Here in the Las Vegas Valley we are blessed to have extremely mild weather during the winter months. These months definitely help make up for the excessively hot summer temperatures that we endure. Many Las Vegans try to enjoy every minute of the times when the weather is beautiful outside. Frequently they do this by opening the windows in their home. Today Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning is going to discuss the effects that opening your windows has.
Importance of Fresh Air in the House
The largest advantage of opening your windows is that it gives your home an amazing breath of fresh air. Numerous studies have shown that spending time in the fresh air is good for your body in numerous ways. Fresh air increases your energy level and boosts your immune system. Many people find themselves feeling invigorated and productive when they have their windows open.
In addition to increasing your energy and boosting your immune system, opening your windows can also help lessen the symptoms of depression. Thousands of people struggle with seasonal depression. When the sun is not out as often they will become more depressed. Opening your windows lets the sunlight in. This sunlight and fresh air combine to help lessen the symptoms of depression. Another benefit of opening your windows is that it helps freshen up the air in your home. The air in your home can become stale over time. When your windows are open the cross breeze helps move the stale air out of your home and fills your home with fresh air.
Should You Open Windows when Heating is On?
Along with the benefits of opening your windows there are also some cons. One con is that allergens make their way into your home when your windows are open. When allergens get into your home anyone that suffers with allergies or asthma will definitely notice an increase in their symptoms. Allergy and asthma symptoms can cause so much pain and suffering. You can avoid some of this pain and suffering by keeping your windows closed. Opening your windows can be tough on your HVAC system. Your HVAC system is set-up to function in a very precise manner. When you open the windows, it alters the way that your HVAC system functions. Your HVAC will have to work harder to keep your home at the desired temperature. The workload increases if it is overly hot or cold when you have your windows open. We recommend that you do not open your windows on days when your heating or air conditioning system is needed. Having your windows open will invite dust and debris into your home. You will definitely want to clean your home after you close your windows so that this dust and debris does not stay in your home and cause any problems.
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Hopefully this article has helped you see what the pros and cons of opening your windows are. Now when you are choosing whether or not to open your windows you can make an educated decision. Call Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning for all your HVAC needs.