Sure, we all remember our parents telling us to get outside and get some fresh air every now and again, but maybe they were onto something! Opening your windows to let a little air in has a lot of health benefits, not to mention helping regulate temperature to keep your energy costs down! Energy Costs
By opening the windows every now and again to let some outside air in, you can help regulate the temperature in your home to prevent overuse of the air conditioner. Keeping your windows open even for an hour or so at night when the temperature drops can do a lot to better circulate the air in your home and reduce the need to keep the air conditioner running all night. Better yet, if your home has been equipped with energy efficient vinyl windows, once it times come to close the windows back up and turn the air on your windows will keep the cool air inside your home where it belongs!
Letting some outside air in will both keep your house comfortable and offer some health benefits, too! Indoor air pollution is a big issue, even if it’s something as simple as dust and pollen, and opening your window for a nice breeze will help circulate the air in your house and clear out some of the allergens and pollutants in your home. Of course, you’ll want to be careful - keeping the windows open too long will let pollen right back into your house, so depending on what you’re most allergic to you might not want the windows open too long!
A Nice View
This advantage isn’t maybe as tangible as the others, but opening your windows can really change the look and feel of a room. Getting some fresh air and sunshine can be just the thing to liven up a living room, or to help a room feel ‘bigger’ even without doing any major remodeling or redecorating. The next time you feel like you’re starting to get ‘cabin fever’, crack a window open and let some air in - you’ll be surprised what a difference it makes!