Up to 40% of a home’s heating energy can be lost through poor windows. Making your windows energy-efficient is one of the best ways to save money and the environment.
There are many ways to make windows more energy-efficient, these can vary from glazing options to heavy curtains and low-emissivity glass.
At ASAP Glass, we know that you want the best for your home and your business. With its benefits for reducing energy costs, diminishing your carbon footprint, and keeping your windows more effective, energy-efficient windows are the way that many Australians are going.
But we know that it can be daunting to evaluate the costs of any new large purchase. That’s why we’ve put together this complete guide about the benefits of energy-efficient windows.
What Are the Benefits of Energy-Efficient Glass?
The installation of high-quality, energy-efficient windows by a trusted glass provider can bring considerable benefits for homes and businesses:
They Can Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
When energy-efficient windows replace single-pane windows in homes, the average emissions are reduced by 1,006-6,205lb of CO2 per year, reducing carbon footprints by 12% nationwide. This is the equivalent of 51-317 gallons of gasoline.
They Let You Control Your Comfort Again
Using modern technologies like Low-E (low-emissivity) coatings, efficient frames and other materials, these windows are able to keep interior temperatures consistent and comfortable.
They Protect Your Furniture and Valuables From Harmful UV Rays
With a special coating that acts like sunscreen for the inside of your property, energy-efficient windows can reduce fading of rugs, paintings, woods, carpets, fabrics, and furniture by up to 75%. They are specially designed to allow natural light to pass through easily but block damaging solar rays.
How Do Energy-efficient Windows Save Money?
By installing energy-efficient windows, you will significantly reduce the need for air-con during summer and the need for heating in the winter. Over the year, you could be looking at a reduction in what you normally spend on power by up to 40%.
They also have the advantage of longevity, especially when bought from a trusted retailer such as ASAP Glass. When you come to sell your property, you can profit from marketing it with its sustainable, efficient windows – a great selling point!
What Type of Glass is Energy-Efficient?
These windows use two parallel panes of glass separated by an air gap filled with argon gas. The gas absorbs excess external heat and acts as an insulating barrier. They also provide added noise reduction and reduce window condensation.
Just like double-glazing, these panes of glass are separated by argon gas. But with the added benefit of three panes, it provides even more insulation properties, allowing you to effortlessly control the comfort and maintain the temperature in your home.
Low e glass is coated with an expertly designed formula created to minimise the infrared and ultraviolet light that enters a building through glass, without reducing the natural light. This microscopically thin coating is transparent and reflects heat, keeping the environment in your home consistent by reflecting back the interior temperature.