Why You Should Be Opening Your Windows This Spring
Now that northern Virginia is sufficiently thawed and spring is in full bloom, a natural reaction for homeowners is to open their windows. We here at Tri County Windows & Siding encourage you to let the fresh air in for a number of reasons.
Here are just a few:
Test Your Windows — Checking the functionality of your windows allows you to assess for cracks, breaks or air leaks. The freeze/thaw months of November through March can do a number on certain materials, and it’s vital to fix issues as soon as possible. If left unattended, problems associated with faulty windows can easily spiral out of control. Give us a call today if you see anything out of the ordinary. It might be time for new windows!
Seal in Harmful Pollutants — Did you know that the air inside your house is far worse for you than the air you breathe outside? Winter is one of the worst times of the year in terms of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) because you aren’t opening your windows as frequently. Attain good IAQ by letting in fresh air. You’ll eradicate the harmful pollutants that have permeated your household.
Moisture Damages Homes and Health — Heating your home in the winter without great ventilation can cause significant moisture to buildup in your home. Moisture causes damage to the structure of your home through wood rot and fixing the problem usually requires replacement. Too much moisture also contributes to mold, leaving your air unfit to breathe.
Save on cooling bills — When the temperature outside is appropriate, leaving your windows and doors open is an excellent substitute for running your HVAC Unit. Not only does it feel fresher, but it also cuts down on bills to run your HVAC system.
Fresh air is good for you! — Fresh air has a ton of excellent benefits for a healthy lifestyle. Breathing in clean air relieves stress and increases happiness, leaving you feeling calm and free of anxiety. It also aids in preventing diseases by boosting your immune system. And if you’re feeling tired, fresh air can energize you.
So do yourself a favor this spring and open up some windows. And if those windows need replacing, contact us at Tri County Window & Siding for a free estimate. We carry products from the industry’s best manufacturers and happily service customers in Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties.
Thanks for reading!