Having good natural ventilation depends on what style of window you have on your home. So if you’re planning to have replacement windows and you’re aiming for more ventilation indoors, it’s important to install the right kind of windows in your home.
Aside from the usual benefits such as better health and productivity, natural ventilation is also more eco-friendly, provided that the incoming pollutants are filtered out. Here’s why natural ventilation is needed for your home.
How Natural Ventilation Works
Your home’s doors, windows, vents and other openings can bring in fresh air and let stale air out. You can use the size and placement of these openings to guide the air through your home. During summer or in warmer climates where cooling is required, your windows must be placed high up on your walls or on upper levels, and they also need to be open to let warm air escape.
Why Your Home Needs Natural Ventilation
You need to know that your AC system circulates the same air around the interiors of your home, so it gets saturated if it’s not ventilated properly. Indoor air quality is actually counted as one of the top five health hazards in the country according to the U.S. EPA, and this is because up to 90% of Americans spend most of their time indoors, regardless of whether it’s at home, school, or work.
To put it simply, stale air is a potential health risk. To avoid this, let fresh outdoor air ventilate your home for at least 15 minutes a day. This eliminates the pollutants and improves overall indoor air quality.
Making Natural Ventilation Work for You
Depending on where they’re installed, some windows can actually give better ventilation than others. To make natural ventilation work to your advantage, you need to have two openings in a room to allow the air to circulate. This works best if air has clear, uninterrupted pathways through your home. This is so one opening lets out the stale air while the other pulls in cool and fresh air. This also works even if you only have a double-hung window in your room.
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