With the arrival of summer comes the anticipated discomfort the season can bring. Homeowners continuously search for ways to keep their homes cool without sacrificing energy efficiency or replacing their patio doors. One of the ongoing debates about this is if your windows should remain open or stay closed on hot days.
In this post, Comfort King Windows and Doors discusses which course of action you should take when it comes to opening or closing your windows.
Should I Open My Windows?
This is a common question some homeowners have during the summer season. As it turns out, most experts actually recommend that you keep your windows closed during the day and only open them at night, especially if your home has decent insulation. While it may seem that leaving your double-hung or slider windows open during daytime hours will let in the cool breeze, you’re actually letting large amounts of hot air into your home. Instead, keep them closed and use a fan to promote continuous air circulation, which will make your home feel cooler and more comfortable.
Once night falls, however, you’re more than free to keep your windows open to take advantage of the cool night air. This enables your home to cool down throughout the night so you’ll wake up to a more comfortable temperature in the morning. It’s also possible for you to hasten the cooling process by using a fan to blow cooler air inside. If you’re concerned about security, you can always gauge which windows you think are safe to leave open at night.
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