The arrival of spring doesn’t only mean you’re going to be busy cleaning and inspecting your home. As temperatures get warmer, it is also the perfect time of year to open your windows and doors to get some good airflow through the house.
Whether your current windows are still in good condition or are looking to invest in replacement windows, opening your windows brings forth several benefits. Here are some of them:
Removal of Indoor Pollutants
Science has shown that the air inside homes and other buildings can be more polluted than the air outdoors. Airborne particles like dust, mold spores, pet dander and pollen can saturate the indoor air, which can lead to respiratory problems for you and your family. When you open your windows even for short periods, you take out all of these contaminants that wreak havoc on your home’s indoor air quality.
Lower Energy Bills
Warmer temperatures are expected in spring, but many homeowners rush to lock up their homes and use their air conditioning units for instant comfort as if it is summer. That, however, will cause your energy bills to soar. Rather than cool the indoors using your HVAC equipment, consider opening your double-hung or sliding windows at the right time of day. In doing so, you could save more money before the summer season starts.
Reduced Smells and Odors
Ever noticed your indoors smelling a bit different since the colder months? Nobody wants that, especially when they remain in your kitchen or bathroom with the windows closed. Odors from the home-cooked food in the kitchen and the smell of mold in the bathroom can linger for a long time, so make it a point to open your windows once in a while to get rid of them.
For your windows installation needs, turn to Renewal by Andersen® of Long Island. Our windows are engineered to improve your home’s ventilation and energy efficiency. Give us a call at (631) 843-1713 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation. We serve homeowners in Massapequa and the surrounding communities.