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Stuffy Room? It’s Time To Open Those Closed Windows And Doors

Dust buildup, allergens, and other forms of indoor air pollution cause a stuffy room and other IAQ issues. Opening those closed windows and doors frequently can help keep indoor air pollution at bay.

Why Are Closed Windows and Doors Problematic?

Air exchange is an important part of indoor air quality. Dusting, vacuuming, and sweeping will help to reduce dust, but each time you clean, some of that dust also gets sent into the air. If you have closed windows and doors, the air won't have anywhere to go, leaving dust to simply fall back onto your surfaces after you finish cleaning, leaving you with a stuffy room.

How To Know If Closed Windows And Doors Are Causing Your Stuffy Room

  • Indoor air pollution can cause allergy and asthma problems or worsen the problem you might already have. If you feel lousy at home but better everywhere else, the problem could be in the air.

  • If you clean often but the furniture and other surfaces in your home have a heavy accumulation of dust, the problem is likely that you're not getting enough fresh air in.

Didn't work? If your home's air is still showing signs of indoor allergens( https://homex.com/ask/indoor-allergens) or dust buildup, there might be something else going on that you can't see yourself. You can reach out to our Remote Assist experts for a virtual diagnosis.

What To Do If A Lack Of Fresh Air Is The Problem?

To reduce allergen and dust buildup in your home, you should avoid closed windows and doors as often as possible. Keep your windows and doors open as often as the weather allows.

If opening things up doesn't seem to solve the issue, reach out to our Remote Assist experts for help hunting down the problem.

NOTE: This content is for informational purposes only, and HomeX and its affiliates disclaim all liability related to it. If you decide to perform any tasks based on this information, you assume all risks, including the risk of loss or damage to property or personal injury.

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