While it’s crucial to seal up the house against the cold during the Winter weeks, the stale indoor environment leads to some complications with our dust irritations.
- The dry air plus lack of fresh air coming in increases the amount of dust mites, med dander, mold spores plus VOCs circulating through the house.
From late autumn, throughout the Winter plus during most of Springtime, the outdoor temperature is too chilly to open the windows. Most of the contaminants are odorless plus impossible to see. The only way I realize there are complications is because of the systems they trigger. I might have trouble sleeping, feel fatigued and sluggish plus suffer from sneezing, coughing, headaches, sore throat plus itchy eyes. I’ve attempted to update indoor air conditions by often replacing air filters, scheduling professional heating/cooling repairs plus keeping a fresh house. I make sure to vacuum the carpets once or two times a week with a vacuum cleaner outfitted with a HEPA filter. I have removed most of the carpets in the house plus installed ceramic brick that is easier to keep clean. I properly launder bedding plus drapes in hot water. I’ve purchased covers that are supposed to protect against dust mites for all pillows, mattresses plus box springs. I am careful not to have clutter on any of our shelves or countertops that might trap dust. Every few years, I schedule duct cleaning… A bonded Heating plus A/C company uses what looks like a gigantic vacuum cleaner hose plus brush to detach the buildup of pollutants inside the pipes. I’ve just recently added an ionic air purification system that works to capture airborne irritants, kill pathogens and detach odors.