Did you know leaky or drafty windows can negatively impact your home’s air quality? When your windows are drafty, air from the outdoors seeps into your home and can cause the transfer of pollutants and allergens into the air your family breathes in throughout the day. While it might not seem like a big issue, leaky windows can impact your home’s air quality and the comfort of your household. Scheduling a window replacement can significantly improve the air quality of your home.
How Leaky Windows Impact Your Home’s Air Quality
Leaky windows can have a significant impact on home air quality in several ways:
Indoor Air Pollution
Leaky windows allow outdoor pollutants, such as pollen, dust, and dirt, to enter your home. These pollutants can easily drift into your home through a leaky window, triggering allergy or asthma symptoms. Especially in the spring, when pollen counts peak, a leaky window can cause discomfort among your loved ones.
Leaky windows allow moisture to seep into your home, creating conditions that can lead to and encourage mold growth. Mold can also produce allergens and irritants that affect indoor air quality and pose health risks.
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Leaky windows allow carbon monoxide, a toxic gas produced by car emissions, gas stoves, fireplaces, and furnaces, to enter your home. High levels of carbon monoxide can cause symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, and nausea and can be life-threatening.
Leaky windows can also contribute to energy loss, causing your heating and cooling systems to work harder to maintain a comfortable temperature. This can lead to higher energy bills and reduced indoor air quality.
Signs You Have a Leaky Window
If you can feel a draft through a window when it is closed, there is likely a problem with the seal, causing your wanted temperatures to leave and uncomfortable temperatures to come in. Moisture between your panes indicates that humidity from the outside air is leaking through a failed seal and accumulating between the panes. The first signs of mold around your window also indicate leaking. Moisture from outside can create the perfect environment for mold to grow around your window.
Leaky Windows Replacement with Family Replacement Windows
To maintain good indoor air quality and avoid health risks, it is important to repair or replace your leaky windows as soon as possible. Energy-efficient windows installed by Family Replacement Windows are designed to prevent air leaks and improve indoor air quality. Call our team at (855) 785-1993, or click here for a FREE quote regarding your leaky window replacement!