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    How often do you air out your home

    I like to open everything up everyday, no matter how cold it is, for at least 10-15 mins. I don't feel like my house is clean unless I get a whole houseful of fresh air going through for a bit. I can't stand when it gets stuffy or stale.

    I open the house as I dust and sweep, it helps suck all the dust and yuck out.

    Nothing better than a fresh smelling home :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteDragon View Post
    I like to open everything up everyday, no matter how cold it is, for at least 10-15 mins. I don't feel like my house is clean unless I get a whole houseful of fresh air going through for a bit. I can't stand when it gets stuffy or stale.

    I open the house as I dust and sweep, it helps suck all the dust and yuck out.

    Nothing better than a fresh smelling home :D
    I live on the 3rd floor of an apartment building made of cement, so especially in the winter, I have no choice but to open the place up. It gets to be 80-90 degrees in my apartment with the heat off!
    I air my place out 3-5 times a day, just because I must to cool it off.

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    It depends on the weather. In the winter here in Florida, every day. But in the summer forget it. The a/c runs 24/7 and I do not want any of that hot humid choking air in the house. Air like that does not make the house feel or smell fresh, it just makes you sweat everywhere and the furniture damp and more likely to grow mildew.
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    I cover all of my windows in plastic except for bathroom and kitchen in the winter. I open those on a rare occasion, but I just can't afford to re-heat the house and you would be surprised how little time a window needs to be open to completely chill a warm house.

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    I usually have my window open all year, as I love the smell and the feel of fresh air. Even if I'm cold, I'll have the window open and just put on an extra jumper or wrap myself in a blanket or something - I don't really like that stale-like smell of radiators and such.

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    Pretty much everyday if the sun is shining as my house is passive solar, and so heats itself about 330 days a year, and I live in a Medeteranian climate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by )O( ~ Khara~ )O( View Post
    I cover all of my windows in plastic except for bathroom and kitchen in the winter. I open those on a rare occasion, but I just can't afford to re-heat the house and you would be surprised how little time a window needs to be open to completely chill a warm house.
    Same here.I still have two windows left to cover still,and we are getting hit with extremely cold temps for this time of year.As soon as Spring comes though,the plastic comes off and when there is a break in the weather...the windows are open.
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    When my daughters cook!

    But without doing so to turn off the smoke detectors... In the summer, daily, in the winter, not very often if at all.
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    When it needs it. In the Spring and Fall the windows could be open 24/7, in the Summer I open everything up when it feels stuffy or if I can't take the air conditioner anymore; I prefer the fresh air but I'm not going to suffer through the heat and humidity. In Winter I'll open random windows in random rooms if it needs a good airing out but otherwise I won't open them at all.
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    Right now no windows get open, the temps are in the 20's and the wind is blowing like crazy making it much colder. When the temps are ok then I like to open it up occasionally and get some freash air in. During the summer I have the windows open almost all the time, or at least part of the day. Then I turn the ac on when it is starting to get to stuffy or hot.
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