Cool in summer, warm in winter
Australian houses are some of the worst insulated in the world; they are not designed specifically to keep the air temperature comfortable inside and we pay for it with higher energy bills. Our buildings don’t need to keep extremes of weather out, so they are often built with less-than-ideal insulation. The Australian Government suggests that between 60% and 85% of all heat loss is caused by inadequate wall and ceiling insulation and air leakage within a home. See YourHome, Australia’s guide to environmentally sustainable homes.
But properly insulated windows and doors can keep our house cool in summer and warm in winter without costing an arm and a leg in energy costs.
Staying cool in summer
When your house is well insulated, less energy is lost to the environment. Once you have cooled your house down, it stays cool and your air conditioning doesn’t have to work as hard to keep it that way. The ThermalHEART™ range of windows and doors uses a thermal insulating strip between the aluminium exterior and interior elements, which allows them to keep the cool air inside the house on even the hottest of days.
Keeping warm in winter
Thermally insulated windows and doors will also help to save energy during the colder winter months. Once your house has warmed up, the insulated windows prevent the heat from being lost to the atmosphere. This means your heaters don’t have to work as hard to keep the house warm, and will therefore use less electricity.
Other money-saving advantages of window insulation
According to the YourHome report, insulation can:
- help with weatherproofing your home.
- eliminate moisture problems such as condensation. Moisture can cause mould, which is known to trigger asthma attacks and even cause lung infections.
- help to soundproof your home.
Double glazed windows like the ThermalHEART™ range also offer an additional level of security for your home, because they are much harder to break than standard glazed windows.
All these additional features can save you money on home maintenance. A home where the air temperature stays constant all year round can be a much nicer place to live.
No design limitations
ThermalHEART™ window and door systems are up to 32% more thermally efficient than standard aluminium double-glazed windows and doors. This means that the potential energy savings are even higher. Choosing to use them in your home doesn’t limit the design options either: Our designer series range of thermally efficient aluminium windows and doors includes awning windows, casement windows, sliding doors, hinged doors, bi-fold doors and stacking doors.
Australians pay some of the highest energy prices in the world, so it makes sense not to spend any more money on energy than you need to. In addition to saving money, window insulation can make your home look great, and it can be a much more pleasant place to live in.