Many people mistakenly believe that winter will have less air pollution than summer, but the truth is the opposite. It is noticeable that in winter, the sky is often hazy, with a lingering mist around the ground. Or more simply, people with respiratory diseases often feel more uncomfortable when the season changes to winter. So why is the air more polluted in winter than in summer? Let’s join Puritrak to find the answer to the above question.
1. Why is the air more polluted in winter than in summer?
According to Dr. Hoang Duong, Chairman of the Vietnam Clean Air Network, one of the characteristics of air quality is that it is strongly affected by weather factors including factors such as wind, wind direction, temperature, humidity, rainfall and sunlight.
In summer, with high heat, lots of rain, lots of light, strong winds, pollutants quickly disperse, helping to lower dust concentrations in the air.
On the contrary, in winter, with low temperatures, less light, little rain, the northeast monsoon floods in, bringing pollutants from the North, making the air more polluted.
In particular, on days when temperature inversions occur, air quality is often severely polluted because pollutants cannot disperse. This phenomenon occurs when the higher you go, the higher the air temperature is (contrary to the usual rule that the higher you go, the lower the temperature). This temperature inversion layer is like a cap, preventing pollutants from spreading upward.
Therefore, pollutants are trapped in the air environment. This process increases the concentration of pollutants, heavily polluting the air environment.
Besides, in cold winter the use of thermal fuel for indoor heating is common. This fuel combustion process will produce toxic gases such as CO and dust particles, increasing air pollution.
Above are the main reasons why the air is more polluted in winter than in summer.
2. Solution to make the air in winter rooms cleaner?
Protecting indoor air quality is extremely important. Here are some solutions to help clean the air in the room:
2.1. Use an air purifier
Air purifiers are an effective solution for removing dust particles, bacteria, viruses, and allergens from room air. Choose an air purifier with a HEPA filter to ensure the ability to remove microscopic particles.
You can consider the Airsen air purifier line – a model that many customers trust and use. With the advantage of filtering fine dust up to 99.97%, it effectively deodorizes and kills bacteria.
2.2. Ventilate periodically
Make sure the home’s ventilation system is in good working order and is used periodically to bring fresh air into the room. This helps in removing airborne pollutants and improves air circulation.
2.3. Put green plants in the house
Use plants to clean the air and provide oxygen. Some plants such as snake plant, longleaf plant and cat’s tongue plant are known to have good air cleaning abilities.
2.4. Use chemicals safely
When using chemicals in your home, sure they do not contain toxic compounds and keep your workspace well-ventilated.
2.5. Reduce indoor dust and smoke
Avoid smoking and limit indoor combustion. Cigarette smoke and smoke from combustion are the main sources of indoor air pollution.
See more: Puritrak Airsen AS488 air purifier
2.6. Clean the house regularly
Keep working and living spaces clean by regularly cleaning and sanitizing. This helps prevent the accumulation of dust and dirt in the space.
2.7. Check and maintain cooling and heating systems
Make sure that the cooling and heating system is in good working order and is regularly maintained to avoid the build-up of bacteria and fungi in the system.
Implementing the above solutions helps you maintain cleaner air in your room and protect the health of you and your family.
From the information provided above, we have found the answer to the question “Why is the air more polluted in winter than in summer?” To improve the air quality in the room, you can refer to the solutions above. Hopefully the information Puritrak shares will asisit you in protecting your beloved home.
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