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Improving Air Circulation: Why You Should Do It and How

Air circulation and ventilation are vital to every home’s capability to prevent stuffiness. That is why it’s important that you continue to improve it as much as you can. The reason for this is that it can help you further regulate the temperature of your home, remove impurities in the air, prevent mold growth and create a pleasant breathing space. There are numerous ways you can do this.

In this post, Renewal by Andersen® of Des Moines discusses the various ways you can improve your home’s air circulation and ventilation.


You can run an exhaust fan and a traditional fan in your home in order to improve both your home’s overall air and allow said air to circulate. Exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathrooms can draw air and moisture inward, improving outdoor ventilation, prevent humidity and remove any pollutants in the air. A traditional fan, on the other hand, can blow air outward and allow continuous circulation of air for the comfort of the people at home, especially during the summer months.

Attic Vents

An attic vent is required for better attic ventilation since it can drive out any excess heat and moisture in the attic. Poor attic ventilation, or the lack thereof, can cause the stagnant air in the attic to be trapped, penetrate the attic floor and affect your entire home as a result.

Open Doors and Windows

Opening your doors and windows is the simplest way of improving your home’s air circulation. Open the windows and doors in different rooms in order to create a cross flow that can improve your home’s circulation. Since you’re “airing out” your home, the stale indoor air will quickly be replaced by fresh air from the outdoors and remove any pollutants and excess moisture. 

Home Ventilation System

If you’d like to go the technological route in improving air circulation and ventilation in your home, there’s the option of installing a home ventilation system. A well-designed and installed ventilation system can provide great ventilation for your home, no matter the weather outside. It can also replace the stale air in your home with fresh, dry air to create a healthier and warmer environment for your household.

Turn to Renewal by Andersen of Des Moines for your home improvement needs. We are your leading provider of replacement windows and door installation services. Give us a call at (515) 209-3000, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We serve homeowners in Urbandale and other nearby areas.


"Jack and I would like to thank you for the fabulous job that was done when our windows were installed. Thank you, Robert for suggesting the awning window in the kitchen. I absolutely love it. The crew of Eli, Colton, Nate and Ben were friendly, efficient, courteous and very knowledgeable. They do a fantastic job for the company. They made no mess and everything was cleaned up and left in the same condition as when they arrived. We are completely satisfied with the product and the installation. Renewal by Andersen is definitely worth the expense."

Jan and Jack W. - Carroll, IA
June 2014

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