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How poor outdoor air quality can affect your home

Pollution outside can make the air indoors unhealthy. Our air purifiers can help

Middle-aged couple reading and relaxing on their bed while enjoying good indoor air quality

Opening the windows and breathing fresh air in is one of life's great pleasures. But what if the outdoor air quality is poor? Here's how a Daikin air purifier can transform the air you breathe in your home

Indoor and outdoor air pollution

Fresh air is a precious thing, but if you live anywhere near an urban area, it's very rare. Pollution, fumes, allergens and other nasties are lurking outside that can affect your health, particularly if you have allergies.

Even if you keep all your windows and doors closed, outdoor air quality can affect your home as pollution can find its way into buildings through cracks and ventilation systems. Dust and pollen, as well as gaseous pollutants like carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide can all infiltrate indoor spaces affecting your health and well-being. Indoor and outdoor air pollution are often linked.

What are the effects of unhealthy air quality?

You might not notice the health effects of poor air quality straightaway, but long-term exposure can lead to a variety of health problems, including respiratory issues, headaches and eye, nose and throat irritation. In some cases, it can also exacerbate existing conditions, such as asthma.

If you are having difficulty sleeping, that could be down to indoor and outdoor air pollution. Allergens such as bacteria, fungi, and dust mites can cause frequent sneezing, nose congestion, a runny nose and a sore throat for anyone who may be susceptible. So when you go to bed your breathing can be affected and your sleep routine might be disrupted, making you feel tired all day.

Healthy cat sitting on the couch enjoying good air quality
Middle-aged couple reading and relaxing on their bed while enjoying good indoor air

Solutions to improve air quality

An air purifier is a perfect solution to improve indoor air quality as it can help mitigate the effects of your outside environment. It can filter out small particles, pollen and gaseous pollutants from the air.

Each Daikin air purifier has a high-performing electrostatic HEPA filter that lasts for ten years and can remove tiny particles such as dust, pollen and pet dander.

The benefits of using an air purifier to reduce pollution and irritants are manifold. An air purifier can relieve asthma symptoms, eliminate toxic chemicals from your indoor environment and remove unpleasant smells.

Another benefit of improving the air quality in your home is that it reduces your family’s exposure to diseases such as the common cold and flu. Without a purifier, everyone is breathing the same air, so if there are viruses floating around they are likely to spread. The air purifiers’ HEPA filters trap these bacteria and viruses minimising airborne diseases.

Ready to tackle the poor air quality in your home? Discover our air purifier solutions!