As the winter chill sets in and heating systems come on, airing your home remains crucial for a pleasant smell and your health. While leaving windows open for hours is common in summer, the approach changes in winter.
According to Linternaute experts, opening the windows in winter allows fresh air to circulate, improving indoor air quality by removing pollutants, odors and humidity. It is important to open the windows regularly throughout the day for about 5 to 10 minutes.
Experts recommend that 5 to 10 minutes of daily ventilation can significantly improve air quality without causing significant heat loss.
Various factors indicate whether a room needs more minutes of ventilation. For example, the size of the room and activities in it, such as cooking or exercise, significantly increase the ventilation time needed.
Weather conditions also play a role. On milder winter days, it’s easy to ventilate your home without significant heat loss. However, in bad weather conditions or very low temperatures, the duration should be reduced to minimize heat loss and prevent the house from cooling down.
Generally, it is preferable to “open” your home during the day when the outside temperature is not very low. It is not necessary to open the windows wide to achieve effective room ventilation. Even slightly open windows allow the air in the room to be renewed without causing a significant drop in temperature indoors.
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