Indoor stuffiness can be a persistent problem for Cheverly, MD homeowners regardless of the season. Here are a few tips we recommend for banishing room stuffiness and boosting indoor air quality.

Open the Windows

One way to immediately freshen up a stuffy room is by opening the windows on a cool day. Allow the room to ventilate this way for at least half an hour. When you do this regularly, your home won’t have time to develop that stuffy feeling.

Turn on the Fan

Running a fan in a stuffy room helps circulate the air, making it feel fresher. This is especially helpful in areas of the home without windows. Run your ceiling fan with your air conditioner to move that old, stale air out and invite new, fresh air in.

Address Musty Items

Musty smells contribute to a room’s stuffy feeling, which is why you want to remove any items like that from the house and place them outside. Leaving them in the sun for several hours kills any mold and bacteria. You can then bring those odor-free things back inside.

For surfaces, banish indoor mildew with a mixture of distilled white vinegar and water. Spray anything that smells or has mold spots. While the room will smell like vinegar for a while, it does evaporate and the odor fades quickly, leaving you with a fresher-smelling home.

Use a Dehumidifier

Running a dehumidifier is a great option if your home tends to get musty. You can even upgrade your HVAC system with a whole-home dehumidifier to make sure your family enjoys the best indoor air quality possible. If you can’t make that type of investment now, run a portable dehumidifier in a stuffy room when needed.

A consistently stuffy room is a clear sign that your home has indoor air quality issues. When none of these tips work, call Griffith Energy Services at 888-474-3391 to have one of our HVAC technicians diagnose the problem.

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