Open-Air Schools: Part 4. Open-Window Rooms
by Siegried Maia Hansen Upton - 1914
"Open-window room," "fresh air room," "low temperature room," and "cold air room" are all different names for the same kind of room, namely, one where the windows are kept open and where artificial heating is used only in severe weather. In some of these rooms the whole south wall is given over to window space from ceiling to floor, the windows being so hinged and fitted with cords and pulleys as to enable them to be raised flat against the ceiling. These windows have not proven to be an entire success, however, as in stormy weather they have to be wholly closed. Rooms having windows on one side only have fewer drafts than corner rooms. On the other hand corner rooms have some desirable features that the others do not have; they permit of a more even flow of air through them and all parts of the room can be kept at a more uniform temperature. If winds and storms make it necessary to close the one side, the other can be kept open. Windows that swing from side to side on a pivot, and that can be so adjusted as to let in air and at the same time throw off the wind seem to be the best solution to the draft problem reached as yet.
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