Energy Efficient Windows
Sustainable Windows: A guide from the Perth Window and Door Replacement Company
Energy efficient windows will make your home more comfortable, dramatically reduce your energy costs and help to create a brighter, cleaner, healthier environment. Windows can severely impact the heating and cooling loads of a building. Did you know:
- between 46%-61% of your homes’ heating energy can be lost; and
- between 79%-86% of its heat gained through windows.
(Source: The SWA Project) Download the SWA Project guide to sustainable window choices:
Benefits of Installing Energy Efficient Windows
There are a multitude of benefits of installing energy-efficient windows to your home or office. We believe that all glass installation should aim towards energy efficiency. Some benefits include:
By having energy-efficient windows, the temperature within the property is more controlled and you can stop spending money on airconditioning bills.
Comfortable living area
Built to keep unnecessary wind drafts out, installing energy-efficient windows can boost the comfort of the property by giving you more control over the weather that’s let into the property.
Less damage to property
UV rays can damage assets within the house like fade sofa fabric, carpet, and artwork. Energy-efficient windows are coated with a protective tint that stops UV rays passing through the glass, protecting your assets from damaging UV rays.
Increased property value
Low-E glass is a long-term investment towards making a home or office building more energy-efficient, inevitably adding more value to the property.
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Types of Energy Efficient Windows for Perth
Sustainable Window Selections for Perth
Industry studies have identified the Perth metropolitan region as being in a Mixed Climate Zone referred to as Zone 5.
Energy Efficient Windows:
- Aluminium Thermally Broken
Energy Efficient Glass Types:
- Tint + Clear Low-E
- Tint + Clear IGU
- Tint + Clear IGU Low-E
- Source: The SWA Project
Beautiful windows are possibly the most complex and interesting elements in the fabric of our homes. They provide light and fresh air, and offer views that connect our interior living spaces with the great outdoors. However, ordinary windows can also represent a major source of unwanted heat gain in summer and significant heat loss in winter. Today, remarkable new framing and glazing materials have changed the energy performance of windows in a radical way. Contact the Perth Window and Door Replacement company for a free quote to ensure that your selections will help you reduce your energy bills and increase the comfort in your living spaces.
Information has been sourced from the following industry organisations:
WERS: Window Energy Rating Scheme (www.wers.net) The SWA Project: About the SWA Project: The Australian Window Association (AWA) and the Australian Glass and Glazing Association (AGGA) are developing and industry-wide strategy to deliver more sustainable residential building through energy-efficient windows and doors. The SWA project has run over 4000 simulations in all 8 BCA climate zones in 3 hours types with a range of windows to show the impact of high performance windows on the energy efficiency or star rating of the home. All results have been peer reviewed by a panel of Australian and International scientists.
What is the most energy efficient windows?
Energy efficient or double-glazed glass is the most energy friendly windows.
Do new windows really save energy?
Yes, when using an energy efficient windows option.
How can I make my windows more energy efficient?
By double or triple glazing your windows. Alternatively replacing your old windows to energy efficient window options will also make your windows more energy efficient.
Can I get my windows replaced for free?
No many window or glazier stores offer this service. Get a quote from the Perth Windows and Door Replacement company to get a quote for your window replacement.
What are the most energy efficient blinds?
Cellular shades are the most energy efficient blinds followed by block out blinds like ziptrak and others.