Ventilation is essential in keeping your home healthy, comfortable and cool. Without proper air circulation, your home will feel stuffy, lingering odors will be trapped inside, and your HVAC system will have to work harder which will drive up your utility bills.
To improve the natural ventilation in your home while maintaining energy efficiency, consider installing these popular window styles in your home according to one of the leading doors and windows replacement experts.
- Bow and Bay Windows
Bow and bay windows are large windows that take up a lot of space in your home and are arranged as a single unit. While it has a large, fixed window in the middle, it is flanked by two, smaller windows that can be opened and closed. These side windows can easily catch breezes in two different directions, allowing you to maximize your home’s ventilation.
- Sliding Windows
Sliding windows are the most popular replacement windows style since they don’t require any clearance to operate, but still admit plenty of fresh air into the home. The versatile design of sliding windows allows them to mesh with large, fixed windows to provide plenty of natural ventilation.
- Casement Windows
Casements hinge to one side and open outwards using a crank. This window style can be fully opened, exposing the entire opening of the unit. You can make the most of the ventilation from your casement windows by opening them towards the wind. This will allow the windows to capture the air as it moves along your home’s exterior.
- Double Hung Windows
Double-hung windows are able to provide natural ventilation, even without the presence of outdoor air, using the airflow within a room. Double-hung windows allow cool air to enter at the bottom while hot air exits through the top. The higher your ceiling and the taller your windows are, the more effective double-hung windows will be.
At Renewal by Andersen® of Central Pennsylvania, we offer a host of replacement window options for every room in your home. Our replacement windows vary by size, shape, type of opening, design and color. Different window designs work best in different areas of your home. All of our windows are energy-efficient and eliminate the chilly breezes that plague any house with old windows.
Call us today at (717) 929-8610 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free in-home consultation and estimate. We serve clients in Harrisburg, PA.