Indoor air quality plays a significant role in your family’s health and comfort. Keeping it at an ideal level can be done in different ways. Windows, in particular, can assist in maintaining your home’s indoor air quality while providing other benefits.
In this post, Timberland Exteriors shares different ways the right window can help improve your indoor air quality.
An open window can have a lot of positive effects on your indoor air quality. With an open window, fresh air can enter your home, providing natural ventilation and cooling. Your window also enables stale indoor air to escape, preventing buildup of contaminants in the air. Open windows also prevent odors from being trapped indoors. They help save money by reducing your dependence on your air conditioner to cool your home. If you don’t want to open your windows during the day, opening your windows at night might be better since there are fewer cars, less outdoor noise and less heat.
If your window has a low-e coating and a low solar heat gain coefficient rating, it can help reduce the heat in your home and improve indoor air quality. If your window is unable to keep heat outside, your air conditioner will have to work harder, straining itself to cool your home. This can compromise your cooling system and cause the equipment to malfunction and become prone to dirt and dust buildup. When your cooling system accumulates dust and other contaminants, these can pollute the air that goes through the system and circulates back into your space.
Prevents Outdoor Pollutants From Getting In
Dust, pollen and other pollutants from the surroundings of your home can reduce your home’s indoor air quality. This is why windows that have proper caulking and other sealants can help reduce the number of pollutants that enter your home. Other types of windows, like casement windows, typically have a screen installed behind the panes so you can open them and still prevent pollutants and insects from entering your home.
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