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Trickle Vents : Why your Home needs them

Updated: Apr 25, 2023

It's the dead of winter and you're fighting a cold. You don't feel like getting out of bed, but you know that your body needs some fresh air. You could crack open the window and let in a blast of cold air, but then your room would be freezing for hours—and that's not going to help relieve your congestion. Luckily this is a problem that is easily solved.


What are Trickle Vents?

Windows with trickle vents are a great way to keep your home more comfortable and reduce energy bills. They help to prevent condensation and increase ventilation while allowing air to flow through double-glazed windows. The trickle vent is an opening that's placed above the level of the glass in an insulated glass unit (IGU). By allowing air to move through this opening, it reduces the likelihood of condensation forming on the inside surface of the second pane of glass.


How do they work?


Trickle vents work by allowing air to flow through a window without letting rain in. Because there is no risk of water entering, you can leave your windows open without having to worry about damage or mold growth. They are also more efficient than opening windows when you need fresh air in an area, as they require less energy than opening and closing them repeatedly.



Why are they better than other options?


Trickle vents are better than other methods of ventilation because they allow you to have fresh air without compromising the integrity of your structure or having to deal with condensation on surfaces near windows where cold air flows into warmer areas (such as bathrooms). They also prevent rain from entering through openings when you want them closed but want some air circulation inside.




Before After

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before trickle vent
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If you've been thinking about getting trickle vents installed on your windows, now is the time! By reducing condensation and improving ventilation, trickle vents can help keep you feeling better during cold weather months—plus it's an easy way to make your home more energy efficient.


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