Windows serve many functions, from allowing natural light into your home to providing refreshing ventilation. In today’s post, Renewal by Andersen® of Eastern NY, a window company in the area, explains how your windows can help improve indoor air quality.
Understanding Indoor Air Quality
The air you breathe in your home can put you and your household at risk because it contains chemicals, gases and microorganisms. These air pollutants can trigger or worsen allergies, respiratory illnesses and other long-term conditions. To avoid these health problems, homeowners should find effective ways to eliminate the source of indoor air pollution. You can start small by properly covering your trash so as not to attract any pests and regularly vacuuming your floor to get rid of dust.
Indoor Air Pollutants
Pollutants, such as radon, volatile organic compounds and mold, can affect indoor air quality and cause health problems. Secondhand smoke can also worsen asthma symptoms among children. Gases, such as carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide, may also get trapped in your home. These colorless gases are often produced by fuel-burning appliances, including space heaters, gas stoves, dryers and fireplaces.
Ventilating Your Home With Windows
Operable windows (i.e., those that can be opened) allow ventilation, which is especially critical in high-moisture areas like the kitchen and the bathroom. Ventilation is also a natural way to draw in fresh air and exhaust stale air.
Casement, sliding and double-hung windows are all excellent choices if ventilation is a priority. Consult a window specialist for guidance on which style would work best in your home.
Count on Renewal by Andersen of Eastern NY, a trusted window contractor, for your window replacement needs. We offer energy-efficient replacement windows and doors that can help minimize your energy bills while raising your home’s curb appeal. Call us today at (866) 479-1700 or fill out our online form to learn more about our products and services.