my home is too stuffy

After a long day at work, school, or just being out and about, all you can think about is how nice it’s going to feel when you finally return home and enter the cool paradise of the indoors. But then – BLAM! Instead of a blast of frigid air awaiting you, you’re greeted with humid, stagnant stuffiness – the exact thing you were trying to escape in the first place! While it’s definitely an unpleasant situation to find yourself in, it isn’t one you need to subject yourself to for too long, and you don’t have to.

Solving this issue usually involves just a handful of easy, quick DIY methods you can knock out all at once, or gradually if you’re so inclined. The indoor air pros at Freedom Air & Heat have a handy list of tips and tricks you can utilize to make sure the sweltering air soon becomes a thing of the past. By incorporating even a few of these, your home will soon become the haven of cool air it is intended to be during these hot summer months.

My Home Is Too Stuffy! But Why?

When a home’s air becomes too stagnant, it’s usually a result of one or more of a few things. They generally tend to occur over time, either because they involve rooms you don’t enter too often, or because there are underlying factors that you might not recognize until it’s too late.

  • The biggest factor is likely because the affected rooms aren’t receiving enough ventilation. When the air doesn’t have anywhere to go, the natural airflow is obviously eliminated, leaving the air nothing to do but hang out.
  • It could also be because too much excess moisture is inhabiting the surfaces in the affected rooms, generating a lot of humidity that will contribute to the stuffy sensation. This could be a symptom of a larger issue at hand, in which case you’ll need to consult a professional.

How Do I Get Rid of the Stuffy-ness?

Glad you asked. Most of the ways to eliminate stuffiness won’t take long at all, and some of these strategies can actually spruce up the look of your home in addition to solving an air-quality issue.

  • Leave doors open: Even though you might not use all the rooms in your home – especially ones like the basement or a rarely utilized guest room – leaving the doors open will allow the air in there to circulate correctly, eliminating the stuffiness.
  • Invest in moisture-eliminating supplements: Two of the more efficient ways to rid your home of humidity are by purchasing moisture-absorbing plants or a dehumidifier. They perform the same job, but plants will add an element of natural interior design to whichever room they’re placed in!
    • Tillandsia is a good choice. They don’t require a root system to thrive and they feed off of airborne moisture, so they’re extremely adaptable.
  • Use blinds that reflect heat: A no-brainer. Getting the right type of blinds is a foolproof way to make sure the hot weather conditions that exacerbate the stuffiness aren’t allowed to enter in the first place.

Using these simple solutions will ensure you aren’t saddled with more disappointing (and exhausting) entries into your home, and instead deliver a much more pleasant greeting when you open the door to a newly stuffy-less home! While these should provide the results you’re looking for, not every case is the same.

If your home has a moisture problem that goes beyond what we talked about above, or if you’d just prefer to let the professionals handle it, let Freedom Air & Heat take care of everything!

Give us a call at 321-631-6886 and schedule an appointment today!