A home window replacement offers plenty of benefits for any home. From letting in natural light to increasing the value and appeal of your home, there are so many reasons to keep your windows upgraded. One of the most underrated advantages of new replacement windows is how they affect the ventilation in your home.
Having fresh air circulate in your home does wonders for your indoor air quality, which, in turn, provides a plethora of health benefits to you and your family.
Certain styles like casement or sliding windows can be opened or shut depending on your preference. These are called operable windows, and they play a key role in improving your ventilation levels. On the other end of the spectrum are inoperable styles, such as picture windows, which do not open or close at all. These windows are great for framing beautiful outdoor views, but they offer poor ventilation.
The direction where the wind blows can vary from one place to another; however, there is one wind that flows generally similarly throughout the country. The easterlies or the eastern trade winds come from the north and southeastern directions in the northern hemisphere and go towards the west. Replacing your east- and west-facing windows with large operable windows can allow you to take advantage of this natural wind movement.
The best styles to maximize ventilation are the ones with large frames like double-hung replacement windows. This style also gives you some control on how much air you allow into your home, as you can slide the sashes partway.
Our professionals at Renewal by Andersen® Midwest can help you find replacement window solutions to maximize the ventilation in your home. Give us a call at (866) 997-8537, or fill out our contact form to schedule a virtual consultation or request a free estimate today.