The Making of Airy Rooms: How Different Windows Ventilate

Natural ventilation is key to keeping your indoor spaces cool and dry, especially in the summer. Equipping your rooms with the right types of windows can freshen up your living space and enhance your level of comfort.

Different Windows Ventilate

Which replacement windows are the best for improving ventilation? Renewal by Andersen® of Westchester sheds light on the ventilating qualities of different types of units:


Bay windows are made of two operating flanker units that provide refreshing passive ventilation. When oriented to the side where the wind typically blows, bay windows can easily direct fresh drafts in and breathe moist air out.


The inherent design of the casement units makes ventilation a breeze. These replacement windows crank out, making the whole wall open to freshen up your rooms. Their easy operation and exceptional ventilating properties make them the perfect choice for kitchens and bathrooms.


It may be impossible to open the two interlocking panels of sliding units, but their superior width allows them to keep the room they serve well-ventilated. Even if you just install a single sliding window to one side of your room, you can admit a generous amount of fresh, outdoor air.


21st-century double-hung units have become more reliable in the ventilation department. Older designs had issues with balance, which is the mechanism that prevents the upper sash from slamming shut. At Renewal by Andersen of Westchester, we use a constant force block and tackle system to keep the raised panel up. This means you can safely open both sashes of our replacement windows to increase the airflow..

Enjoy the many benefits of high-quality replacement windows. Call us today at (203) 429-0449 to schedule your FREE, in-home consultation. We serve homeowners in Connecticut.