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Homeowners Make Simple Changes To Create Healthy Holiday Homes

N. WILKESBORO, N.C. (December 2, 2020) — More local families are staying home for the holidays, and they’re making critical changes to keep their homes as healthy as possible. Experts with Window World are sharing proper ventilation tips so everyone inside can breathe easily!

The Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) say proper ventilation and air filtration — along with wearing masks and frequent handwashing —  are critical to protecting your family from airborne contaminants. That’s why local experts from Window World, America’s largest replacement window and exterior remodeling company, created the "Healthy Home Holiday Checklist".

“Everyone wants to feel safe in their own home, and right now, one of the best ways to do that is to make sure it is properly ventilated,” says Window World Chairman and CEO Tammy Whitworth. “Simple tricks, like opening windows at opposite sides of the home, help air flow properly. We created the Window World "Healthy Home Holiday Checklist" to help homeowners breathe easy and enjoy the holidays.”

Window World’s "Healthy Home Holiday Checklist"

  1. Check Your Air Filter — A dirty air filter slows down airflow and makes your system work harder. Consider upgrading your filter to the highest-rated filter that your system can accommodate.
  2. Run Your HVAC System Continuously — Turn on your system’s fan, so it continuously filters and circulates air in your home. If you set your thermostat to “on” (as opposed to “auto”), the system will keep running without heating or cooling the air.
  3. Portable Air Purifier — Consider placing a portable air filter in the room where you and your family spend the most time.
  4. Cross Ventilation — Open windows or doors at opposite sides of the home, and keep internal doors open to help air flow in and out.
  5. Open High and Low Windows — Open your home’s highest and lowest windows at the same time to improve ventilation. Double-hung windows allow you to open windows from either the top or the bottom.
  6. Consider Energy-Efficient Windows — Energy-efficient windows help your home maintain its internal temperature, which is useful when you need to circulate air throughout your house. Trained Window World professionals can help homeowners decide what types of windows work best in your climate.

About Window World®

Window World®, headquartered in North Wilkesboro, N.C., is America’s largest replacement window and exterior remodeling company, with more than 200 locally owned franchises nationwide. Founded in 1995, the company sells and installs windows, siding, doors and other exterior products, with over 18 million windows sold to date. Window World is an ENERGY STAR® partner and its windows, vinyl siding and Therma-Tru doors have all earned the Good Housekeeping Seal. Through its charitable foundation, Window World Cares®, Window World and its franchisees provide funding for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, which honored the company with its Organizational Support Award in 2017. Since its inception in 2008, the foundation has raised over $11 million for St. Jude. Window World also supports the Veterans Airlift Command, a nonprofit organization that facilitates free air transportation to wounded veterans and their families. As a member of that network, Window World’s corporate jet has provided transportation for over 115 missions, transporting 360 people around the country, including veterans and their families. In total, Window World has contributed over $2.5 million in flights and donations since 2008. For more information, visit or call 1-800 NEXTWINDOW. For home improvement and energy efficiency tips, décor ideas and more, follow Window World on Facebook and Twitter

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