Curious about the quality of your home’s air? Well, experts say there are some surefire signs that indicate your indoor air quality (IAQ) isn’t up to scratch. We’ve recapped the main ones, so you can take a look at your own home and see for yourself.
Brrrr! Winter has arrived. It’s the time of the year when we pack our swimsuits and switch our air conditioning from cooling to heating to keeping us warm and cosy in these cold and dormant months, and as always – a little preventative maintenance can often save a lot of expense and inconvenience down the track.
While it may be invisible, indoor air quality (IAQ) has a big impact on our health and comfort at home. It’s easy to assume the air we breathe is pretty clean – but the truth is, many of us aren’t even aware of the minute microbes and ultrafine particles that we live with every day.
In spite of Australia’s temperate climate, many of us still find winter hard to take. From the struggle of getting up on frosty mornings, to the never-ending saga of draft-proofing our homes, the colder months come with all sorts of challenges – and the one thing most of us crave is a nice cosy home.
It can be difficult to keep cosy in winter without constantly adjusting the room temperature, especially in older, drafty Australian houses. If you have heating or reverse cycle air conditioning, the trick is to find the perfect setting – one that allows you to stay comfy, without breaking the budget.