Your windows play a crucial role in improving indoor air quality. High-quality operable windows reduce humidity and prevent mold growth by promoting excellent ventilation.
In this post, Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas City and Central Missouri discusses how windows can improve your indoor air quality.
Keeping Dirty Air Out
Your windows determine the entry and exit points of air on your property. Sealed windows prevent outdoor air pollutants from infiltrating your living spaces. Nevertheless, operable windows promote good air circulation in your home, improving indoor air quality.
Having quality windows is essential in improving indoor air quality, especially if you live next to a highway or busy street. In this kind of environment, compromised windows will let in air pollution from outside, affecting the quality of the air you breathe inside your home. For instance, cracks around the window’s outside edges, gaps and worn-down weather stripping will let outside air seep in and pollute your indoor air. Replacing these windows with new ones ensures your indoor air quality remains good.
Improving Indoor Air Quality With Operable Windows
New operable windows can let in a helpful breeze. Excellent airflow lets your HVAC take a break and introduces fresh air from the outside. Even if the outdoor air is polluted, you must open your windows at least a few minutes each day to remove the pollutants and allergens inside your house. Your window replacement contractor can recommend the best window styles for optimal airflow.
Furthermore, be sure to get a sturdy window that won’t easily break and will guarantee an airtight seal. Andersen windows are made of Fibrex®, a sturdy and reliable window frame that does not rot, crack, warp or fade for many years. Installed by a qualified contractor, Fibrex windows can prevent outside air from seeping into your home.