There’s a heated debate, literally and figuratively, on whether you should leave your windows open or not during the summer months. It’s natural for people to think that keeping your windows open is the best solution since you can cool down your living space with some outdoor air. However, that isn’t always the case. In today’s post, your trusted wood and vinyl windows expert, Homecraft® Inc., share the things you should be mindful of when opening or closing your windows when it’s hot.
Outdoor Air Is Warm
Keep in mind that sometimes, outdoor air could be even warmer than the air inside. In turn, this lets the cool air in your home escape, and allows the hot air to enter. This makes your living space hotter and even more uncomfortable than before. Sometimes, homeowners could opt to use their air conditioning unit, affecting their energy efficiency. Before deciding to open up your windows to allow fresh air in during the summer, check the thermometer to see if the indoor air temperature is hotter than the air outside. If it’s cooler indoors, it’s better to keep your windows shut.
Have Insulated Windows
According to experts on replacement windows, if you have proper window insulation, it’s better to keep your windows closed. Remember that they help prevent warm air from escaping during the winter, and it does the same thing when there’s cold air indoors. This is why it’s important to check on the condition of your windows so that you can have them replaced if necessary. One good option to consider is a composite window replacement.
There isn’t a solid answer to this question as it totally depends on your home, your situation and the local climate. You’ll also have to factor in other things such as your home’s security, as well as allowing animals or pests to infiltrate your home.
Get energy-efficient windows installed by our team of experts. Homecraft® Inc. is the leading home exterior contractor in Newark, Middleton and Bear, DE. We specialize in vinyl and wood window installation projects. Call us at (302) 703-1109 or fill out this contact form to request a quote.