Why is our house hazy?

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper

Do you burn a lot of candles? Have you changed the filter on your heater recently? (usually needs it once a month,depending on the system) Do you have a fireplace or a woodburning stove?

Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

megz06:  Are you sure that it is dry inside your house? Have you tested the humidity level? Sometimes you can get a haze, it’s just like fog really, when the warm moist air in the house condenses on cool windows. The same thing can cause condensation on the inside of the glass.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Is there any chance it could just be dust? Thats usually the explanation where I live.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Here its just normally dust that causes a haze in the home. We have air purifiers in the house to help take care of it.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

megz06:  Have you been listening to Jimi Hendrix or Bob Marley? Is it a….purple haze? Just kidding. I have no idea.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Is there perhaps something wrong with your baseboard heating? Like is it burning debris or electrical wires or something weird? =\ I have no idea.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Its probably not this, but do you have a carbon monoxide detector? I dont think CO is something that you could see, but I would want to rule it out anyways.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

That was my thought, maybe some kind of non lethal gas leak?

Post # 11
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Wannabee

Did you ever figure out what was causing the haze? We have had the exact same thing happening the last two winters and I’m thinking it may be related to dry air, but it is definitely some sort of particulate because the flame on our gas stove burns orange when it is hazy in our house– it’s buring something! But the haze is so fine, it’s not dust particles.  ugh. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee

Have you check the crawlspace if there is haze in there too, in case it is coming from stuff in crawlspacec/ground?

Post # 13
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2016

megz06 :  megz06 :   megz06 :  

megz06 :  you probably already have a small ultrasonic humidifier in your house and are buying a big whole house humidifier. I am just going to guess this assumption since you mentioned a cold winter and dry house. Also, (even though it can happen with tap water) you are probably on a well. With an ultrasonic humidifier, it uses a frequency to disrupt the water and cause it to mist into the air. Great idea but with this, it takes whatever is in the water with it. Such as all of its minerals. These minerals can float in the air to cause this smoke like fog. No smell. And usually only noticed with sunlight through a window. If left for a while, white dust can accumulate on your furniture. 

 

Maybe I am wrong. I am just having a few beers at the bar. Maybe I didn’t think it through. Lol   good day!

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