Windows offer a simple but effective way to passively – and naturally – ventilate your home. But you’ll need to choose the right window style for this. Here are some of your best options:
1. Casement Windows
These windows are known for their simple yet elegant design, which lends itself well to homes with a vintage style. But casements also contribute greatly to natural home ventilation. You can either angle their sashes at about 45 degrees to better direct cooling breezes into your home or just leave them wide open to let in more fresh air.
2. Double-Hung Windows
Thousands of homes across the country are graced by double-hung windows – and with good reason. They come with a neat and simple design that allows them to match almost every home style. But exceptional versatility isn’t the only thing double-hung windows have going for them. They come with two operable sashes that you can open at the same time. This allows fresh and cool air to enter your home via the bottom sash while warm, stale air is expelled via the top sash. You can also just leave either the top or bottom sash open if you want greater control of the ventilation your home receives.
3. Bay and Bow Windows
You got to love bay windows for their unique design alone. They protrude from your home’s exterior wall, creating a deep sill area that you can use as a cozy breakfast nook or as a small storage area. But check out their angular design, which has a fixed window at a center and an operable window flanking each side. These two operable windows (usually casement or double-hung) improve ventilation by allowing cool air to enter our home from multiple angles.
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