For people with allergies and asthma, the winter months can be difficult and dangerous. Mold and dust mites can make breathing difficult, and can affect every aspect of a person’s health. And if you have a compromised immune system due to your allergies, you can be much more susceptible to other illnesses, ranging from viruses to colds to bronchitis and more.
So what can you do to stave off mold and dust mites?
Seal Up Windows To Avoid Issues
You may want to reconsider some of your traditional approaches.
For one, opening the windows may not be a good idea as you once thought. The wind carries pollen and other allergens, and even though the circulating breeze might feel good, it may be wreaking havoc on your lungs and the rest of your respiratory system. (LiveScience lists that here as “Mistake 2” for dealing with seasonal allergies.)
A good way to protect yourself may be to get a tighter seal on your windows.
That mold comes in with moisture. And what lets moisture in? Unsealed, or improperly sealed window fittings.
Fight Allergies With New Replacement Windows
A new set of windows, with a fresh and carefully applied insulating seal, could make an instantly noticeable difference in the air quality of your home.
If you are having breathing issues to due to mold and mites, it is well worth getting a free estimate from a window company. They may be able to show you how and where air is coming into your house around your closed windows. Don’t suffer in silence with constricted breathing passages! Take control and make sure your windows are not adding to your harm.