How Double Glazed Windows Are The Sustainable Option To Warm Those Chilly Nights
As winter approaches, Australians are turning on their heaters to combat the cold. Running your heater all the time is a major contributor to energy wastage. You lose a large percentage of heat via your windows and doors, leaving you needing more and more energy. Poor insulation is due to single glazed windows and doors, gaps and cracks. So the fight to stay warm is a constant, expensive, battle. The sustainable solution for staying warm is double glazed windows. They will help you combat energy wasted. Double glazed windows increase the insulation of your home a great deal. UPVC double glazed windows provide an air and watertight seal around the frame. This stops cool air from sneaking into your home.
Double glazing is also energy-efficient, sustainable, and long-lasting. It provides countless benefits to your home for years to come. Read on to find out more about sustainable double glazing for cold winter nights and beyond.
What is Double Glazing?
Double glazing is when a window has two panes of glass instead of one, separated by a gas or air-filled space. It’s important to consider the needs of the home when determining the size of the space, and air or gas filling. At Thermotek, our double glazed window and door frames are uPVC. UPVC is a durable, recyclable product that creates an airtight seal that lasts. Other framing materials, like aluminium and timber, do not have these unique features.
How Do Double Glazed Windows Help Keep Us Warm?
Double glazed windows keep us warm as a result of the increased insulation. By adding an extra pane of glass, and gas between them, the cold air now has a harder time entering your home. Instead, less air travels through the layers. The same is also true for the warm air inside your home. It no longer escapes via your windows at the same rapid rate.
UPVC, double glazed windows are also low maintenance. Enjoy less upkeep over time.
What Makes Double Glazing Sustainable?
As a result of the increased insulation, your home requires less heating and thus less energy. When we use less energy, we waste less energy. Double glazed windows allow you to turn off the heating, or at the very least, turn it down. This decreases your energy footprint. Sustainability is an important motivator. By using and wasting less energy, you are having a positive impact on the environment and the planet.
Another factor to consider is sustainability. UPVC is recyclable, and is reusable up to 7 times – decreasing the amount of waste as a result of your windows!
Other Benefits of Double Glazed Windows and Doors
Double glazing does more than increase the sustainability of your home! There are many other benefits that you will see year-round, not only during the cooler months. We have listed some of the major benefits below:
Reduced Energy Bills
Double glazing saves you money year-round! Increased insulation means less energy wastage, which translates to a cheaper energy bill. This is especially noticeable during extreme weather periods such as summer and winter.
Reduced Noise Pollution
Looking for a way to create a comfortable, peaceful environment in your home? Double glazing helps to prevent noise from entering your home. No need to worry about noisy neighbours, traffic or street noise.
Less Risk of Mould
Double glazing helps to decrease condensation in your home, especially in the bathroom. Condensation encourages the growth of mould. So with double glazing, you can reduce this risk.
Some rooms lose heat faster as a result of faulty framing, lack of heating or other factors. But with double glazing, you can create an even temperature throughout your home. The insulation allows for each room to be at a consistent temperature.
Australian Made Double Glazing
Where should you buy double glazed windows? Consider the quality and longevity of the products and brand. Australian made double glazed windows and doors are the best options for your home. Manufactured to withstand Australia’s intense weather conditions and UV rays.
Products manufactured overseas are for different weather conditions, and to different standards. Windows made for European conditions aren’t sustainable for an Australian home.
At Thermotek, we understand the needs of the Australian consumer better than anyone. Made in Melbourne, our products are for Australian builders and homeowners. Thermotek Windows & Doors is a company you can trust. We provide the highest quality, long-lasting double glazed windows and doors.
Sustainable Double Glazing with Thermotek Windows & Doors
Don’t wait until you are sitting at home, huddled in blankets, to make the move into double glazing! Now is the ideal time to start your double glazing process. You can enjoy the benefits of sustainable, energy-efficient windows in time for winter.
Unsure on whether double glazing will suit your home? At Thermotek, we offer a range of styles in our uPVC framing. Customisable window options are available to suit the aesthetics of your home. Looking for sliding doors, folding doors or floor to ceiling windows? We do it all!
Thermotek is a proud member of the Australian Window Association. We manufacture our products according to their highest quality guidelines. We pride ourselves on providing both quality products and quality service. The Thermotek team guides you through your double glazing journey.