With evolving technological, our windows have transformed to a dynamic entity. While we tend to believe and visualise windows as something single-glazed, with clear-glass – this is not the reality of today’s modern window.
Energy Efficient Windows can completely alter that perception. Its advanced features drastically reduce both heat as well as eliminating the cold by more than twenty-five percent in comparison with standard window products.
Throughout Australia, the popularity of these types of windows has continuously increased. Stopping those ultraviolent rays from belting our homes in summer, whilst allowing us to harness those warming rays in winter, may seem a conflict – the world of energy efficient windows allows us to do just that!
Energy efficient windows consist of many components including glass, the frame as well as hardware. All of these products offer significant protection against heat penetration and heat loss in our buildings. Is that all? No, certainly not!
Let us look at some of the elements that make up the energy efficient window:-
Low-e glass, is the best product that can be used to gain energy efficiency. This glass with its low emissivity comes with a transparent coating, which helps to minimising the heat when it passes through glass. The sunlight however transmits through the coating without any hassle whatsoever. Speaking more technically, the coating helps in reducing the U-value of the glass.
U-value, being determined by the amount of heat loss or gain, the lower the U-value, the higher the resistance of the windows to allow heat gain.
Double-glazing or triple glazing
Double-glazed windows best serve the purpose of energy efficient windows. These products are the best bet for this purpose since low-e glass on one side and argon gas in between the two glasses help these windows become more effective.
For complete effectiveness, energy efficient windows should be complemented by an equally effective energy efficient window frame. Frames with low U-value assist the window in reducing the heat formation.
Window weather seals
Even the best window products can be completely dysfunctional if window seals are of a poor quality or missing. This is all the more vital in the case of energy efficient windows, as the seals are part of the testing to ensure the windows and doors achieve their maximum performance.
We encourage you to refer to the Windows Energy Rating Scheme. While determining the energy efficiency of windows, WERS helps you in comparing various window products. Reminding you of a basic rule, we must share that having at least a four-star window in the four sides of your home will offer you a significant reduction of heat.
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