Mechanical ventilation in the form of heating and cooling systems is a common type of ventilation found in most homes. If you have been relying on it for a long time, you might be missing out on the numerous advantages of natural ventilation
By keeping your windows open for at least 15 minutes a day, you can achieve the following benefits:
1. Humidity Control
Some days, your home may feel too humid. This can cause moisture buildup which isn’t good for your electronics or furniture and may promote the growth of mold or mildew. Natural ventilation ensures continuous airflow. The fresh outdoor air can easily push the humid air out, preventing your home from feeling stuffy.
You can achieve adequate ventilation by opening your doors and windows, so make sure you get the most out of the air that’s circulating around your home. It also helps if you have windows with big glass areas. These features allow you to harness the sunlight entering your home and use natural light instead of artificial lighting.
3. Energy Savings
With copious amounts of light coming into your home, there is very little need for artificial lighting. Also, there will be less usage of your HVAC systems. With decreased artificial lighting, cooling and heating, your energy consumption will be reduced. You are also less likely to have your HVAC system break down when you’re not using it as much.
4. Health and Wellness
High levels of humidity can encourage the growth of mold, mildew and fungus. These are extremely dangerous for your family’s health, as they can cause various respiratory illnesses. Natural ventilation helps improve your home’s indoor air quality as well as push out the humid air.
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