With natural ventilation air from the outside is gets pulled inside without the use of mechanical or electrical devices. This is important because ventilation improves indoor air quality and encourages passive cooling. Natural ventilation reduces the cost of using electrical means to make your home more comfortable. And the best way to get ventilation in your home is with the right Westminster, CA replacement windows. These windows are the best styles that encourage natural ventilation:
These windows do not protrude when you open them. Instead, one sash slides easily over the other. That is why these windows are ideal for ventilation in areas of the home with limited indoor and outdoor opening space. These windows work well in almost any area of the home but are most popular in bedrooms, living areas, and bathrooms where adequate ventilation is required.
Single Hung Windows
Single hung windows slide vertically instead of from side to side. One operable sash slides over a fixed sash, much like sliding windows. Except these operate on balance systems that hold the window open at certain heights. These windows work well with more traditional style homes and can work in almost any room from the kitchen to bedrooms to bathrooms.
Double Hung Windows
These windows look almost identical to single hung windows, except on these styles both sashes move up and down. This gives the windows a little more versatility. Homeowners can open the top and bottom of the windows, which encourages natural ventilation by pushing warm air out the top and pulling cool air through the bottom.
Awning windows hinge at the top of the frame and push outwards to open. The pane still covers the opening, acting as an awning, hence the name. These windows do project outside, but only slightly. These windows typically have smaller openings, but you can leave them open in the rain. Most homeowners choose to place awning windows in bathrooms and basements but they can work in other areas as well.
These are similar to awning windows, only reverse. Hopper windows hinge at the bottom and can either bull inwards to open or push outwards. The upward tilt of the glass helps block debris and dirt. They can make the most of compact spaces and most homeowners choose to install these windows in the basement.
Casement windows work like awning windows, except these hinge to one side and open outward. Usually, they operate on a crank, which makes them easy to open and close with just one hand. These are perfect for ventilation because you can open the entire window. These windows will work in any room and are especially useful in hard to reach areas like above the sink or behind furniture.
For more information about getting more ventilation with replacement windows in Westminster, CA contact Seaport Windows and Doors. You can reach our office at (714) 220-3939. Or you can visit us at 4201 Katella Ave., Los Alamitos, CA 90720.