Everyone knows that windows give you ventilation, but some windows are made to maximize airflow. These windows can be used together strategically to have more fresh air in your home, more often. Crosswinds are great, but we’re not going to talk about crosswind in this article. Here we will explore the often forgotten methods of ventilation based on one key concept.
This is well known to most people, but it’s not actually the heat that’s rising, it’s the air! When air is warmer than the air around it, it becomes lighter like how helium is lighter than air, hot air then floats upward until the air around it matches its density.
How to exploit the heat.
On a day when the sun is shining bright and heating up a room, the heat can be expelled from the ceiling. The best way to do this is with a Velux solar powered fresh air skylight which open and close with a remote control. The lower windows should be opened as well to help push the hot air up and out.
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Double Hung Windows
The best option if you do not have a fresh air skylight, are Double Hung windows. Double hung windows give you the opportunity to open the top and bottom window, even if it’s just a crack on each side, the difference in pressure from hot and cold air will create ventilation even on a stagnant day.
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