Improve Ventilation in Your Home with Breezway Louvre Windows

Improve Ventilation in Your Home with Breezway Louvre Windows

Staying home with only the members of your household is the best way to keep COVID-19 particles out of your home. However, if a visitor needs to be in your home, improving ventilation (i.e. air flow) can help prevent virus particles from accumulating in the air in your home. Good ventilation, along with other preventive actions, like staying 6 feet apart and wearing masks, can help prevent you from getting and spreading COVID-19.

Below are ways you can improve ventilation in your home. Use as many ways as you can (open windows) to help clear out virus in your home faster.

Bringing fresh, outdoor air into your home helps keep virus particles from accumulating inside. Breezway Altair Louvre Windows are designed to maximise human life quality and minimise environmental impact through high performance functions, including:

Maximum Ventilation

With no fixed panes and blades that are close to being fully horizontal, fresh, cooling air can flow freely into the building. When Breezway Louvre Windows are installed on opposing walls, it also allows hot, stale air to exit the other side while fresh air enters. The natural ventilation helps maintain a comfortable temperature and indoor air quality which reduces our constant need for air conditioning.

Solar Control

A variety of glazing options means you can control solar heat gain with Breezway Altair Louvre Windows, depending on climatic needs. For the warm, tropical climate in Southeast Asia, toned tinted glass blades come in handy in reducing the amount of sunlight and solar heat gain entering the building, while timber or aluminium blades function to block out the sunlight completely without compromising ventilation.

Optimised Insulation

Again, Southeast Asia’s hot and humid conditions may seem inescapable. U-values are the measure of the thermal conductivity of the window. That is, if there is a temperature difference between the air on either side of a window, it measures how quickly heat will pass through the window.   Low U-values allow heat to be transferred through the window slowly, and a high U-value indicates that heat is transferred quickly. The greater the difference between the desired indoor temperature and the outdoor temperature, the more important U-values are. Breezway Altair Louvre Windows can achieve rather low U-values when using tinted glass blades or low e glass blades to offer insulating properties similar to those achieved by windows with double glazing.

Tight Sealing

Breezway Altair Louvre Windows have an air infiltration rating that is significantly better than the required residential standard. When fully closed, a locking mechanism applies strong pressure to the blades, while the living hinge design resists water and air penetration between the clips and the channels. The tight sealing mechanism helps protect the indoors from unfavourable draughts and rain.

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COVID-19 Announcement

COVID-19 Announcement

The advent of the COVID-19 virus has meant that all businesses, including Breezway, need to prepare diligently for what are likely to be challenging times ahead. Part of this preparation is around communicating clearly to all stakeholders along with how we intend to deal with any resultant impact.

Current Breezway Status

  • The number one priority is the safety of our team members and those people we come into contact with, including customers, suppliers, contractors and other individuals.
  • At the moment, the Breezway Malaysia site is unable to supply customers due to the Malaysian Government’s Movement Control Order under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988. 
  • Most non-factory employees of Breezway Malaysia are working remotely and are available to customers.
  • Whilst the situation is very fluid and can change quickly, the Movement Control Order is currently due to expire on 31st March which will allow Breezway Malaysia to re open on Wednesday  1st April 2020.

How Are We Managing Changing Conditions?

  • We are using the World Health Organisation and the Australian Government guidance to inform our position and actions.
  • The senior leadership team is meeting daily to discuss any changes to supply lines from a material perspective and also from a manpower perspective.
  • We are limiting off site and onsite meetings wherever possible and replacing these with online sessions using tools like Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business.
  • Whilst our hygiene standards have always been important to us, we have taken this to another level inside and outside our facilities
  • The Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) is on standby and can be enacted quickly if needs be.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.