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Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Home

12-16 2020

With worsening air pollution in our cities caused by carbon dioxide emissions, toxic petrol fumes, industrial exhaust gases and even the seasonal haze, we don't have to be reminded that our outdoor air quality isn't the best. Home is the safest place for us to take deep breaths without worries, or is it?

You might be surprised to find out that indoor air may not be as clean as you think. In fact, it can often be 2–5 times more polluted than outdoor air! Now that we are spending more hours at home than ever, it's about time to take a closer look at the indoor air quality in our homes and make sure that the air we are breathing in will only do good for our health.

W0202012_WM_01_airquality    Did you know that common allergic reactions and respiratory problems could be caused by bacteria and allergens within your home's indoor air? Take action to improve the indoor air quality in your home with innovative home appliances today.

First of all, we need to look out for the air pollutants lurking in our homes. With Malaysia being a tropical country, humidity and heat levels are high all year round, both of which contribute to microbial growth in the air. Among the common airborne particles, bacteria and mould are invisible to the naked eye, yet threaten to cause allergic reactions and respiratory problems.

Therefore, when selecting one of the most common appliances in Malaysian homes—the air conditioner—it is important to pick one that helps eliminate bacteria and allergens from the indoor air in your home. Haier's Smart Clean air conditioners have a Nano Silver Ion Coating that kills two birds with one stone, it effectively kills 99.9% of bacteria and inhibits bacterial growth too.

W0202012_WM_02_airquality    The self-cleaning Smart Clean function and anti-bacterial Nano Silver Ion Coating in Haier's Smart Clean Expert Inverter air conditioners work together to kill bacteria, inhibit bacterial growth, and strip off dirt and dust automatically to maintain clean air at all times.

Air conditioners, however, require regular maintenance to ensure proper air flow as well as effective performance. Over time, dust and microorganisms may accumulate within its components; if your air conditioner is used consistently without regular cleaning, you are basically spewing all these unwanted airborne particles back into your home.

Haier's Smart Clean function is a patented world-class technology that will solve this problem in the most fuss-free way. It is a setting that conducts a deep cleaning of the air conditioner by freezing up to 30% more moisture, then automatically stripping off dirt from the evaporator with a strong cold expansion force. All it takes is for you to press the button on the remote control and the chore will be done within 20 minutes.

W0202012_WM_03_airquality    One of the main factors that affect indoor air quality is the kitchen. To collect smoke and oil fumes effectively, the Haier HH-T895 ventilation hood is designed with a Deep Pyramid Cavity Filter and runs on DD Inverter Motor by Fisher & Paykel for strong suction power and the lowest possible noise.

The next factor that affects your indoor air quality is none other than the kitchen. Aside from the by-products of gas stove combustion, cooking can also generate unhealthy air pollutants including greasy build-up and unpleasant smells that linger in your home. Commonly used cooking oils such as olive oil have a low smoke point, while moisture in foods pull a fine mist of oil into the air as they rapidly turn into steam.

The advice is, ventilate as you cook. Most people report not using ventilation hoods as often as they should be, for reasons such as it is not needed if it is not heavy cooking, or that it is too noisy. Hence it is important to select a ventilation hood that suits all types of cooking, and one that you genuinely enjoy using every time you cook.

The first ventilation hood that utilises an energy-saving inverter in Malaysia is Haier's HH-T895 Ventilation Hood with DD Inverter Motor by Fisher & Paykel. Its 120mm Deep Pyramid Cavity Filter powerfully extracts smoke and oil fumes as you cook at the low noise of 48.62 dBA. You can choose to use its Soft-Touch Control for light cooking and the One-Touch Boost for heavy cooking whenever necessary.

W0202012_WM_04_airquality    Cleaning your home daily is the number one rule to good quality indoor air. Make it an easier task by investing in the Haier Robot Vacuum Cleaner with a 3-in-1 function that will eliminate all dust, dirt, and debris before you even realise that they existed.

Last but not least, good housekeeping habits are key to good quality indoor air at home. If you have a busy lifestyle, Haier's Robot Vacuum Cleaner can be an efficient assistant to this daily task by sweeping, sucking, and mopping the floors of your home all at once. It will certainly leave no chance for dust, pet hairs, and lightweight debris to gather.

Now that you have learned how to take proactive steps to improve the indoor air quality in your home, you can breathe easier knowing that you and your loved ones will have a healthier environment to live in.