Your home’s windows and doors help prevent indoor and outdoor pollutants from circulating in your living space. Without proper ventilation, you and your family will be exposed to health risks.
Read on as we discuss how your windows have a direct impact on your indoor air quality.
When Air Pollution Is Worse Outdoors
The condition of your window can affect indoor air quality. Windows that have cracks or are loose are more likely to let polluted outdoor air enter and circulate throughout your living space. This could lead to a decrease in your home’s indoor air quality and energy efficiency.
The best way to keep outdoor air pollutants from your home is to seal air leaks around your doors and windows. When looking for quality replacement windows, consult your contractor.
When Air Pollution Is Worse Indoors
Inadequate ventilation is one of the major culprits behind poor indoor air quality. When your HVAC system blows air around your home, it circulates both air and airborne pollutants constantly. It negatively impacts the quality of the air you breathe and your HVAC system’s energy efficiency.
Fortunately, you can solve this issue by simply opening your windows. Doing this will let fresh air enter your home and dilute the pollutants and allergens circulating in your living space. Just make sure all of your windows are functioning properly to maximize these benefits.
Ensure good indoor air quality by replacing your old windows with ones that improve your home’s ventilation. At Renewal by Andersen® of Seattle, our expert team will be glad to listen to your needs and provide you with appropriate solutions. Aside from windows, we also have the expertise to install replacement patio doors. Call us at (206) 777-0954, or complete our contact form for consultations or estimates. We serve clients in Seattle, WA, and the surrounding areas.