The Best Ways To Increase Your Home’s Energy Efficiency
In recent years energy efficiency has come to the forefront of discussions around sustainability and construction, leading to a whole new wave of environmentally friendly, energy saving enthusiasts. While you may have only heard of energy efficiency in passing, or are a seasoned expert on what it is and its impacts on the planet and your life, there is no denying the benefits of embracing an energy efficient home. In Australia, there are a number of ways to increase the energy efficiency of your home. As a result, consumers may be overwhelmed by all the products and information available, and rightly so. At Thermotek, we want to help you make the best decisions for your home by breaking down the benefits of energy efficient uPVC double glazed windows and doors. No more wading through Google for the answers; we have everything you need to know about making your home energy efficient today!
What is Energy Efficiency?
Energy efficiency is all about reducing energy waste. This is often achieved by performing a task using less energy than before, therefore eliminating the previous energy waste. The benefits of energy efficiency are broad, and range from reducing greenhouse gas emissions to lowering the cost of your energy bills! Think about how often you are running a heater, air conditioning, fan or other powered device to keep your home comfortable. Almost year round Australians use energy in their homes to control and regulate temperature, and this wastes energy. With the installation of uPVC double glazed windows, the need for heaters or cooling is reduced greatly, and when they are in use the energy they expel is retained instead of wasted.
What Makes uPVC Double Glazing Windows and Doors Energy Efficient?
uPVC is a durable, versatile and long-lasting framing material. When combined with double glazed windows, they form a window unit that is fully sealed, insulated and energy efficient. Double glazing works by adding an additional pane of glass to a standard single pane window. There is commonly air or an insulating gas between the two glass panes. This helps to create a barrier between your home and the outside elements, and also acts as an insulator for when you are running heating or cooling.
Double glazing is energy efficient as it adds an extra insulating barrier to your home. Where you previously would have lost up to 38% of your home’s energy through your windows, you now save that energy loss as a result of double glazed windows. The domino effect of this is that you reduce the frequency your heating and cooling devices are needed, lessening energy use and lowering your energy bills. The uPVC framing adds an extra layer of protection by providing a water tight seal and preventing any air from sneaking into or out of your home, decreasing energy efficiency.
At Thermotek Windows & Doors, our uPVC double glazed windows have a multi-chamber insulated frame, two panes of glass, an insulating ARGON gas filling and clear low E Solar smart glass. We offer 24mm double glazing on all of our products, creating a durable, energy efficient product that will last you for years to come.
Are uPVC Double Glazed Windows Worth It?
In short, YES! Double glazed windows and doors are a long term, permanent energy efficient solution for you and your home. Not only do double glazed windows and doors offer an energy efficient solution, they also help to reduce noise pollution, act as a barrier for UV light to protect your furniture and flooring, benefit the environment and are easy to maintain.
At Thermotek we truly believe in the benefits and sustainability that uPVC double glazing offers. Our products are made in Australia to the highest quality, and we see the benefits of double glazing year after year. Australians are concerned about sustainability and energy efficiency now more than ever, and this is a fantastic way to not only invest in your future, but the future of the planet.
The Benefits of Australian Made uPVC Double Glazed Windows and Doors
There are a number of double glazing framing options on the market here in Australia. These options, such as timber and aluminium, sell at varying price points with different benefits. However, nothing compares to Australian made uPVC. uPVC is weather resistant, noise-proofing and adds security to your home. The proof can be found in the growing popularity of uPVC, and that it is backed by the staff at Thermotek Windows & Doors.
When purchasing uPVC double glazed windows, it is important to understand where they are coming from. Australia faces harsh weather conditions year round, and double glazing products manufactured overseas are often not up to the task. While perfectly suited to the climates they are manufactured in, it is important to be wary of uPVC double glazed products made overseas where the standards and demands of the climate are vastly different.
Australian made uPVC double glazing is guaranteed to last. Working with an Australian company also offers ease of communication, easy installation and the knowledge you are supporting local business!
Energy Efficiency with Thermotek Windows & Doors
At Thermotek Windows & Doors, we share your passion for energy efficiency. No matter if you’re looking to renovate or build, the staff at Thermotek can make your design dreams come to life! Backed by years of research and quality manufacturing, Thermotek Windows & Doors provide quality windows and doors for your home, build or office.
With a range of styles and colours on offer, our windows and doors are made to suit any aesthetic. Made in Australia, for Australians, you can trust the quality and workmanship of the staff at Thermotek. For more information, or to get a free quote, contact us here today!