When summer hits, Australians find themselves turning on their air conditioners and watching their power bills skyrocket. What if I told you that you can decrease your energy costs by implementing some simple ventilation strategies that can connect you to the outdoors as well as increasing your property value?
When designing spaces that can work with nature instead of fighting against it Breezway Altair Louvre Windows offer improved health and comfort benefits for building occupants while decreasing energy costs. As seen above the sheer amount of free space utilised when opening a Breezway Altair Louvre Window creates added ventilation in comparison to other window types on the market.
1. CROSS FLOW VENTILATION
Image: Breezway Altair Louvres create a cross flow ventilation.
It is extremely important that windows are placed strategically to create effective ventilation. Cross flow ventilation is a simple but effective ventilation strategy. Above you can see an example of excellent ventilation, when windows are placed off centred and on parallel walls ventilation is maximised. This can be especially beneficial when used in bedrooms and living areas in the home.
2. INTERNAL VENTILATION
To improve liveability and create a holistic, open feel environment Breezway Altair Louvre can be used to ventilate internally. The drawing below shows the increased amounts of ventilation achieved from using louvre windows between rooms rather than just external windows. When using this ventilation strategy homeowners will find that their living areas feel cooler and more comfortable. When entertaining guests this ventilation strategy can provide a consistent amount of ventilation throughout the dwelling as well as providing a consistent design direction.
3. THERMAL CHIMNEY EFFECT
Image: Multiple bays of Breezway Louvre Windows can create eye-catching designs inside a living area.
Louvre Windows can provide a naturally cooled room especially when utilising the chimney effect. By placing Louvre Windows up high the warmer air in the room rises where it escapes through the Louvre windows, in turn keeping the whole room cold. This can be applied to the kitchen area of a household to provide maximum ventilation and a naturally cooled room.
Breezway Powerlouvre Windows are best for high level natural ventilation. Powerlouvres are an automated window which can be controlled by a touch control panel called the Apptivate Control System which has Bluetooth connectivity and is compatible with smartphones and tablets. The Apptivate has built-in temperature sensors and timer controls so you can best operate your Powerlouvre Window System at any time of day. For more information please visit our Powerlouvre page.
Breezway Altair Louvre Windows can provide maximum natural ventilation and light into your home. For more information on natural ventilation and window energy ratings please visit our Energy Ratings page.