How to ensure healthy air quality for you and your kids

Dubai summer is usually marked with the onset of two things – high temperatures and even higher humidity. As a city with near-perennial summer, nearly all school activities are held indoors. All of us are aware of the significant impact of letting kids play outside during summer months. But spending time indoors is not nearly the alternative solution. 

An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) study indicates levels of indoor pollutants as two to five times (occasionally more than hundred times) higher than outdoor levels. This is particularly concerning for all school-goers as they tend to spend most of their time indoors. Indoor air quality is also linked to productivity and overall health and performances of students, teachers and all staff. 

Since Dubai is a city of near-perennial summer, schools and nurseries can take immediate and effective steps to ensure healthy air quality for their students. If applied successfully, it can vastly improve the building’s overall environment as well as aid in the core purpose of schools and nurseries i.e. to educate children. In fact, children are largely more susceptible to environmental risks as compared to adults. As they require more air intake, indoor air quality in schools is especially concerning. 

Living in Dubai, it is hard to escape high levels of humidity or the occasional sandstorm. This poses an immediate threat to the internal air quality circulating within schools and nurseries.Failure to take measured steps to improve air quality can result in poor health of staff and students. Respiratory illnesses, headaches, colds, cough and flu, eye irritation, shortness of breath, fatigue and other allergies are just some of the long-term impacts of poor indoor air quality.

The Problem

What steps can schools and nurseries in Dubai take to ensure a healthy, productive environment for their students and staff?

– Containment of outdoor air within classrooms 

Outdoor pollutants are an immediate threat to internal air quality levels within schools and nurseries. Despite ensuring that doors and windows are tightly closed, hot winds and humid air not only enter school buildings through windows and doors but also through ventilation systems. Over time this can cause build up of dust and other materials within AC ducts resulting in poor quality. Cleaner air ducts are directly linked with vast improvement in indoor air quality. Regular, thorough cleaning of air ducts can contain levels of outdoor air pollution within classrooms and nurseries and prevent airborne illnesses.

– Maintenance of optimum temperature levels and humidity levels 

Temperature is key to managing levels of humidity that seep through. They cannot be overlooked as thermal comfort is key for indoor air quality and even productivity. Consistent temperature levels must be maintained to ensure proper air flow within classrooms and reduce impact of external humidity levels.

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The Solution

With the help of experts in Moltocare, a Dubai-based company that provides services such as AC duct cleaning, AC cleaning, AC disinfection, AC maintenance and future care, managing and maintaining optimum indoor quality within schools and nurseries is easy. 

The Moltocare process begins with a complimentary assessment of your current air conditioning systems. Their team arrives at your school or nursery to inspect ventilation and AC units. Their post-inspection report indicates the level of deep cleaning required along with service recommendations for immediate improvement of indoor air quality. Their team of experts is trained to thoroughly disinfect ducts along with effectively clean ducts, resulting in a well-maintained AC and ventilation system.

To book a complimentary assessment of your AC systems in schools, nurseries, offices and homes, call Moltocare Dubai on 800-MOLTO or 04 8810811, or email us at info@moltocare.ae

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