Three Easy Steps To Improve Your Indoor Air Quality And Keep The Virus Risk Index Low
As we continue to manage our lifestyles in times where COVID19 still affects millions of people, it has become even more important for us to take care of our indoor air quality. The world’s leading scientists have confirmed that the primary transmission method of COVID19 is through the air as aerosols1.
The team at aria created the Virus Risk Index to give us all a quick reference for the quality of our indoor air, and to keep us protected from any viruses that could potentially be spread indoors.
If you haven’t read about the Virus Risk Index yet, click here first.
There are 3 easy steps to keep your risk for transmission indoors low:
1. Monitoring Your Air Quality
- Air quality monitors are like a scale, they provide us with information about the current status of our air and let us know through the Air Quality Index if it is good, OK, or if we need to do anything to fix it
- Quite often, our indoor air quality can be worse than outdoors (read more here), which makes monitoring even more important
- The aria AirTest is the only air quality monitor currently available in Indonesia that can indicate Virus Risk Index, while also letting you know if your indoor air is healthy. If you want to get one, click here.
2. Cleaning Your Air With Purifiers
- Air purifiers work by taking the air in an individual room, and pulling it through a HEPA filter, removing pollution particles, dust, viruses and bacteria from the air
- In December 2020, a study published by the Goethe University in Frankfurt confirmed that using air purifiers can reduce aerosol concentration in a classroom by up to 90% in 30 minutes2.
- The aria Pure40 air purifier comes with HEPA filtration, is simple to set up and connects to the nafas app for easy access. If you don’t have one, click here to learn more.
3. Ventilate Your Room When Outdoor Air Quality Is Good
- Opening your windows and doors is important to let “new” air into your home, and give a chance for the “old” air inside to leave
- Ventilation is good ONLY if the air quality outside is good,
- Keep track of outdoor air quality near your home by saving your favorite locations on the nafas app - just press the ❤️ anywhere in the app!
The good news is that unlike outdoors, we can have full control of our indoor environment and can make the necessary adjustments to create ideal conditions and reduce chances of transmission in the event that the virus is present inside.
If you don’t have them yet, read more about the aria AirTest home air quality monitor and the aria Pure40 purifier here.