When you head down into the basement of your home, do you notice a noticeable difference in terms of air quality? It’s not uncommon for some basements to be a bit dank as stale air just sort of hangs in mid-air. But that’s not something you have to live with since there are some solutions to this problem. Going with a Tigard, OR window replacement project will give you a lot of bang for your buck – but there are other things that you can try as well.
First Things First
Before you go all gung-ho by spending money in a haphazard fashion, it pays to get to the bottom of the issue. That means getting the air quality in your basement tested. Quite frankly, you might as well get the air quality tested in your entire home. You can either hire a professional or get a do-it-yourself kit from your local home improvement retailer. Once you conduct the test and get the results, you’ll know what needs to be done to improve the air quality. Here are some easy ways to improve air quality in your basement:
Solution 1: Replacement Windows
It should come as little, if any, surprise that windows will naturally provide ventilation. If you open the windows, air will get in and out. If you have windows on both sides of your basement, you can get a nice flow of air into and out of your home. It is true that replacement windows aren’t cheap, but think of it this way — you may not have to do anything else to improve air quality if you install some quality windows in your basement. If you have windows in place already but are not sure that they’re up to par, consult with a replacement window retailer for a professional opinion. The professional will also be able to help with strategic placement of windows to guarantee the best ventilation possible for your basement.
Solution 2: Forced Air System
If you already have windows in place and are not interested in replacing them, you could consider getting a forced air system put in place. These systems essentially move stale air from out of your basement and replace it with fresh air. Consult with a professional to ensure that you get a system that can accommodate your home’s square footage. Forced air systems use dehumidifiers, fans and electricity. Such a system will work for you, but replacement windows are a simpler option that won’t require electricity to operate.
We’re pretty sure that you’ll agree that Tigard, OR window replacements make sense if you want to improve air quality in your basement. You’ll immediately improve air quality just by opening the windows, and it’s a much simpler system than is a forced air system. Kemp’s Window Inc., located at 16107 SE McLoughlin Blvd Portland, OR 97267, is your one-stop shop for windows for any room in your home. Call us at (503) 659-7587 to speak to one of our professional staff members or visit our showroom to talk to someone in person or to look at the various types of windows we sell and install.