Windows offer plenty of aesthetic benefits for your home. It helps frame gorgeous outdoor views and increase natural light in your living spaces. However, many homeowners often forget about the functional advantages of windows.
If you have operable windows, you can open them to improve ventilation and reduce your reliance on your HVAC system. Masters Roofing discusses why you should open your windows every so often.
Get Rid of Indoor Pollutants
Contrary to popular belief, pollution does not only exist outside. You may picture car exhaust and smoggy skies, but pollutants can also be released from things such as fireplaces, water heaters, and gas ovens. Since your indoors is a more constricted place than the outside, it’s easy for these contaminants to pollute your indoors. In fact, the air inside your home often contains more toxins than outside air. To get rid of indoor pollutants, it’s best to open your windows. This way, you also allow some fresh air inside your home.
Make Your Home Smell Better
Just as pollutants get trapped inside a closed home, so can odors. Without opening your windows, your home may develop a stuffy, musty smell that will certainly be noticed by your guests. For this reason, it’s best to open your windows regularly for short periods of time each day. This can instantly improve the scent of your home, and you may not even need to use air fresheners anymore. Using air fresheners frequently may add more chemical particles to the air, affecting indoor air quality.
Cut Down on Your Energy Expenses
Give your HVAC system a break by opening your windows even for just a few minutes. Doing so can help you cut down your energy expenses. Not only that but keeping your unit running can lead to overheating or unnecessary wear and tear. As such, opening your windows can help you extend the service life of your heating or cooling system. For superior comfort, you may want to open windows on opposite sides of your home to create cross-ventilation. It’s also a good idea to turn on your ceiling fans to keep circulating the fresh air throughout your home.
For top-quality replacement windows, turn to the pros at Masters Roofing! Rest assured that our highly qualified team is happy to help you improve your home’s indoor comfort, aesthetic appeal, and energy efficiency. Call us today at (901) 871-7663, or fill out our online contact form to request a free estimate. We look forward to serving homeowners in Memphis, TN, and the rest of Shelby County.