Top Benefits of Opening Your Windows

Windows offer several benefits that will make your home more comfortable and appealing. They bring in natural light and fresh air, making sure your indoor space is pleasant regardless of season. Fortunately, winter isn’t too harsh in this part of the country, so you can keep opening your windows even in the middle of winter. Below are some of the advantages that you can expect from open windows: 

Reduce Indoor Air Pollution

Believe it or not, indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air. This is due to various contaminants that can be found inside your home, such as dander, mold, dust mites and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Exposure to these pollutants can have a negative impact on your health. You may experience dizziness, headaches, nausea, skin irritation and allergic reactions due to these contaminants. Fortunately, something as simple as opening your windows can help clear out your home of these airborne pollutants. Make sure to have an open window on each side of your home for a more cleansing cross breeze.

Improve the Smell in Your Home

By opening your double hung windows, fresh air could enter your home — removing the room’s stuffy smell or any bad odors that may have been caused by the pollutants trapped inside your home. Experts recommend opening your windows for short periods each day. When you do this regularly, you won’t have to depend on artificial air fresheners, which only tend to add more chemical particles to your indoor air.

Help Clear Your Mind

It’s true — fresh air can help boost your brain and clear your mind, allowing you to think better. Various studies have shown that air quality can significantly affect one’s cognition. With lower levels of CO2 and indoor pollutants, your ability to process information and make decisions can be greatly improved.

Renewal by Andersen of Sacramento provides top-notch window replacement services. We ensure high-quality windows are installed in your home and they meet your specific requirements. Our window selection includes picture windows, casement windows, bow and bay windows, and more. Call us at (916) 779-5800 or fill out our contact form to request a free consultation. We serve customers in Sacramento, CA, and the surrounding areas.