Keep Your Home Free from Urban Air Pollution with uPVC windows
Astoundingly, in the past, air pollution was often expressed as “the smell of prosperity”. But, as we know now, toxic air isn’t a symbol of prosperity. It is life-threatening.
If you’re not thinking about how severe urban air pollution is, think again! According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), every year, air pollution kills an estimated seven million people worldwide. And yet, the air quality index in urban centres shows no signs of improvement. Is this the price for progress?
As humankind reached new heights in innovation and technology – revolutionizing the industrial sectors across the globe – environmental concerns grew exponentially as much as the pollutants in the air did. Today, urban air pollution has become a major threat to our health and the health of the environment at large.
What Causes Urban Air Pollution?
By definition, air pollution is caused by the presence of excessive quantities of harmful substances in the air. Substances such as biological molecules and particulates, both organic and inorganic; also, certain gases like ammonia, carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, methane, chlorofluorocarbons, etc. can cause the air to get polluted.
In urban areas, the most common source of pollution is road traffic; about one-quarter of the particulate matter in the air is caused by the traffic. Other common sources include exhaust fumes from vehicles, power generation, and emissions from factories.
Impact on Health
Presently, more than 80% of the world’s population is residing in urban spaces with harmful air pollution levels. Due to outdoor and indoor air pollution, there has been a surge in premature deaths every year, caused by acute respiratory infections, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, stroke, and more.
Particulate matter present in the air, especially of smaller diameter (PM2.5 or smaller) are extremely dangerous. These ultrafine particles can penetrate the tissues and organs of humans, posing the risk of systemic health impacts. Additionally, indoor air pollution is also a major cause of disease and premature deaths in the urban regions.
Why Install uPVC windows?
For adults and children alike, frequent exposure to indoor air pollution can lead to respiratory illnesses, eye problems, and even cancer. Therefore, taking precaution against air pollution has become vital for maintaining robust health. To keep out the toxic pollutants, uPVC windows are an excellent option.
Multi-Point Locking System
In windows, if the locks aren’t secured enough, minor gaps occur between the stash and the frame, allowing the outside air to flow in. Following this, the indoor air can turn toxic.
This is why uPVC windows are outfitted with advanced multi-point locking systems. With uPVC windows, the sashes are held tightly to obstruct the passage of air, ensuring high air quality.
Generally, pollutants enter indoors through minor gaps that are invisible to the naked eye. This is why uPVC windows are installed using premium-quality silicon sealants as it possesses great bond energy – it can seal the window frame smoothly.
It leaves no gaps in the sealing process, preventing air infiltration. Besides, silicon sealant has excellent ageing properties. As a result, it’s resistant to several weather elements and is long-lasting.
Double or Triple-Glazing Units
For complete protection against air leakage, uPVC windows come with double or triple-glazing units. In double glazing, two panes of glass are separated with a layer of vacuum or inert gas in between them, and in triple-glazing, the same process is applied to three glass panes. This creates an advanced sealing mechanism against air infiltration.
uPVC windows are gap-proof, preventing the entry of dust and pollutants. Moreover, with uPVC windows, you have the advantage of protection against UV rays and energy-efficiency that adds to the quality of the indoor atmosphere.
What Else do uPVC Windows have to Offer?
Firstly, uPVC windows are a highly sustainable option. They can be recycled up to 10 times without causing harm to their structural strength or integrity. Best of all, uPVC windows are durable; they can resist rot, corrosion, weathering, pitting, scaling, and termite infestation.
To ensure quality acoustics, these windows come with noise-cancelling properties that cater to a peaceful indoor ambience. At the same time, uPVC windows are energy-efficient, offering enhanced thermal insulation.
Additionally, uPVC windows require little to zero maintenance; they do not fade or discolour with time, are easy to clean and operate. Their double-sealed mechanism and EPDM gaskets protect against rain, dust, and water seepage. Lastly, these windows are a versatile option that can be customised in various colours and styles.
AIS Windows to the Rescue!
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At AIS Windows, we offer a premium and comprehensive range of uPVC windows and doors for several architectural applications; be it commercial buildings, healthcare facilities, homes, retail stores, etc. There’s a style option for every space.
For the perfect mix of functionality and form, AIS uPVC windows and doors are manufactured using cutting-edge technologies with features such as termite-resistance, energy efficiency, pollution control, noise insulation, etc. Offering a range of customisable options, we are a one-stop solution for all your fenestration needs.
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