In an office, it is often underestimated just how much of an effect that the internal environment can have on the health, wellbeing, mood and productivity of employees. One of the most important parts of maintaining a happy office is to ensure that the temperature, humidity and air quality is properly managed for a comfortable, healthy workplace.
Window actuators are a popular way of automating office windows to deliver effective ventilation. They are extremely versatile and are suitable for use on a wide range of window types including side, top and bottom hung as well as sash windows and can accommodate various loads.
Automating your office windows can be an extremely worthwhile investment and bring with them a lot of benefits and advantages.
Here are 8 reasons why you should consider getting them installed;
High up or hard to reach windows, skylights and ceiling windows can often be left unopened because they are difficult to access, inconvenient to open, take too long or involve the potentially hazardous use of a ladder. Window actuators allow for the automatic opening of windows at the touch of a button for simple, fast and hassle-free ventilation of even the most awkward windows.
When integrated with a control box or sensors, electric window actuators can be programmed for the efficient management of your window movements. This means that they can be co-ordinated to open and close at certain times of the day or when it reaches a certain temperature to meet your offices unique requirements.
Automatic opening windows are a great way to lower your reliance on air conditioning systems for cooling by allowing the free flow of air throughout the property which provides effective humidity and temperature control.
Air conditioning systems and dehumidifiers can cost a lot of money to run, especially in the warmer months when they are often solely relied upon to maintain the optimal internal temperatures. By reducing the use of these systems, automatic windows can be a great way to save money on energy bills, lowering costs and reducing overheads.
Opening and closing a window that is high up or hard to reach can be dangerous and result in injury or harm. Window actuators make opening your windows as safe as possible with easy remote open and close controls or automatic timers that can be programmed to do the job for you.
Window actuators are designed for longevity, durability and the capability of withstanding environmental stresses for a prolonged service life. This means that they don’t need replacing regularly and work out to be a reliable, resilient and long-term, sustainable window opening solution.
Better Internal Environment
Air conditioning units might be able to cool effectively but they do not provide some of the benefits that natural ventilation using automatic windows can. Allowing fresh air to flow through the building works to expel indoor pollutants and germs, making the office healthier, cleaner and improving the air quality.
These types of actuators require very little maintenance and upkeep, the frequency which can depend on the type, usage and property itself. Typically, the actuator along with any sensors should be tested, checked, cleaned and calibrated every 3 years or so to ensure that they are in full working order and that there are no faults. During this the actuator and any window hinges can also be lubricated if required.