Have you heard of comfort engineering? The concept is simple: to incorporate design and technology features that make your home or business as comfortable as possible. A vital aspect of comfort engineering is your windows — specifically, the type of windows you choose and where you install them. Here’s how window replacement can improve the comfort of your home.
Comfort engineering and your windows
Each room of your home will benefit from a specific type of window. Choosing the right window for the space can significantly affect temperature, lighting and airflow.
For example, if you have a large picture window facing the south, it may generate too much heat on sunny days. Applying a low-E coating on the window can help, as this thin layer helps to repel heat and will keep the room cooler. A low-E coating can also reduce your energy bills because you won’t have to use your air conditioning system as much.
Low-E coatings can have the reverse effect in winter, preventing solar-generated heat from escaping. This microscopic film may be beneficial for windows facing the east, as the sun’s morning rays will cozy up the room nicely.
Airflow and comfort engineering
Another aspect of comfort engineering is airflow. Fresh air into your home benefits your health, helps control humidity and reduces odours. It can also prevent mould and mildew from forming inside your home.
Consider installing an awning or casement window in your kitchen to let stale air full of grease and cleaning chemicals escape while allowing fresh air in. Awning windows are also useful for controlling humidity levels in bathrooms and laundry rooms.
Benefits of natural light
Although glass blocks the UVB rays needed for the body to trigger vitamin D production, natural sunlight is still a source of wellness. Sunlight has been shown to reduce depression, increase productivity and help the body maintain a healthy sleep cycle. Installing a large picture window in a living room or other area will do wonders for your overall well-being.
Energy efficiency and home comfort
A drafty bedroom can be an uncomfortable place to sleep. Installing energy-efficient, high-performance windows can eliminate drafts and prevent temperature fluctuations. Your HVAC will work less, and you’ll see reduced energy bills. Won’t that make you more comfortable, too?
Window replacement in Ottawa
At Canadian Comfort Windows & Doors, our vinyl and PVC window selection is one of the largest in the area. Our window experts will work with you to design a window replacement plan to add comfort and style to your home. Also, our technicians have been installing windows and patio doors for customers in the Ottawa area since 1968. Contact us today to learn more about our window selection and installation services.