Your home does not only protect against storms and extreme temperatures, but it also keeps you and your family safe from polluted air and other harmful elements. The windows and doors of your house play an important role in preventing indoor and outdoor pollutants from circulating in your living space. Without proper ventilation, your residence will become a health hazard to your family members, especially if they have allergies or respiratory illnesses.
Today, we share more information about indoor air quality and how your windows can have a direct impact on it.
When Air Pollution Is Worse Inside Your Home
Lack of airflow is one of the major culprits behind poor indoor air quality. When your HVAC system blows hot or cool air around your home, it circulates the same air and pollutants constantly. It does not only lower the quality of the air you breathe, but it also decreases your HVAC system’s energy efficiency.
The best yet simplest way to address this problem is to open your windows. By doing this, you let the fresh air that flows into your home dilute the pollutants and allergens circulating indoors. However, to maximize these benefits, you should have windows that are in proper working condition.
When Outdoor Air Quality Is Worse
The condition of your window has a heavy impact on maintaining the quality of your indoor air. When your window has cracks or becomes loose due to aging or other factors, outdoor air enters your home and circulates throughout your residence. This can decrease your home’s energy efficiency and indoor air quality, especially if outdoor air is polluted.
Make sure you and your family are breathing comfortably inside your home. At Gresham Roofing and Construction, we help you choose and install the right windows for better air quality. Call us today at (503) 492-7663, or fill out our contact form for consultations and free estimates.