Breathe Fresh: The Importance of Natural Ventilation

Breathe Fresh: The Importance of Natural Ventilation

May 09, 2016

Air-conditioning has become an expensive necessity for modern homes. The Department of Energy has found that the average American household spends as much as 48% of their budget on air-conditioning.  

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What if you could reduce that amount without sacrificing the comfort of your home? It’s time to look into natural ventilation as a better alternative! Renewal by Andersen® of Westchester and Fairfield County invites homeowners to explore this concept below.

What’s Natural Ventilation?

Natural ventilation lets outdoor air circulate through homes without using mechanical devices such as air-conditioning systems. Also known as passive cooling, it takes advantage of pressure differences and air movement to maintain comfort inside living spaces.

For homeowners, one of the best and simplest ways to enjoy natural ventilation is through Renewal by Andersen replacement windows in Fairfield, CT. Even better, the benefits go beyond comfort.

  • Health Benefits

Natural ventilation promotes a healthier lifestyle. For instance, the oxygen from fresh air can enhance your heart rate, blood pressure, and energy levels. It strengthens your immune system. It also makes you feel relaxed and refreshed thanks to higher serotonin levels.

  • Lower Utility Bills

Your utility bills naturally go down when you open windows in Fairfield instead of turning on the AC. In fact, the Natural Renewable Energy Laboratory estimates that you can save up to 30% of your energy consumption through natural ventilation. It’s also cheaper to maintain windows than a complex air-conditioning system.

Windows Types that Encourage Natural Ventilation

We carry many replacement window types, but we recommend Renewal by Andersen casement, double-hung, or gliding windows for superior ventilation. These windows can be opened by cranking, sliding, or tilting, making it easy to welcome the breeze.

They’re perfect for any living space that could use some fresh air—install them in your bedroom, living room, or even tight spaces like over your kitchen counters.

Finally, our team at Renewal by Andersen of Westchester and Fairfield County are experts on energy-efficiency, design, and window installment. This is crucial because quality Fairfield windows have to be installed professionally and strategically to provide maximum benefits.

Need advice on switching to natural ventilation? We’re happy to provide free consultation! Just call us today at (203) 429-0449 and we’ll help you get started on getting the best windows for your home.

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