Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Open up the windows and ventilate your home

The sun is finally shining up here in the NW, it feels like summer. Time to open up the windows and air out the home. When I was growing up, my mom was always opening up the house to air it out. Most times it wasn't as nice as today. I was usually cold and wondering why my mom did the things she did. Now I realize, it was because she was very wise.

One of the most important things you can do to improve the health of your home is to improve its ventilation. Stagnate air out - fresh air in. Opening up the windows, turning on your vents and running your whole house ventilation system can help improve your ventilation. Keep in mind, what goes out must come back in. Any air that leaves the home, the equal amount must come back in.

Having a home with healthy ventilation does many beneficial things. According to the National center for healthy homes "Proper ventilation can reduce hazards of:

Volatile organic compounds (VOC)
Environmental Tobacco smoke
Particulate matter
Carbon Monoxide

Considering, in most homes, the indoor polutants have higher concentrations than outdoor air by 2x5 times! Keeping your home ventilated is a fundamental part of a healthy home and family.

Wishing you a healthy and happy home,
Denise Frakes


  1. Really interesting info. I didn't knew this info on ventilation. Thanks for sharing. House Cleaning Services.

  2. Opening up the windows just don't help keep the house cool at times and that's where you need cooling and heating systems. An AC unit can definitely keep you cool but expensive, and that's why we decided to have a whole house fan installation. It helped keep the house cool, daytime and at night time.