Ventilate the house is something that should be done every day to clean the air. Sometimes it is said that there is more pollution inside houses than outside, due to lack of ventilation. Especially in winter, when it is more difficult to open the windows of the house, toxins accumulate inside the home, caused by cigarette smoke, humidity, various gases (air fresheners, food, heating). And ventilating the house is essential to clean the air you breathe and not have negative consequences for your health.
So, if you want to find out how to ventilate a house in winter, keep reading this article in which we are going to reveal all the details.
Steps to follow
Choose the ideal moment to open the windows of the apartment or house. Do not worry, if the air passes well with 5 minutes will be enough. A good time is in the morning when you wake up, or at the hottest time of the day, so that the temperature of the house drops as little as possible.
Ventilate the house in the morning is good because then you have all day to raise the temperature.
Open the windows completely and close the doors, so that they are ventilated room by room, without making a general current. Actually, what you need is to renew the air in the rooms, so you don’t need to make a big draft. It is highly recommended to do so if you ventilate in the morning, or at a time when it is cold.
Leave the window open for 5-10 minutes and leave the room. Go back inside and close it again.
Another, more direct, quicker, and more effective way to ventilate the house in winter is to open all the windows in the house at once and make the airflow.
To do this, open the doors of the house one by one and let the air pass through. In this way, you will manage to purify the atmosphere of your home entirely and eliminate all possible toxins from it.
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However, with this option, you will be colder, so you can take advantage of some time when there is no one at home for several minutes at a time. Make sure that nobody is at home coming out of the shower and that the heating is not on.
This is a good practice to do at the hottest time of the day. Take advantage of the winter sun to open the windows and ventilate the house. Although if you prefer, do it in the morning so you don’t have to turn the heating on and off.
If your system is central, the heat will have been turned off during the night, so you can take advantage of these minutes before it turns on again to ventilate the floor properly.
In addition, you can also check our tricks to spend less heat in winter.
Another way to preserve healthy air in the house is not to pollute it so much. Try to reduce the use of sprays and of course of cigarettes inside the house. Another thing that we sometimes overuse and pollute the air a lot is incense, which despite its excellent smell, contains many toxins that are harmful when breathed. In fact, it is always advisable to put incense with the window open, precisely because of this.
Another practice that will help you keep the air in your house clean is to put the extractor on every time you use the kitchen and open the window when you are cooking any dish.
Finally, you can install an air filter or a dehumidifier. It is not the cheapest option, but for places where it is very cold in winter and especially in houses where older people live, it is the best option.
There are times when opening a window is a real nuisance. In such cases, it is better to save yourself more than one annoyance and cold by choosing an option that will bring us long-term benefits, such as installing a machine.
The dehumidifier will remove excess moisture and gases from the environment, while the filter will keep all the toxins in the environment, leaving you to live surrounded by fresh, clean air.
Translated and adapted by Noobuzz staff.