Now more than ever before we are all looking for ways to save money! As Australians face the looming reality of increasing bills, alongside the challenging times we are facing, it is important to take care of your family and your savings however you can. Double glazing is an affordable, effective way to save money all year round. It is common to have questions before taking the plunge into double glazing, and we understand it is important to be educated. We have collated some of the more common questions below, in order to help you better understand what double glazing is and how it can help you save money!
What is double-glazed glass?
Double-glazed glass refers to when two panels of glass are used instead of one, which creates an insulated glass unit (IGU). Between the panels of glass is a spacer, with a layer of air or often even gas between them. For the highest level of energy efficiency when it comes to double glazing, the space between the panes should be at least 10mm wide. When a gas is used in between the panes, the thermal and noise-cancelling properties of the glass are increased.
The framing material is just as important when it comes to the proficiency of a double-glazed window. It is important to choose a frame that best suits your needs; and ensures the quality of your windows.
Are double-glazed windows worth it?
We can confidently say yes! Double glazing windows are a great way to save energy, therefore saving you money! Heating and cooling is one of our largest energy users, sapping away at the kilojoules and the budget. Up to 38% of household energy is lost through windows and doors, which when added up, is an obscenely large chunk of your bill. Double glazing helps plug the leak, helping you repair and improve the weakest link in your home. The insulation provided by double glazing has many benefits beyond saving money, but you cannot argue against the amazing money-saving properties of a quality double-glazed window or door.
Does double glazing help reduce heat loss in a house?
Double glazing does help to reduce heat loss! No matter the size of your home or building, double-glazed windows and doors are a great way to keep the heat in throughout winter, and the heat out in summer. The space between panes in double-glazed windows acts as an insulator, due to the fact it is fully sealed and filled with gas. This in turn limits the amount of cold air that comes into your home, and warm air that escapes, saving energy and money.
What is the function of double glazing?
There are many functions of double glazing! For some people, the energy saving aspect is purely a bonus, as the many other benefits are just as appealing. Double glazing offers up to 70% noise reduction, giving you a more relaxed and peaceful environment to live in. It also offers temperature control and thermal comfort, allowing you to have a consistent temperature throughout your home no matter the season. Double glazing with Thermotek has an Energy Star rating of up to 9, meaning you are gaining the highest level of energy efficiency.
Depending on your needs, double glazing functions in a variety of ways.
Where can I get double-glazed windows for my home?
When it comes to choosing a company to help you install double-glazed windows, it is important to be confident that the windows and doors you are paying for are made from the highest quality materials, and that you receive the best customer service possible. Thermotek Windows & Doors truly understand energy efficiency, and the satisfaction of our customers is our priority.
All of our windows and doors are made in Australia to the highest quality, as proved by our outstanding Uw rating of 1.7. The Australian Window Energy Rating Scheme (WERS) helps builders and consumers choose the products with the highest insulating properties and best performing energy efficiency; the lower the rating, the greater the product. Thermotek Windows and Doors proudly have the highest energy ratings to ensure you achieve an environmentally sustainable home.
We have a Melbourne-based showroom, as well as many online based resources and consultants ready to help you start your double glazing journey!
What are the advantages of uPVC windows and doors?
At Thermotek, we offer uPVC windows and doors; uPVC framing doesn’t require any sanding or oiling, and doesn’t rot like timber and other frame materials will. This allows you more time in the long term for things that are important to you, and takes away any stress worrying about the longevity of your windows and doors. Our uPVC framing is made with Australian conditions in mind, with higher levels of UV stabiliser, allowing it to better withstand the hard Australian UV rays without fading. Other uPVC is made overseas and imported, and therefore simply isn’t sustainable in our climate. At Thermotek, we create all our products in Australia, for Australia; giving our customers confidence our products will last!
How can double glazing be used to save electricity?
Double glazing windows help to insulate and regulate the temperature inside of your home, keeping any cold air from entering during winter and cool air escaping during summer. The domino effect of this means you won’t need to be running your heating or cooling devices as often, or at as high of a level, thanks to the energy saving properties of your windows and frames.
It is important to understand what you want out of double glazing, and do your research when choosing a double glazing company. The benefits of double glazing are bountiful, and with a quality product, you can really make a difference in your home. Double glazing is a worthwhile investment, and at Thermotek, we are ready to help you improve the value of your home and your everyday experience. Combining visual style with energy efficiency, Thermotek’s Australian made windows and doors are perfect for today’s modern sustainable builder and homeowner.