Frigid temperatures and frozen snow will soon cover all evidence of spring flowers (and their pesky pollen) and fall ragweed, rendering allergies gone, right? Wrong! While the air certainly changes in the winter, that doesn’t mean all air is cleaner when temperatures dip. Here are four reasons why.
4 Reasons Indoor Air isn’t Cleaner in the Winter
You will be indoors much, much more
Aside from the occasional sled racing adventure or snowman building expedition, you will likely want to stay warm inside this winter. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, people spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. “A growing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities.” Yuck!
The EPA goes on to say that for many people, the risks to health may be greater due to the air pollution indoors versus the outdoors, rendering indoor wintertime air less clean than we originally thought.
You’ll cut off all ventilation
Windows will be shut, maybe even sealed. Drafty doors will be remedied. And every inch of your home will be barricaded with the intent of keeping that blustery weather outside. While this means you will be warmer (and your energy bills will be lower), it also means irritants remain stagnant due to the lack of air circulation.
Not only is your indoor air not cleaner in the winter months, it may actually be even dirtier than other seasons of the year!
Pets don’t want to be outside either
Blizzards and frost mean all members of your family want to remain indoors this time of year, and this includes your furry friends. Speaking of fur, those thick winter coats are no joke. Shedding and dander linger in your home, wreaking havoc on your indoor air quality—even in the winter.
Your heat source adds to the problem
A wood-burning fireplace plus a dusty furnace plus lack of fresh air circulation equals indoor allergens, including dust mites and mold spores. Wintertime means this equation is working against your indoor air quality, rendering you (nearly) defenseless against the elements.
But there is an answer! Irritating particles making themselves at home in your wintertime haven don’t stand a chance against a living air purifier. By placing an air purifier in the rooms you spend the most time in (think living space, bedroom and home office), you can help eliminate indoor allergens and irritants, making your air cleaner this winter.
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