How to Deal With Stale Air
Winter days makes us spend more of our time indoors. Energy efficient windows and doors prevent cold air from getting in, which is the point, but the thing is that we get to breathe the air of poor quality.
What is stale air?
When the exchange of outdoor and indoor air is low, harmful substances contribute to the degradation of indoor air quality. Some of those substances are volatile organic compounds released from the furniture, perfumes, and products of human activities. The mixture of these substances is commonly known as stale air. Breathing stale air can cause health issues such as allergies, respiratory airways irritations, asthma, fatigue.
Clean and fresh air affects our well being and makes our home feels fresh and welcoming. Here are some tips on how to freshen up your indoor air quality.
1. Frequent Ventilation
It is recommended to open your windows a couple of times during the day but looking from the perspective of energy efficiency it could affect negatively on your heating bill. Also, the winter air is not as clean as you think since the carbon emission is higher than usual at this part of the year.
2. Clean Regularly
Carpets, sofas, drapes, hardwood, and flooring are packed with dust and debris. Best way to clean these allergens is to use non-toxic unpleasant smell killer such is baking soda dissolved in warm water. Conduct the cleaning once in the week.
3. Odor Kill Service
Sometimes dirty vents could be the reason for stale air. Do not use deodorizers to remove odors since they would only mask the unpleasant smell. Instead, call your nearest HVAC technician to remove the odor at its source without masking agents or perfumes. Odor Kill is recommended as part of regularly scheduled maintenance.
Make breathing fresh air your priority.