Proper ventilation helps keep fresh air flowing through your Austin, Texas, home. Having a well-ventilated home is important year round, but it is even more important during the winter. Be aware of the following issues that cause poor ventilation in your home and result in health issues for you and your family.

Condensation

Condensation forms when humid air meets a cold surface, and it is more noticeable in the winter due to the vast difference between the temperatures inside and outside your home. Humidity increases the amount of condensation there is inside your home. More condensation causes more biological growth, which can pose a threat to your family’s health, especially to people who have allergies or asthma.

Condensation can also damage your windows and walls. As tempting as it might be to keep the windows and doors shut during the winter, you should let air from outside flow into your home at least once per day. This ventilates your home naturally and reduces the humidity and condensation levels inside your home.

Indoor Pollutants

Indoor pollutants are a toxic combination of home chemicals such as cleaning supplies, cosmetics, air fresheners, art supplies, and home renovation supplies. If your home is not properly ventilated, these pollutants can’t escape. If they linger, they will worsen your home’s air quality.

Your home’s indoor air quality can significantly affect your family’s health, and it is especially critical to maintain healthy air quality during the winter when you and your family spend more time indoors. During the cold months, you are more susceptible to the flu and other illnesses, so make sure that your home’s air quality is not the source of more health problems.

Avoid health concerns related to condensation and indoor pollutants by ventilating your home. While there are many ways to ventilate your home naturally, it is also important to have proper ventilation systems in place for the winter ahead. Call Weathermen Mechanical today at 325-455-8621 to learn more about how we can help keep your home properly ventilated.

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