If you’re aiming to improve your home’s ventilation, the best and simplest long-term solution that you can choose is to install the proper replacement windows. To help you understand why this is the case, the leading window installation company, Renewal by Andersen® of Portland, explains how windows can improve your home’s ventilation.
Provides Passive Ventilation
The concept of passive ventilation utilizes various openings like the windows, vents, and doors to allow fresh air into your home. More importantly, it factors in the size and location of these openings so that it can properly guide the air into your home and spread it evenly throughout your living space.
Window replacement experts say that passive ventilation works best if the air pathway is unobstructed by objects such as tall furniture, plants, or curtains. As such, to maximize the air flow in your home, you should design an open plan area, or have high vents in your rooms. Make sure that you open and close your windows occasionally to reduce the indoor temperature and improve your home’s indoor air quality.
Additional Tips For Superior Ventilation
Here are some additional tips to ensure that your home reaps the benefits of passive ventilation:
- Ventilate your home for at least 15 minutes a day, five times a week.
- Open the window at the east and south sides of your home to enjoy a cool morning breeze.
- Check that the openable windows are well-distributed on each side of your home so that you can allow passive breezes to enter your home.
- Open the windows on the north and west sides of your home to allow air to circulate through your home.
Only trust an experienced contractor for your window replacement project like Renewal by Andersen of Portland. We also offer high-quality patio door replacement services. Give us a call at (503) 912-2668 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation. We work with clients in Portland, Lake Oswego, and Salem, Oregon.