Why use vented Windows?
Proper ventilation keeps the air fresh and healthy indoors. Like the lungs, homes need to be able to breathe to make sure that fresh air comes in and dirty air goes out. Air indoors can build up high levels of moisture, odors, gases, dust, and other air pollutants. To keep the air safe indoors, fresh outdoor air is needed to dilute these indoor pollutants.
Fans Are Good But…..
The most common types of mechanical ventilation are the negative pressure solutions found in most homes: bath and kitchen fans. Anytime you run one of these fans, most homes unwittingly bring in unfiltered air from your attic, crawlspace or garage to replace the air you exhausted (we reduce this risk as explained below as well as with other Energy Smart Building System Features). That is probably isn’t very clean.
To provide good air quality, enough air needs to be brought in and circulated so that it reaches all areas of the home. An easy solution would be to keep you windows open. However, that is not practical for many reasons.
What is a trickle vent?
Notice these comments from one expert.... 'A trickle vent is a slider at the top of your window which allows you to open or close small opening in the window and let air in.... This means you can keep your windows shut while ensuring a steady flow of fresh air. Trickle vents can be a great option because they don’t compromise security, nor the warmth of your home, unlike opening windows or doors'. Our Jeld-Wen Energy Saver Plus Windows feature a vent and we are proud to use them in our Energy Smart Building System.