The benefits of energy efficient windows and doors
As more and more Australians face the reality of ever growing energy bills, one solution rises above the rest – energy efficient windows and doors. We have compiled the top benefits of energy efficient windows and doors and answered the most common questions below to help you best understand the benefits of making the switch! No matter the size of your home or project, read on to see how much of a difference double glazing could make for you:
What makes a door energy efficient?
An energy efficient door has a number of important features, including multiple glass panels where applicable, improved materials and an improved frame. An energy efficient door should be able to keep the temperature of your home stable, as well as prevent noise pollution. There are a number of different quality levels and manufacturers of double glazed doors, so it is always worth doing your research to ensure you are purchasing the right level of energy efficiency for you!
At Thermotek Windows & Doors, our doors are made to the highest level of quality and efficiency. We use multi-chamber insulated frames, combined with air tight seals and an insulating ARGON gas filling to help our double glazing be as effective as possible. Our double glazing products have a thickness of 24mm, to ensure you reap any and all benefits double glazing can supply!
What makes a window energy efficient?
Windows are an essential and important part of any building. They allow light and air into your home, but they also cause unwelcome heat loss in winter, and heat gain in summer. The qualities that traditionally make a window energy efficient include high quality frames and seals, double glazing and a gas filling. The function of an energy efficient window is to help regulate the temperature of your home, keep bills down and cancel out excess noise pollution! Not only this, but energy efficient windows have a positive impact on the environment.
At Thermotek, our windows have a multi-chamber insulated frame, high efficiency air tight seals, double glazing, clear primary glazing, an insulating ARGON gas filling and clear low E Solar smart glass. We offer 24mm double glazing on all our products, which combined with all the aforementioned features, provide superior temperature control as well as noise protection.
What is the best window to use?
There are a number of energy efficient windows on the market, all of which have a positive impact on your home. Glass, double glazed and gas filled windows all offer their own benefits when it comes to energy efficiency, with variables such as the thickness of the glass and distance between panels dictating the quality of the product. At Thermotek, we offer a solution which utilises all of these aspects and has a competitive Uw rating.
The energy efficiency rating of a window is calculated by Uw. Uw is calculated in accordance with WERS, the Australian Window Energy Rating Scheme, as a way for consumers and builders alike to decide which products best suit their needs. When it comes to Uw-value, the lower the rating the higher quality of insulation and energy efficiency. Thermotek windows rating of Uw 1.7 makes them one of the best options on the market, thanks to the quality of their frames, double glazed glass and cavity size, insulating seals and reveals.
All our energy efficient products are Australian made in our Melbourne warehouse, to ensure the highest level of quality and consistency; nothing is imported or made overseas! By creating Australian made double glazing products, we are able to offer prices to suit all budgets without compromising on style or quality. Our uPVC is designed and made specifically for the Australian climate, with higher levels of UV stabiliser to better withstand the harsh Australian climate. Other companies import their windows from Europe, where the quality and conditions don’t hold up in Australia. Working with Thermotek gives you confidence that your products are Melbourne made for Australian conditions; and made to last.
Are double-glazed windows worth it?
The short answer is yes! When you consider all of the benefits, including the money you save, noise reduction and temperature control, it is easy to see the worth in double glazed, energy efficient windows. At Thermotek we understand what it truly means to be energy efficient, and with our Australian made and owned products, we understand the Australian consumer like no other! All of our products are manufactured to the highest quality in our Melbourne warehouse, allowing us to offer competitive prices Australia wide.
Did you know that a massive 38% of your home’s energy is lost through your doors and windows? It is because of this that making the change to double glazing is the quickest and simplest way to improve on your households weakest link, allowing you to be comfortable in your home all year round. Not only this, but double glazing can reduce noise pollution up to 70%, which can make a staggering difference for those in highly populated or noise stricken areas. The money you will save on bills in the long term will allow you to put more towards things that matter to you and your family! It is also worth noting some other positive aspects of energy efficient windows, such as the environmental impact, its ability to protect your furniture and flooring from heat damage, and reduced window maintenance in comparison to timber framing.
At Thermotek, we replace your entire window or door, including the frame, with an energy efficient solution that will help save you money, reduce noise pollution and contribute to temperature control within your home. No matter your needs, or the size of your project, Thermotek has the energy efficient solution for you! Get in contact with a Themotek consultant today to find out more about the long term benefits of a sustainable future, or jump online to submit a quote.
Take advantage of the benefits of energy efficient windows and doors, and together we can build a sustainable, and affordable, future for all!