Save with energy efficient windows
Windows are one of the first considerations when planning a new home build or renovation. They are essential for allowing natural light to flow through your home, along with fresh air and clear views. But did you know windows can be one of the biggest drains on your energy bill? Standard windows allow in a huge amount of heat during the summer months and contribute to heating loss during winter. Therefore, it is essential to prioritise energy efficient windows, in your new or existing home.
What Are My Options?
Energy efficient window glazing has long been proven to cut the heat transferred from windows, into your home, along with retaining the internal heating in winter. But with so many options on the market, it is hard to understand which option will work best. Here are some of your most common options explained:
Low E Glazing
Low E Glazing stands for “low emissivity”, which refers to the thermal energy that glass naturally emits. Glass with low-e properties is designed to release less heat energy. Low-e coatings are designed to reduce this unwanted emission of heat energy.
Low-E Insulating Window Film
Low-E Insulating Window Film improves the insulation values of your glass windows, to rival the benefits offered by double glazing or low-e glass at a fraction of the cost. In a recent case study of new Perth home builds, the low-e window film was consistently a more cost-effective option over the low-e glazing or double-glazing upgrades.
Double Glazing consists of two glass panels, separated by an air or gas filled space to reduce heat and noise transfer through the window. Double glazing remains the “gold standard” for features of heat retention in winter and noise reduction, however the cost of this option is prohibitive for many first home builders. Given Perth’s temperate climate, the lower cost Low-E Glazing and Low-E window film, are arguably a more cost-effective solution.
Energy-efficient windows are proven to help lower your energy bills and environmental footprint. If you are renovating or building your home, it will pay off in the long run to install an energy-efficient window solution.
“Choosing an energy efficient window glazing solution for your home, can save you thousands in energy bills”