Allow your home to breathe by opening your windows. Here are the 4 reasons why you should open the windows in your homes as often as you can.
1. Good for your body
Studies show that one of the most dangerous hazards to our health is indoor air pollution. When windows are closed, air is trapped inside your home and air pollutants can build up. These pollutants are mainly from off-gassing of paints, cleaning products, carpet and new furniture. Allergens such as dust and dander will also accumulate when the air is stale inside your home. Rooms that are air tight will build up high levels of humidity inside that is the main source of molds.
Let the fresh air in by opening your windows. It will significantly improve the indoor air quality of your home and improve your and your family’s health. Open windows will force the air inside your home to move and replace all the unwanted air inside into a fresher and cleaner air from outside.
2. Good for your mind
Air quality has a positive effect in your cognition or your ability to acquire knowledge and understanding. It will make you think better and is very important for learning. Studies show that employees are significantly less productive if the indoor air quality inside a building is poor and they have no access to fresh air from the outside.
By opening your windows, you are somehow connecting yourself to nature, which can boost your mood and make you happier. Also, sunlight during morning and afternoon is a very effective mood booster and a good source of vitamin D.
3. More savings
Instead of relying on air conditioners and fans, why not use the free air that is available outside? Just open your windows and let nature cool you free of charge. It will reduce your reliance on air conditioners and lower your electric consumption. More than 40% of your electric consumption comes from these cooling equipment.
By always opening your windows and allowing fresh air to go inside, your home will have lower humidity levels. This means that you will no longer need dehumidifiers that will cost you around P10,000. Air fresheners will not be needed as well because with lower humidity and higher air movement inside, your house will not smell stuffy and old. Your house will actually smell a lot better if you open your windows.
4. Good for the environment
By lowering your reliance to air conditioners and harnessing the power of nature in cooling your home, you will reduce your reliance on fossil-fuel generated energy that is harmful for nature.
Opening your windows has many benefits not just for you, but for the environment as well. BluHomes Breeze, a nature-friendly townhouse development in Amparo Caloocan, encourages its homeowners to open their windows by providing free insect screens to all its openable windows so they will not worry about insects entering their homes. Also, windows at BluHomes Breeze are casement-type windows that are 100% openable, which will allow more fresh air to come in compared to ordinary sliding windows.