Fresh indoor air tends to disappear during the winter season. This is because 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
When the temperatures become lower, homeowners are more cognizant of all the air leaks around their home. They tightly seal any cracks in insulation that could allow drafts into the home. Drafts are usually around windows, doors, rim joists, and where pipes and wires enter the house. As a result, the home seals off from any fresh air and increase the concentrations of both pollutants and allergens in the home. Improving insulation around the home increases comfort and lower heating bills. But, the downside is a decreased indoor air quality. If the contaminants are trapped in your home, they gather and multiply quickly. Trapping air will lead to unhealthy conditions especially if you have a weak immune system.
Combustion Gases and Smoke
Oil, gas, cigarette smoke, coal, kerosene, wood, and any other combustion sources can lead to indoor air pollution Appliances such as wood-burning stoves, water heaters, fireplaces, dryers, and stoves that use any of these fuels can lead to indoor air pollution and other residential contaminants.
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 easily and allergens can be redistributed through the air over and over. Carpets act as dirt traps until they were vacuumed. The air above 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 of your carpet is important to the removal of indoor contaminants. Alpine Cleaners highly recommend vacuuming on a regular basis 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 service to ensure your home and carpet are fresh, clean and allergy-free this winter.