If your residence in the Middle East is unable to retain cool air effectively, it may result in heightened electricity bills, diminished living standards, and adverse impacts on the environment. To minimize energy usage for cooling your home, it's crucial to ensure that the heat gain within your dwelling is strictly controlled.
In a typical household, windows only make up about 5 to 10 per cent of the total surface area, yet they can account for up to 40 per cent of the heat gain. Factors such as the quality of the glass, the dimensions of the window area, the level of airtightness, and the insulation surrounding the window significantly influence the extent of heat gain.
By incorporating superior insulation and curbing heat gain through windows, there can be a substantial decrease in energy requirements. Moreover, replacing outdated windows and doors can further contribute to conserving electricity and safeguarding the environment, a critical consideration in the Middle Eastern climate.
Windows in aluminium are sustainable
Installing better insulation and reducing heat loss from windows will reduce the energy demand considerably. You can also save both electricity and the environment by replacing old windows and doors.
Glass Panels and Heat Mitigation in the Middle East
In contemporary times, many individuals are inclined to augment the aesthetics of their homes by incorporating large windows and glass panels. These features not only allow more daylight to permeate but also foster a visually open space. Thankfully, this does not necessarily translate to sacrificing heat control and energy efficiency, even in the extreme conditions of the Middle Eastern climate.
In a region known for its severe weather conditions, it is imperative to opt for products designed to withstand the Middle Eastern climate specifically. The doors and glass panels chosen should offer excellent thermal insulation properties, prepared to resist the relentless onslaught from the natural elements that characterise the region.
By selecting aluminium glass panels and sliding doors, you can retain both the visual appeal and the vital thermal insulation characteristics necessary for the region. TECHNAL stands ready to offer glass façade solutions that align with the passive house standards, suitable for the Middle Eastern environment. By eliminating window drafts, you can actually decrease the room temperature, fostering a more comfortable indoor atmosphere and reducing energy expenditures.
Select Glass Panels with Insulating Features for the Middle East
In the Middle Eastern region, where temperatures can soar significantly, it is critical to integrate doors and windows with substantial insulation properties in your home. A fundamental metric to consider in this regard is the U-value, which quantifies the amount of heat transferred through a one square metre window or door when there is a temperature variance of one degree Celsius. Essentially, a lesser U-value indicates superior thermal insulation, which is vital in the hot climate prevalent in the Middle East.
The U-value encompasses not merely the glass's characteristics but also the comprehensive heat loss that occurs through the sill, frame, and the glass. To attain a favourable U-value, initiating your project with an aluminium frame equipped with a thermally broken bridge and triple glazing can be a strategic move. Enhancing the setup with a highly insulating sill can further amplify the airtightness, thus optimizing the insulation efficacy.
Utilizing TECHNALs suite of insulators and seals can be an effective strategy to minimize heat loss proficiently, offering exceptional levels of air and water tightness. This implies a reduction in energy usage while ensuring remarkable comfort, a necessity in the climate of the Middle East.
Proper installation of glass panels influences heat mitigation
Heat mitigation through glass doors and windows is determined not solely by the intrinsic attributes of the products but also significantly by their installation methods. A building's exterior wall embodies both an outer and an inner facet. Within this structure, a thermal neutral point exists, delineating the shift from warm to cold zones. Ensuring that the windows are positioned within the warmer sector, where temperatures remain above the thermal neutral point, is essential, especially in the diverse climatic conditions of the Middle East.
Implementing installation strategies that focus on situating the windows in this warm zone is vital to prevent them from falling within the cooler section, especially considering the extreme temperature fluctuations in the region. This way, the thermal insulating characteristics of the windows are harnessed to their fullest potential, promoting energy efficiency and comfort in the Middle Eastern residences.
Aluminium in glass panels is a sustainable choice
Aluminium is a strong, lightweight material with a long life. Aluminium is therefore often used in exposed environments and in places with harsh weather conditions, where it lasts for generations. Using aluminium contributes to sustainable buildings, thanks to constructions with high energy performance, safety and comfort. Aluminium can also be recycled and turned into new products in an endless cycle – with no deterioration in quality. Both recycling and energy efficiency are important environmental protection measures. Aluminium products from TECHNAL give your home new qualities, more daylight and a modern design, without impacting the environment any more than necessary.
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