Many homeowners believe that their windows have only two purposes in their home: to protect against the elements and bring in natural light. However, there are at least two more — ventilation and improved indoor air quality. While it’s true that your HVAC system helps with your home’s air quality, your windows are even better at it. Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas City and Central Missouri is here to explain how your windows help improve your home’s indoor air quality.
Excessive moisture in your home is never a good thing. It can start in areas of your home with high humidity such as your bathrooms. The moisture can then foster the growth of mold and mildew in your bathroom, which can be dangerous for your health. Adding windows can help prevent this from happening. Make sure the windows you choose can be opened and closed to facilitate air circulation. This way, you can minimize humidity while you take a shower.
Let Fresh Air In
When you’re only using your HVAC system the entire day, your home may end up feeling stuffy. To get rid of the stale indoor air, you can open your windows on opposite sides of your home. This way, fresh air is pulled in while stale air is pushed out of your home. But why stop at windows? Sliding glass doors can also help create passive ventilation for your home.
Prevent Pollutants from Entering
If you notice that your glass has cracks, polluted outdoor air may enter your home and contaminate your indoor air. Repairs might suffice, but you’ll be paying for them more frequently. If the damage is so severe that outdoor air continues to enter your home, consider having your windows replaced. Renewal by Andersen of Kansas City and Central Missouri offers a wide variety of windows for your home, all of which are equipped with Fibrex® frames and High Performance™ Low-E4® glass for better durability and energy performance.
Count on Renewal by Andersen of Kansas City and Central Missouri for your home improvement needs. Call us now at (913) 956-0887 or fill out our contact form for a consultation. We serve clients in Kansas City and nearby areas.