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Leaving flat empty during winter months

  • 27-10-2022 3:49am
    Registered Users Posts: 25 somethingbleh

    I live in an urban area that has constant chimneys pumping out "smokeless" fires all evening.

    Essentially , the neighbourhood smells like a chimney this time of year after nightfall.

    I have trickle vents on all the window but the smell from outside air pollution seeps into the flat if I leave them open.

    Worried about coming home to all the curtains and furniture stinking.

    Is there any other potential risks to having the windows closed up for up those 2 months (Nov/Dec)?

    Dampness is the other obvious worry. I have purchased about a dozen of those damp trap boxes in the hope to offset it somewhat.

    I feel like its a toss up between a damp/mouldy flat or one that has lingering chimney smoke saturated into the furniture/curtains.

    Thanks in advance lads.