Windows in Australian homes are often large and let in lots of ambient light, however they are also are a major source of heat gain in summer and loss through winter. Up to 40% of the energy used to heat your home can be lost through windows.
In our hot Perth summers, windows can add an additional 87% to the heat energy coming into your home which then adds to your energy bill in increased air conditioner running times.
What is Double Glazing
Further benefits can be gained by using laminating films to reduce UV penetration and increase acoustic insulation.
Double glazing or insulated glazing consists of two glass panels separated by a sealed air gap which helps to reduce the heat transfer, increasing the energy efficiency of your home.
How Double Glazing can help
Older homes that were built before passive solar design was a consideration can greatly benefit from retrofitting double glazed windows and new builds can increase their thermal efficiency by implementing both passive design and active measures such as double glazing.
Another benefit of double glazing is noise reduction with up to a 70% decrease in noise from external sources which in turn can improve the quality of your sleep.
Along with the insulating benefits, double glazed windows are strong and secure and are an excellent investment both in savings from reduced energy consumption and potential increases to the resale value of your home.
Double Glazed Windows
- Are Energy Efficient
- Reduces External Noise
- Increases thermal comfort
- Improves security
- Reduces costs
- Improves resale value