Opening Windows: How It Can Benefit Your Home

Published November 4, 2021
By Brandon Hamilton

Your windows contribute to much of your home’s appearance and indoor comfort. They enable natural light to brighten your surroundings and ensure your interior gets its regular dose of fresh air.

Opening Windows

Here are the advantages of opening your windows regularly.

Improves the Smell Inside Your Home

Opening your windows allows fresh air to enter your home and stale air to escape. Stale indoor air usually contains pollutants, which can create an unpleasant smell inside your home. So, by getting rid of stale air, you can also expect stuffy odors in the rooms to be eliminated.

Furthermore, opening your windows for short periods every day keeps you from being dependent on artificial air fresheners, which are likely to add more chemical particles in the air you breathe. That said, during a window replacement project, make sure to choose windows that are easy to operate. Window installation experts can surely help you find a product that best suits your needs.

Reduces Indoor Air Pollution

Indoor air can be a lot more polluted than outdoor air. A variety of contaminants can be found in the air inside your home, including dust mites, mold, dander and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Being constantly exposed to such pollutants can certainly be bad for your health. Headaches, dizziness, skin irritation and other allergic reactions are a common effect of indoor air pollution.

When you open your windows regularly, you can clear your indoor spaces of these airborne particles, reducing the pollution that you are exposed to on a daily basis. Experts often recommend opening a window on each side of your home to create a cross breeze that would better clean the air inside your home.

Lincoln Exterior Renovations has over 40 years of experience in home improvement. From window replacement to siding installation, you can count on our team to deliver exceptional results for any exterior remodeling projects. Call us at (403) 275-4871, or fill out our contact form to request a free quote.

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