Why is our house hazy?

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 2
5883 posts
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
42510 posts
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
1112 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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

Post # 5
328 posts
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
2600 posts
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
1626 posts
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
1344 posts
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
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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

Post # 11
1 posts

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
358 posts
Helper bee

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

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