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3 Health Reasons of Maintaining Clean Windows

Dirty windows are no joke. If they aren’t regularly cleaned, it can lead to health issues and the formation and buildup of dirt, grime, mold, and mildew. In this month’s blog, we’ll discuss a few health reasons and benefits of maintaining a good routine of cleaning your windows.

Prevents mold

Did you know that mold can easily form on your windows and window sills? The combination of condensation and a warm, dark environment creates a situation in which mold can form and thrive. If you see any dark or brown spots forming on your window sill, it may be time to call in some professional help. It’s important to eliminate mold as fast as possible before it can spread and cause respiratory infections. Keeping a good routine of dusting and wiping your window sill will prevent dirt and mold build up.

Less Allergies

Windows are a place where dust and dirt can easily accumulate, especially in the corners, on the window tracks, and the window screen. When you open your windows during warm or hot seasons, the dust and pollen will blow into your home. This can make your allergies even worse, especially if you’re already sensitive to it. Regularly wiping down the corners and crevices of your window and window sill can make a huge difference. 

Less Insects

If you have an exterior window screen, insects often find their way on there to nest. Not to mention, the corners of your window sill are a common spot for spiders to web down and lay their eggs. Prevent potential bug bites and insects from entering your home by routinely dusting and wiping down your windows.


To maintain the cleanliness and beautiful appearance of your home and windows, it’s best to rely on professional services. At Ernest Windows, we provide premium window washing services to residential and commercial clients. We are known for our reliability and efficiency. Visit our website to learn more about our services or call us at (800) 270-6228 for a free consultation or quote.

A Window to the Mind – The Psychological Benefits of Natural Light

These days, the trope of a depressed person has become a cliché. TV shows and movies depict a depressed person as someone who is shut away in a dark room with shutters covering the windows and discarded bits of food and trash cluttering the floor. However, there is more truth to this scene than we are aware of. Did you know a dim room without any windows to let sunlight in can negatively affect your brain? This blog post will go over the many ways that an open, well-lit window can improve your psychological health.

Increased Productivity

Windows increase productivity in almost every definition of the word. In a work environment, multiple studies have shown that workers are more happy and productive when there are windows in the office. Natural light sparks energy and positivity, and causes workers to have improved mental clarity and problem solving skills. When a workplace is closed off from windows or has darker lighting, employees perform more poorly.

However, this is not just limited to the workplace. A study conducted by Heschong Mahone Group showed that students in rooms with windows scored higher on exams than those in rooms with only artificial light. Another study done by the same group found that Walmart made 40% more sales when their checkout counters were located under skylights. If you want to improve your productivity, do your work in a room with a window!

Decreased Depression

Sunlight has two benefits that help you fight depression: it boosts vitamin D in your body, and it helps your body release more serotonin. Vitamin D is a type of hormone linked to your body’s “feel-good” hormones, and serotonin is one of those “feel-good” hormones that boosts your mood. While spending too much time in the sun can cause sun burns and even skin cancer, a certain amount of time in the sun each day can be incredibly beneficial to your body.

This is where windows come in. Most modern windows are treated to let in light without letting in harmful UV rays. So, windows give you all the good parts of natural light while leaving out the harmful parts. Many studies have shown that taking in natural light helps people feel better because of the increased intake of vitamin D and production of serotonin. Whether you suffer from depression, or if you’re simply feeling gloomy that day, being near a window can improve your overall mood.

Improved Sleep

Your sleep cycle, or circadian cycle, is what makes you wake up in the morning and fall asleep at night. If this gets messed up, you will experience sleep problems related to insomnia, oversleeping, or fatigue. Your windows can help! The National Center of Biotechnology Information conducted a 30-year study and found that natural light affects our circadian cycle. In a different study, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute discovered that people who were exposed to more sunlight had a better quality of sleep, fell asleep faster, and didn’t wake up as often during the night, compared to those who were not as exposed to natural light.

Why does this happen? Not only does being exposed to the morning light improve your mood for the day, but it also lets your body know when it’s time to wake up. After the sun goes down, your brain is triggered into producing melatonin, which is the chemical that makes you sleepy. The natural cycle of the day regulates our cycle of sleep, meaning that our bodies are biologically attuned to the rising and setting of the sun.


There are countless psychological benefits of sunlight. Natural light is incredibly good for the human body, so being near a window all day can really improve your overall well-being. However, a dirty window doesn’t let as much light in. Make sure that your windows are nice and clean by calling Ernest Windows for our window cleaning services!

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