Double Glazing Improves Your Thermal Comfort
Double glazing cuts down heat loss from inside your home to the outside in Winter, and heat gain from outside in Summer- helping keep you and your family at a comfortable temperature.
It also helps cut down your energy use for heating and cooling, your power bills, and your greenhouse gas emissions.
Reduce Heat Gain in Summer
Double Glazing also cuts down the unwanted heat gain in summer, as sun coming through the windows heats up your home. Using double-glazed windows and doors also cuts your energy used for cooling, and so your power bills and greenhouse gas emissions.
The more heat gain your home suffers in summer, the more often your cooling system has to switch on, and the longer it has to run
Reduce Heat Loss in Winter
The more heat loss your home suffers in winter, the more often your heating system has to switch on, and the longer it has to run.
This on again/off again noise of heating and cooling systems is not pleasant to most people. Most of us don’t enjoy a warm airflow drying out our eyes. Nobody likes dust or smells being circulated by the airflow of heating and cooling systems. Double glazing reduces all these annoyances.
We’ve come to think of thermal comfort in terms of the temperature setting of the thermostat on our heating/cooling systems. Just crank the thermostat up or down to try and get the result we want. But there’s a problem. Our perception of thermal comfort- how comfortable we feel- is dependent on the radiant heat from bodies around us. A couple of examples…
Try standing outside in the shade on a sunny day. You’ll be experiencing a comfort level derived from the air temperature, and the bodies in shade around you. Now step a metre away into the sun. The air temperature doesn’t change, but you certainly feel hotter, and your comfort level will have changed. Inside the home, in summer, most people feel comfortable with an air temperature around 18C
We can have a similar experience in winter. Our heater can have increased the air temperature so that it’s quite warm, but stand or sit next to a single glazed window, and you’ll ‘feel the cool’. Although we seem comfortable at 18C in summer, most of us will feel more comfortable with an air temperature around 21-23C in winter.
Double glazing, which cuts down the thermal gain or loss through your windows and doors, and therefore the temperature of the inside pane of glass, helps us feel more comfortable.
My main issue when going to Eco Home Solutions was draught and temperature control, I have some big windows in my living room and in winter it gets freezing in there and summer its really hot.
Manny did a great job educating me on all the benefits that uPVC Double Glazing brings. I now can keep warm on cold mornings and cool on hot afternoons, it’s much easier to keep the space at a good temperature. I keep a daily log to track my electricity usage, i have promised to share this with you in 6 months time, and look forward to seeing the improvement.
Allan – Blackburn
BTW: Extend The Life of Your Heating/Cooling Systems
Your heating and cooling systems are mechanical systems. The less on/off cycles they have to perform, the less maintenance they’ll require, and the longer they will last. The less total time they have to run, the less maintenance they’ll require, and the longer they’ll last. So choosing double glazing cuts the energy needs, the maintenance needs and extends the life of your heating/cooling systems. Those are some nice plusses!
How Can We Help YOU?
We’ve shown you a lot of ways that your family’s comfort is enhanced by choosing double-glazed windows and doors. If you have any questions, or would like to arrange a Quote, fill in the Quote Form below, drop us an email, come into our friendly showroom, or give us a call on 1300 733 429. We’re here to help.