Were you aware the orientation of your outdoor pod plays a vital role in keeping it cool during the height of summer? Below we will highlight the benefits as to why we apply solar reflective film to our pod glass enclosures, providing an effective solution to combat heat buildup.
Choosing the right orientation for your outdoor pod is essential for managing temperatures. By strategically positioning the pod, you can maximise shade and airflow to naturally cool the space.
Placement: Placing the pod in a shaded area, such as under a tree, helps reduce direct sunlight exposure. This shading minimises heat absorption and prevents the pod from becoming uncomfortably hot. Alternatively we recommend orientating the pod so that the longest exposure is on the insulated shell rather than through the double glazing. To achieve this we suggest to face the front or the back either North or South. We’ve found from internal testing that when facing the door North, best results are achieved.
Airflow: Orienting the pod to take advantage of prevailing winds promotes natural ventilation, allowing fresh air to circulate and carry away excess heat.
To further enhance the cooling capabilities of an outdoor pod, applying solar reflective film to the front and rear glass enclosures proves to be a game-changer. Here’s why:
Temperature Reduction: Solar reflective film acts as a barrier, reflecting a significant amount of solar heat away from the pod. By reducing heat absorption through the glass, the temperature inside the pod remains lower, creating a more comfortable atmosphere for users.
Energy Efficiency: The application of solar reflective film contributes to energy efficiency by reducing the need for excessive air conditioning or cooling systems. By mitigating heat gain, the pod requires less energy to maintain a pleasant temperature.
Glare Reduction: Sunlight streaming through glass panels can cause uncomfortable glare, affecting visibility and creating an unpleasant ambiance. Our solar reflective film reduces glare, providing a more enjoyable and visually comfortable experience inside the pod.
When it comes to outdoor pods, optimising their orientation and employing solar reflective film are key strategies for maintaining a cool and comfortable environment during the summer months. By harnessing nature’s elements and implementing reflective technologies, you can significantly reduce heat buildup, enhance energy efficiency and minimise glare.
Beat the heat and enjoy your outdoor oasis with a cool and inviting pod experience.
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