As the weather finally starts to get warmer in the spring after a cold winter, it can be so tempting to open up the windows, air out the house, and enjoy the fresh air. However, if you or anyone else in your home suffers from allergies, this isn’t always the best course of action. Opening the windows will give pollen and other allergens the opportunity to enter your home.
At the same time, though, keeping every window closed all the time also isn’t the best choice. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, letting fresh air from outside into a home can improve the indoor air quality. So, what are you supposed to do with these two conflicting pieces of advice? Be purposeful about when you open the windows. If it is a very blustery day when the wind is more likely to blow lots of pollen into the house, plan to leave them shut that day, and open them the next. Similarly, if someone in your home suffers from allergies, consider leaving the windows in their bedroom closed, at least overnight, so they can sleep more comfortably.