Homes are often hotter during summer when the days are long and the nights are short. Although air conditioning helps to lower indoor air temperatures, it causes a major rise in electric bills.
Proper air circulation and ventilation in homes helps lower indoor air temperatures naturally. Moving air also helps people inside the home adjust to warmer temperatures better. What’s more, proper ventilation will help lessen sweat, prevent the growth of mold and give you fresh air inside the home.
Improving air circulation and adding ventilation to your home doesn’t have to be costly. In this article, trusted bay window provider Renewal by Andersen® of San Antonio discusses some of the cost-effective ways to improve home ventilation and air circulation to help you feel cooler and more comfortable in your home during summer.
Open Your Windows and Doors
This is a cost-free way to improve air circulation at home. By opening your windows, you allow outdoor air to enter into your home while allowing humid or stagnant and warm indoor air to escape. If the air outside is cooler, you’ll be able to replace warm indoor air with more refreshing air.
Open your windows if the air outside is cooler than the air inside your home. Crank open the casement windows in your living room and open the awning windows. The more windows and doors you have open, the more air can circulate in your home.
If your home only has a few windows, or most of your windows are inoperable like picture windows, consider adding more windows or replacing the inoperable window with one that can be opened when needed.
Use Exhaust Fans
Exhaust fans are very helpful in removing warm, humid air from inside your home. Install them in your kitchen and bathroom and any other areas that are exposed to moisture on a regular basis, such as your laundry room. This will help you manage warm and moist air inside your home.
Install an Attic Vent
Attic vents allow air in the attic to flow freely, helping to lower indoor air temperature. Air gets stuck in attics that don’t have adequate ventilation and becomes stagnant. Installing an attic vent, or even an extractor fan, will help improve indoor air quality and lower the indoor temperature.
Improving the ventilation in your home doesn’t have to be difficult. You can do it by using something that’s already in your home — your windows. Renewal By Andersen is a company that specializes in doors and window installation, and we can assure you that our windows are effective and durable.
Call us at (210) 888-9680 or fill out our online form for a free window evaluation and estimate. We serve clients in San Antonio, Universal City and Boerne, TX.