Opening your windows offers many benefits that can be beneficial to your comfort and well-being. In today’s post, local window replacement company Renewal by Andersen® of Phoenix shares the reasons why you should open your windows every now and then.
Get Rid of Indoor Air Pollutants
The air in most homes is regulated by HVAC systems, which require a closed environment to operate efficiently. One of the problems of such closed environments is that indoor air pollutants like dust, mold spores and off-gassed volatile organic compounds tend to linger and increase in concentration over time.
It’s not surprising that organizations like the Consumer Product Safety Commission have reported that indoor air is actually more polluted than outdoor air. Opening your windows regularly at least fifteen minutes a day can help disperse indoor air pollutants and keep your indoor air clean.
Get Rid of Indoor Odors
Another benefit of letting in fresh air into your home is it gets rid of that stuffy house smell that you may have noticed in other people’s homes. Strong smells like burnt food and over-sprayed perfume can linger in the air. While you can use air fresheners to get rid of them, opening a casement window is easier and does not introduce more chemicals into the air. When opening your windows, make sure to use the screens that came with your windows. They prevent pollen, insects and airborne debris like leaves from getting into the room.
Save on Your Cooling Costs
On hot days, your first instinct is to probably set your AC temperature down by several degrees. Not only is it ineffective — modern air HVAC systems are designed to regulate the room temperature to comfortable levels — you’d just be raising your utility costs. Opening your windows during a windy day lets you take advantage of that cooling breeze without costing you anything. In fact, you can even raise the air conditioner temperature by a few degrees which helps you save on energy costs and reduce wear on your air conditioner.
Renewal by Andersen® of Phoenix is your leading provider of popular replacement window styles, including gliding windows. Give us a call at (602) 806-8911. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Scottsdale and Tempe, AZ, and the surrounding communities in Arizona.