The Importance of Proper Air Circulation and Ventilation

Every home needs proper air circulation and ventilation. These aspects regulate temperature, remove indoor air pollutants and help create a pleasant indoor environment. In this blog, residential window contractor Renewal by Andersen® of Sacramento shares why the how’s and why’s of proper air circulation and ventilation.

The Importance of Proper Air Circulation and Ventilation

Why Do You Need Air Circulation and Ventilation?

Air circulation is maintaining airflow within a room. If you have entered a room that hasn’t been used for a long time, then you already have an idea of what happens when a room lacks air circulation. In addition to the stale and humid air, lack of circulation keeps dust and other particles in the room. Given enough moisture, mold and mildew can also thrive in the room.

Ventilation is allowing fresh air into the room through the windows. It flushes out smells, dust and other indoor air pollutants. It also eliminates excess humidity and reduces the risks of respiratory illnesses triggered by dust and mold.

How to Achieve Proper Air Ventilation

Achieving proper air ventilation is simple. The room needs to have two openings: one flushes stale and humid air, while the difference in air pressure pulls fresh air into the room through the other window. For rooms that allow multiple windows, two casement windows are best for this purpose. For smaller rooms, the same effect can be achieved by opening a double-hung window so it has two openings. Since warm air rises, the top opening can vent out stale air just as efficiently. Doing this for 15 minutes a day can help keep indoor air within healthy levels.

How to Achieve Proper Circulation

Air circulation aids room ventilation in maintaining air quality, but this is only one of its benefits. Keeping ceiling fans or standalone fans running helps you cool down during hot days. It also helps distribute conditioned air within the room more efficiently, which makes the room temperature more consistent. The reduced workload on your cooling unit can result in some energy savings. Certain areas of the house, such as the attic and the basement, can also benefit from air circulation and ventilation.

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