Our nation’s booming population is contributing to higher carbon emissions and putting a strain on the power grid. That’s why many Australians are making lifestyle changes to reduce their carbon footprint.
Reducing single-use plastic, driving less, recycling more and purchasing eco-friendly products is a great start. But have you ever thought about how the energy use in your home or office impacts your carbon footprint?
Installing double glazed windows is an effective way to cut energy use at home or work. Double glazed windows are amazing insulators and seeing as around 40% of household energy is used on heating and cooling that means a big saving on monthly power bills.
Double glazed windows are made using two panes of high-quality glass separated by a gap of air or gas.
Depending on the type of glass and gap filler, double glazed windows can reduce energy transfer by up to 30%. That’s why ARCO Double Glazing use a pane of low-e glass, separated from a clear glass pane using Argon gas.
Low-e glass filters over 75% of UV rays, bouncing back heat while also reducing glare. Using Argon gas also increases the insulative properties of our windows compared to normal air because the noble gas contains far less moisture than air.
Insulation is key to reducing energy bills. So how do double glazed windows work their magic?
When the temperature inside and outside are different, heat travels in or out through structural weak spots. Normally these are single pane windows, cracks under doors, uninsulated roofs and wall cavities.
Double glazed windows drastically reduce the amount of heat transferred through the windows. In Perth’s scorching summers that means less cool air escapes, and on chilly winter nights more heat stays in the building.
Old window frames are notorious for warping and cracking, leaving gaps that let in draughts (and creepy crawlies!). Modern double glazed windows are custom fitted using a uPVC frame to eliminate drafts and avoid cracking over time.
Double glazed windows are great at regulating temperature by providing a layer of insulation. But what if you want to let a draught in on those warm summer evenings?
Installing double glazed windows in tilt and turn, sliding, casement or awning configurations lets you open the window and enjoy the afternoon breeze whenever you like.
Without compromising on insulation or security, the range of double glazed windows available for homes and businesses provide added flexibility to suit your lifestyle.
Reducing energy use by installing double glazed windows is not only kind on the environment, it lightens the burden on our power grid. That means you spend less on energy bills while also reducing your carbon footprint.
Want to find out how much you could be saving on energy every year with double or triple glazed windows? Give our energy saver calculator a spin – you might be surprised at just how much you can save!