitely the most important. Inadequate ventilation increases the risk of health problems for you and your pet. A MVHR system will ensure that air is automatically supplied and extracted. Don't feel like doing a big renovation? Then opt for mechanical ventilation or a decentralised MVHR system.
TIP 2: Buy a CO2 meter
A CO2 meter will tell you exactly when the air is unhealthy and when it is time to ventilate. This CO2 meter from EnviSense measures both CO2 content and humidity.
TIP 3: Buy an air purifier
We have already mentioned this tip. An air purifier is an excellent addition to good ventilation. Air purifiers remove pollutants and dirt from the air. AIR8's 260i NANO and 280 NANO air purifiers are ideal for use in rooms up to 30 m2. Thanks to the 6-stage filtration, the air in your home will be clean again in no time!