From pet stench to kitchen stinks, house odors get amplified during the tightly sealed winter months.
Here’s how to deal with those shameful winter smells that prevent you from inviting friends over for a hot toddy.
Cut Off the Chimney Smoke
When it’s crackling under the mantel, your fireplace is the best part about winter. When the fire’s out though, you’d prefer your house didn’t smell like stale char.
Here’s the deal: When warm air goes out of your house, it’s replaced by cooler air coming in. That cool air often finds its way in through your chimney — which stinks. Then it circulates through your house. Awesome.
Of course, you need to keep your chimney as clean as possible, but that’s often not enough.