If your kids are anything like mine then you will struggle to keep the windows open. I hide to open the windows in our house. The twins (especially my son) are so worried about flies and bugs getting in, they rather I leave the windows closed even when it is dead warm. So it is a struggle here. I like to open the windows for a minutes every day even when it is cold. I do this when I can for many reasons.
If you work from home like myself, you spend a lot of time in your house since there is no work commute or office to go to. Since I spend many hours everyday at home, I like to bring the outdoors in as much as I can to balance it out. Doing this helps me balance my home, mind, body and bank balance.
Here is how –
Opening the windows helps get rid of indoor pollutants
Opening the windows regularly helps to clear the air in the house. It also helps get rid of indoor pollutants in the home. Research has shown that the air in the house contains more toxins than the outside air. The pollutants released from things like fireplaces, water heaters, gas ovens, and space heaters all get trapped in the house.
This is bad news for those of us that work from home, which is why clearing the air in the house by opening the windows and doors regularly is a must. Tilt and Turn Windows are great for getting fresh air in, as they open vertically and horizontally thanks to the brilliant turn and tilt technology. St Helens Windows is a great company to shop for Tilt and Turn Windows, and other types of quality home improvements. So go have a look on their website for all your windows, doors, conservatories and other home improvement needs.
The house smells a lot better when you open the windows regularly
My house smells a lot better when I open the windows for a few minutes each day. The candles and diffusers mixed with fresh air create the most amazing home fragrance. I can’t stand that stuffy stale smell that lingers in a house sometimes. The way pollutants get trapped in the house is the same way odours linger to. Which is another reason why I like to bring the fresh air in. It does wonders for the smell of my home.
Opening the windows helps my mental health
Do you know that opening the windows regularly can help with your mental health? Well if you didn’t know, now you do. It works like magic on mind. My mood instantly improves once I have the windows open for a bit. There is definitely something in the air that is good for our state of mind. Which is why being out and about helps our mental health as well as our physical health.
You can save money in the summer months when you open your windows
Instead of having your fans and air conditioners on in the summer, you can save money by opening the windows and leaving your blinds drawn, or curtains down. This will help you house stay cool, especially in the evenings. You won’t need to put on any cooling device, which will save you money in the bank.