Now that the summer season is in full swing, homeowners across the country are utilizing their HVAC units to keep them cool against the summer heat. However, one shouldn’t forget the benefits that passive ventilation brings into your home with the help of your windows.
In today’s post, composite window replacement expert Skyline Windows talks about passive ventilation and how to maximize it.
What Is Passive Ventilation?
Passive ventilation refers to using doors, windows, vents, louvers and other openings in your home to bring in the fresh air and expel stale air. It’s also created by the pressure and difference of temperature within your home and the outside. Conversely, mechanical ventilation utilizes machines such as blowers and fans to encourage air circulation within your home.
Here are some tips to maximize your home’s passive ventilation:
Your fiberglass window replacement specialist recommends opening your windows for at least 15 minutes a day and five times a week.
Your attic vents help hot air escape which keeps indoor temperatures cooler. Be sure that they’re properly functioning.
Install insect screens or security stays on your windows so that you can leave your windows open at night without the threat of insects entering and keeping yourself cool.
Benefits of Passive Ventilation
Here are some of the numerous benefits of passive ventilation:
Consistent Airflow. While this may depend on your local climate, leaving your doors and windows open allows constant airflow within your home.
Better Air Quality. Passive ventilation allows for improved air quality as it pushes out stale air and circulates clean, fresh air around your home for you to breathe in.
Low Maintenance. Besides the routine cleaning of your house, passive ventilation is almost maintenance-free as you only have to clean the openings and the area around it to keep it clean. This makes your home incredibly energy efficient and lets your HVAC system take a break.
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