Did you know that one of the simplest ways to live a greener lifestyle is by increasing your home’s access to natural ventilation? Also known as ‘passive cooling’, natural ventilation helps reduce your energy costs, while improving the air quality in your living space. Renewal by Andersen® of Montana, your trusted replacement window company, shares a few ways to effectively harness natural home ventilation.
1. Use ground coverings. You might want to consider covering pavements and surrounding grounds with grass or other low heat-absorbing materials. This way, the coverings can reduce the amount of heat retained in the ground. At the same time, this helps direct cool air into your home.
2. Get larger windows. If your existing windows are on the small side, you might want to replace them with newer, bigger ones. Renewal by Andersen® of Montana can help you with this. We offer custom windows in a variety of sizes and shapes. Just turn to us and our skilled design technicians will listen to your specific needs and help you explore your options. We also make sure that your new windows will comply with local building codes and regulations.
3. Take into account window orientation. To achieve optimal cross-ventilation, for example, make sure there are windows placed on the north and south areas of your home. This helps encourage natural breezes and draws in better airflow into your rooms. Proper cross-ventilation can be especially handy during summer.
4. Choose a good window style. Two of the best windows for increasing access to natural ventilation are double-hung and casement windows. The top and bottom sashes of double-hung windows can be opened at the same time to expel warm, stale air from your home, while letting in cooling breezes. Casements, meanwhile, can be angled to direct fresh air into your home.
Look no further than Renewal by Andersen® of Montana for high-quality replacement windows that can efficiently improve your access to natural ventilation. We proudly serve Billings, MT, and the surrounding areas. Call us today at (406) 206-2377 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.