Fresh indoor air tends to disappear during the winter season. The windows are usually closed because of the lower temperature outside. Ironically, homeowners tend to worry about the unhealthy outdoors when the air indoors is almost worse for them. They also primarily focus on keeping their home at a comfortable temperature instead of keeping their indoor air quality fresh and clean.
How Winter Weather Contributes To Indoor Air Quality Problems
As temperatures drop, homeowners become more aware of air leaks around their homes. They tightly seal cracks in the insulation that allow drafts into the house. Drafts are usually found around windows, doors, joists, and where pipes and wires enter your home. As a result, the apartment blocks all fresh air, increasing the concentration of pollutants and allergens within the apartment. Better insulation around the house increases comfort and reduces heating costs. The downside, however, is that it reduces indoor air quality. Once contaminants are trapped inside your home, they accumulate and multiply rapidly. Trapped air creates an unhealthy conditions, especially if your immune system is weak.
Combustion Gases and Smoke
Oil, gas, cigarette smoke, coal, kerosene, wood, and all other combustion sources can lead to indoor air pollution. While wood stoves, water heaters, fireplaces, dryers, and furnaces that use these fuels Such devices can lead to indoor air pollution. Indoor air pollution and other residential pollutants.
Dirt and Dust
The dust circulation causes clogged air filters and indoor air quality problems. Researchers have discovered that dust and particles quickly fall into a horizontal surface. When airborne particles settle on hard or smooth floors, they spread quickly, and allergens can be redistributed through the air over and over. Carpets act as dirt traps until they are vacuumed. The air above the carpet contains fewer allergens and dust mites than the air above hard surfaces. Carpet is an asset that holds allergens out of the air until they are vacuumed away. So the carpet must be vacuumed and cleaned often enough.
Maintaining Good Indoor Air Quality Is Important During Winter
Your Indoor Air Is Important To Us!
Vacuuming your carpet is important for the removal of indoor contaminants. Alpine Cleaners highly recommend regular vacuums, especially with a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filtered vacuum. These HEPA vacuums are more effective compared to conventional vacuums. This filter will help improve indoor air quality by trapping allergens like pollen, pet dander, and dust mites. We provide professional deep carpet cleaning services to ensure your home and carpet are fresh, clean, and allergy-free this winter.