Heat is transferred in and out of your home through thermal bridges. A thermal bridge is any part of your home that allows more heat to pass than the area around it. This is categorised by each area’s k value. The value is calculated as a substance’s ability to transfer heat. In the context of your home, you want items that do not transfer heat very well. If they don’t transfer heat very well, they will more effectively insulate your home. That’s pretty easy to do when it comes to your walls and your doors; you can just insulate them against heat transfer and not worry about much else. Your windows are different, on the other hand, because windows require a little more work to help you insulate your home. However, if they are treated properly, you can actually regulate the temperature in your house very effectively.
Opening and Closing Windows
As the sun rises and sets, it travels across the sky and changes the angle of the light hitting your windows. In the winter, direct light against the window can actually help you warm up the room. During the summer, that direct light can make a room too hot. If you have tilt and turn windows in Scotland, you can open and close them when you need to. For example, if it is a breezy day, you can open the window to help cool down your house. A window that tilts and turns is ideal for this because they are so easy to open and close. They are also great at directing the flow of air.
Opening and closing windows is not the only way to use them to regulate the temperature in your house. You also need to make sure you have windows that are designed to help insulate against heat transfer. Since warm air is less dense, the cold air is always trying to move to the area of warmer air. During the summer, your conditioned air is trying to get out; during the winter, the cold outside air is trying to get in.
The window frame is also very important to the insulating properties of the window. A window frame is going to capture a lot of the heat that is transferred into the glass of the window. Furthermore, that can even be enhanced if the window is separated into different panels with frame materials through the middle of the window. That will help absorb even more heat before it passes through the window, and the smaller panels will reduce the magnification of the sunlight passing through the window. When paired together, these features can greatly enhance the insulating properties of your windows.