Secrets for having a pleasant interior to live in
What does a comfortable home look like? A light-bathed interior, where it is not too hot or too cold, with purified air.
Our well-being, our health is at stake: respiratory allergies are constantly on the increase, frequently making a large dent in our wallets. For each of these elements, it is possible to optimize your comfort and sometimes even save on your energy bills. Here are a few secrets for a perfect, cozy nest.
des Français sont soucieux
de leur consommation.
Hardly surprising when we know that reducing the
temperature by 1°C can save 7% of our consumption.
It’s not a question of shivering under three blankets
and wearing two jumpers whilst watching the TV either!
So, what is the right temperature?
Ideally between 17°C and 19°C,
with light variations: cooler in the bedroom if you have a good duvet and a bit warmer in the bathroom so you don’t catch cold when you get out of the shower.
Let the sun come in and chase away those winter blues!
It’s a well-known fact, we need light to recharge our batteries. This is why we can often experience considerable fatigue and low morale during winter.
In fact, 19% of the French population suffer from winter blues, and 75% of these are women. The explanation is simple: it is the retina which registers light during the day and regulates the sleep hormone, melatonin, at night.
A few simple things should help to brighten up your interior and your mood: play with light colors, glossy effects, mirrors, but also regularly clean the windows and opt for netting over blackout curtains. Choose a minimalist décor, use candles …
Air quality: we can breathe again!
We often tend to believe that air is less polluted in our homes than outside.
However, it is actually five times more polluted inside than outside!
Hence we need to do certain things:
Don’t smoke inside, not even near a window
Avoid not only home fragrances and other incense
Avoid also allergenic plants or those requiring water
Hang your laundry up outside if possible
Air out all the rooms in the house every day for at least ten minutes
Regularly check aeration systems
Be careful about which cleaning products you use
Did you know? Air purifiers improve your home’s well-being
You can also opt for an air purifier. Preferably choose one with a efficient filtration system. Verify that the system is well sealed and that the air flow is suitable for the size of the room.
Finally, check the noise it produces: if over 40 decibels, you will definitely find it hard to get to sleep! The Intense Pure Air XL Purifier from Rowenta incorporates a unique, ultra-efficient system which combines four levels of filtration to capture 99.98% of fine particles and removes formaldehyde, responsible for irritations, allergies or even asthma attacks and cancer.
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