The Benefits of Window Automation During the Summer

We might be used to a lot of cool days and rain in the UK but when the warm weather does hit, it can have a big impact on the internal comfort and temperature of homes, offices, shops, hospitals, hotels and numerous other types of shared spaces.

Window actuators are an efficient way of automating your windows to better control and manage the internal environment of your property, providing a wide range of benefits which we will discuss in this post.

Temperature Control

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In the warmer weather, it can be difficult to keep homes cool, especially if you don’t have air conditioning. When temperatures rise above a certain level, then it can be very difficult for those who are working, visiting or living there to function effectively as the heat can make it extremely uncomfortable.

Window actuators allow for reliable, accurate and straight forward window automation that works to help control internal temperatures and humidity, allowing fresh air to circulate and providing natural ventilation throughout. They can also be programmed to open and close automatically, based on your predetermined temperature settings for straight forward temperature control.

Air Quality

When properties rely solely on mechanical air ventilation such as air-conditioning systems, the rooms may be cool but the air inside is merely the same air circulated round and round. Using window actuators means that fresh, clean air is allowed in and stale, polluted, contaminated air can flow out through the openings, helping to greatly improve the internal air quality.

Health and Wellbeing

Without windows being open, the temperature and air quality within the building can have a direct impact on the health, wellbeing and productivity of those inside. 

Installing window actuators makes it simple and quick to open windows and works by;

  • Allowing fresh, clean air to flow and circulate throughout
  • Removing stagnant air, bad smells, pollutants, germs, bacteria and excess CO2

Save Energy and Cut Costs

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Relying on air conditioning alone for temperature control can be extremely expensive, using up large amounts of energy, especially in the summer and warmer months. Utilising natural ventilation can be a simple, environmentally friendly and cost-efficient way of reducing your dependence on HVAC systems

Window actuators can be programmed to open and close automatically at your chosen times or can be fitted with sensors that trigger them to open when the internal temperature reaches a certain level. This is a great way to cool the property and lower temperatures in a way that helps to reduce your energy usage and cut costs.

Safety and Security

For windows that are high up or out of reach, window actuators can make them much more accessible and easier to open and close. In the summer, when temperatures are high, it is not uncommon for windows to be left open overnight, either intentionally or by mistake. This can make your premises vulnerable to potential break ins and provide an easy way for thieves to gain access to your property and its contents. Window automation takes the possibility and chance of human error out of the equation and makes sure that windows are closed at a certain time so that you don’t need to worry about forgetful staff leaving them open.

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