Many homeowners love airing out their homes and enjoying cool, fresh breezes. For sure, you have seen people airing their pillows and blankets outside – or most commonly – leaving their windows open, regardless of the outdoor temperature. This begs the question, though, what are the benefits of doing it? Is there really a point in opening up windows?
The short answer is yes. Here are some of the benefits of opening your windows wide.
- It helps eliminate stale air. One of the biggest reasons homeowners will open up all the windows in their home, regardless of the season or temperature, is to let out stale air. Air locked in the home has been “used” and doesn’t contain as much oxygen as the fresh air from the outside. When you leave your windows open, you’re helping your home breathe by getting rid of stale air and letting in the fresh air.
- It lets you save on utility costs. Windows replacement experts say that by opening up your windows, you can get fresh air and may soon find this is enough to cool down your home – especially during summer. This eliminates, or at least significantly reduces, the need for an air conditioner. This way, not only will you stay comfortable, but you’ll also be saving on your power costs.
- It keeps your home smell good. Having open windows lets in the beautiful smells and sounds of nature. The fresh air entering your home draws out the toxins and other pungent smells that have accumulated in your home, contributing to the charm of your spaces.
No matter how you look at it, the simple act of leaving your windows open, even for a few minutes or hours within the day, can have plenty of benefits.
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