Airing Out Your Home in Evanston, IL

Many homes these days are built with great insulation that keeps the house warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The bad news is that the same insulation that keeps the heat and coolness indoors also keeps in all the pollutants that can be harmful to you.  Airing Out your home is essential to your health.

Below are some of the things that can be trapped in your house that proper ventilation can help fix;

* Moisture. Home and health enemies such as mold, mildew, bacteria, dust mites, dry rot, and insects thrive on moisture.

* Cigarette smoke. We all know the harmful effects of cigarette smoke, both first and secondhand.

* Combustion products. Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, soot, are produced by fuel-burning heating equipment, gas water heaters, fireplaces, woodstoves, gas ranges, and candles. 

* Heat. Sun exposure can cause overheating in the attic.

* Particles. Dust and dust mites, pet dander, pollen, lead, and asbestos.

* Common household chemicals. Some cleaning products emit chemical residues in the home, not to mention fumes from paints, solvents, pesticides, odors and formaldehyde from furniture, carpet, and building materials.

The best way to move air through your home is by opening the windows on opposite sides of the house. This will put the breeze through your house.

If there is no breeze to take advantage of, open the lowest and highest windows in your home to create a "chimney effect" that pulls air through the house. You can increase the effect of either method with reversible window fans. Set the one on the side where the breeze is coming in to push air into the house and set the one on the other side to suck the air out.

Airing Out Your Home is the best thing to due to keep allergies and sickness out of your home. 

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