Staying at home during quarantine is the big reality of 2020. Amidst concerns Covid-19, people have been living and staying at home more than they have for years. But staying at home has its disadvantages.

Aside from the usual logistics problems with working, shopping for groceries and getting access to services like the barber shop or the dentist, staying at home keeps you inside an indoor space. As we like to point out at uHoo, indoor air is generally not as clean as outdoor air thanks to the lack of ventilation inherent in enclosed spaces, and staying at home all the time isn’t always good for one’s health.

Air that stays in the same place without ventilation can quickly go bad, and air quality suffers. There are many things that can go wrong, and air quality monitors are there to tell us what’s happening to the air we breath, affecting the quality of our lives and our daily comfort. And more to the point, it can affect your immune system.

Studies have been made linking poor air with a suppressed immune response. That means that you are more likely to get sick from viruses and other microbes in the air. The air you breathe can have a huge effect on avoiding illnesses. The worse the quality of the air, the more susceptible you are to viruses.

Better air is a better life, after all. If we want to make a healthy, comfortable living space we need to pay attention to the air, and in particular the temperature and humidity in our homes.

A lot of research has been done in the field, and uHoo has identified and put the science to work with the Virus Index. Knowing what to look for and identifying actionable items can go a long way in creating a comfortable home for you and your family.

Read our White Paper on the relationship between air quality and viruses.