Natural ventilation helps keep homes cool and energy-efficient. This is a welcome feature during particularly scorching summer months. It’s why many home improvement projects, especially window installation, are geared to improve ventilation.
Here are four window styles that can increase your home’s natural airiness:
1. Double Hung Windows
You’ll get superior ventilation when you install double hung windows with their total control of airflow. A double hung’s design allows you to let in cool, fresh air through the bottom sash while letting out warm air via the upper. For more control, you can simply open one sash.
2. Bow or Bay Windows
Known for their unmistakable appeal, bow and bay windows are also a good option for homeowners looking to boost natural ventilation in their homes. Their size also allows homeowners to take in surrounding sights while letting in ample natural light.
3. Casement Windows
Angling casement windows correctly can help you catch breezes even in otherwise crowded neighborhoods. Their size alone makes it easy for cool air to flow into your home. In addition to added ventilation, it also offers the added bonus of extra security.
4. Sliding Windows
Just like double hung windows, sliding ones can let in ample amounts of fresh air. The difference is you can only open one sash at a time with this window option. This means you’ll have more control so you can still keep the weather out.
The more air you let in, the less you’ll need to rely on your air conditioning system to keep things cozy indoors. Renewal by Andersen® of Kentucky is the one-stop shop you can depend on for quality services. Call us today at (502) 716-7264 in Greater Louisville, (859) 629-4649 in Greater Lexington, and (270) 215-5825 in Western KY.