Ventilation of your living space is still an important element to consider, even during the fall and winter. Unfortunately, many of us choose or forget not to open the windows for fear of catching a cold. Additionally, those who ventilate their apartment during cold seasons often do so inefficiently, risking excessive heating bills.
Here’s how to optimally and efficiently ventilate your interior without wasting your energy!
Why do you need to ventilate your house in winter?
The ventilation of the apartment will renew the air.
Regular ventilation of the apartment allows us to “recycle” the air in the house. Thanks to this, we not only ensure good circulation, but also protection against winter ailments.
The lack of fresh air has a negative effect on us: it deteriorates the quality of our sleep, weakens our concentration, causes headaches and makes us feel sick. As research shows, every day, every hour, we need to provide the body with about 30 cubic meters of fresh air – this is the optimal dose for the body. It is very important to ventilate the apartment even when it is cold.
Ventilating the apartment also makes it more difficult for bacteria and viruses to grow inside us. We can bring them with us every time we return home; Unfortunately, we forget to wash our hands and leave these unwelcome guests in our homes. We also transfer germs to clothing or shoes. In a heated room in winter, it is very easy to multiply bacteria or viruses and get a seasonal disease when immunity is weakened.
By airing the apartment, we also regularly get rid of various chemicals that can have a negative impact on our long-term health.
Ventilating the apartment will prevent, among other things, the growth of mold and mildew.
Moisture is everywhere and comes from normal daily activities such as cooking, hot showers and baths, drying clothes, and breathing. However, it can be combated in another way, first of all by regularly airing the apartment.
Why is there too much moisture in the apartment at risk? First of all, it damages our coverings (walls, ceilings, floors): wallpapers, furniture or carpets in a room with too much humidity wear out quickly. The apartment may also begin to smell an unpleasant musty odor.
The humidity in the apartment also causes the growth of mold and fungus, which is harmful to health. Fungi cause diseases of the respiratory and nervous systems, as well as the skin, and contribute to the development of allergies. The ventilation of the apartment is essential to prevent this from happening.
Many people worry that airing out their homes in the winter will increase their heating bills.
The ventilation of the apartment should be frank, but short. A common mistake is to tilt the windows or leave them open for long hours with the radiators on at the same time. Instead, first, a few minutes before venting, turn off the radiators so their thermostats don’t react to outside temperatures.
Instead of tilting open windows, open them all the way for a few minutes. It will be much more efficient. It is best to ventilate several rooms at the same time by opening the doors to communicate the air.
So remember that it is important to ventilate your apartment regularly, even when it is very cold.
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