Indoor air quality plays a vital role in the health and wellness of everyone in your household. One key to encouraging good indoor air quality is proper ventilation inside your home.
Known for their expertise in exterior siding services, S.I.S. Exterior Renovations suggest the use of passive ventilation for cleaner, fresher air for your indoors. In this article, we will explain how you can make the most out of your windows with passive ventilation.
What is Passive Ventilation?
Passive ventilation helps bring fresh outdoor air into your home without using appliances, such as air conditioning or fans. By using the windows and other openings of your home, you can let stagnant air out and bring fresh air inside. This technique works best if the air has clear, uninterrupted pathways through your home.
For instance, in winter, you might consider opening your windows or other spaces up high or on upper levels to cool down your home and let warm air escape. Ingenious passive ventilation can refresh your home without creating drafts or letting out too much warmth.
To create well-designed passive ventilation, you can create open plan areas or other openings between rooms to maximize the airflow. Be sure that you have large windows that can be opened on each side of your house to make the most of the natural wind. With proper passive ventilation, you can open or close your window, doors or other vents to fit your ideal temperature and improve indoor air quality.
What Are My Options for Passive Ventilation?
For best results, it’s recommended that you ventilate your house for at least 15 minutes at least five times each week. In the morning, you can open your windows on the south and east side to let the cool breeze inside. At night, keep the air moving by opening the windows on the north and west side.
If your house has more than one story, it’s best to have openable windows on each level. When the hot air rises in summer, you can open your high windows on the upper floors for good air ventilation.
Not only can passive ventilation let you save money for your energy bills, but it also promises healthier and fresher air for your comfort. For more inquiries about home improvement, get in touch with S.I.S. Exterior Renovations. We offer James Hardie® siding services and many more in Calgary. Call us today at (403) 640-1334 or fill out our contact form to set an appointment.