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Frequently Asked Questions

Manual window controls are in the main less expensive that electric window controls, but there are mitigating factors which can dictate the overall install cost.

lectric window controls can be integrated to smoke and/or other pollution detectors which would operate the windows or vents in the event of such an issue.

In manual window controls, a handle is turned by hand which drives a helical cable which terminates with a connection to the window or vent. The cable typically runs through a steel conduit which is attached to the wall. Electric window controls are operated from a panel, perhaps with a remote control, without the need for the connecting helical cable which is replaced by electrical cabling.

Depending on the number of windows to be operated, where they are located and where the operator handle will be installed, it can take anything from one day to a few days – or more, if the installation is in a large building or structure.

Manual window openers enable easy operation of vents or windows by remote control, by way of a handle and geared cabling or rods, the handle being in an easily accessible location.
Both are one and the same, both are frequently used and are interchangeable when referring to the components which are responsible for controlling the movement of the window opening system or mechanism.
There are several potential solutions for remote electric window controls and openers, the best way to define which are most suitable is to have a window controls specialist undertake a survey of the property.

There are many solutions for electric window controls and electric window openers, so not an easy question to answer. Depending on the number of windows or vents, where they are located and where they will be operated from will dictate the logistics of the best system for your building. Contact our team today for more detailed information and solutions based on your specific requirements.

If you have windows or vents positioned within a building or structure and they are not easily accessible, remote manual window openers enable simple operation from a single remote position which is more easily accessible.

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