Windows improve air circulation and naturally dehumidify your home. That’s why opening them makes plenty of sense, especially now that spring is already here. Today’s blog post shares the benefits of doing so.
Indoor Air Quality
Fresh, clean air is essential to maintaining good health. By keeping your windows open for at least 10 to 15 minutes, you pull in outside air indoors while also pushing out stale indoor air filled with airborne pollutants. Maximize passive ventilation by opening windows on both sides of your home.
Good airflow will also help reduce stress by introducing the natural sounds of birds chirping or a gentle breeze indoors. Fresh air passing through your open windows also improves mental clarity and serenity. Get these benefits by repairing or replacing windows that are already difficult to open and close.
Open your windows during a quiet spring night to increase airflow for increased blood oxygen levels. This, in turn, helps improve the quality of your sleep.
Increased ventilation also reduces energy costs because it helps keep cool areas around your home without additional effort from your heating or cooling system. If you think you need more ventilation, consider asking your local contractor to recommend bigger replacements for your existing windows.
Opening your windows gives you the opportunity to check if they have issues that require immediate attention. For instance, you might have to repair or replace one of them if you find it to be hard to open or close. You may also notice obvious forms of damage to your windows, such as broken glass or rattling sashes. In any of these instances, get in touch with your local window replacement expert for a thorough inspection.
For high-quality window products, turn to V. Nanfito Roofing & Siding, Inc. We offer a wide variety of replacement windows that can be used to beautify any home. They often prove to be a sound investment in homes old and new, so find out what they can do for you. Call us at (203) 639-1634, or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation.