As the cooler months are upon us, our attention starts to focus on just how to keep warm! We close all our windows and curtains at dusk and cover our glass doors, but we are quick to grab the heaters and turn on those electric blankets as those chilly mornings bring a shock to the system.
Our winters may be milder here in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, but how do we keep the costs down and not have to install a fire place or purchase costly central heating for these few short months each year? In reality, how do we make our homes more energy efficient all year round?
In days gone by, our ancestors were taxed on how much light entered their homes and paid excessive fees per window. Thank goodness these days are long gone, especially in our ever expansive, window and glass loving homes of Queensland. It is a high priority here in the Sunshine State to keep our natural light flowing in and clear vision of our favourite views. Yet statistically, we spend 40% of our energy costs on cooling and heating our homes each year.
Roof insulation and double glazing windows has been the tried and tested method to reduce heat loss and offer sound insulation, however Glass Now have found that our Energy Efficient Glass is a simpler, more economical solution that offers many benefits to your home and your budget.
Here are our ‘Top Eight’ reasons to make the move to Energy Efficient Glass on all windows and glass doors this season:
Comfort! The heat of the summer and the chill of the winter will be minimized throughout your home. Energy efficient glass is basically insulation for your windows. This extra insulation allows you to control your home’s environment much more effectively and save money as you do.
Ease! Unlike double glazing which can require a full refit, Energy Efficient Glass can be fitted simply and quickly to slow the heat loss and improve the efficiency without the price tag.
Noise! If you live near a busy road or even under a flight path you will appreciate the level of noise reduction offered by energy efficient glass. Even the everyday sounds of neighbours cutting grass and children playing outside can be reduced, giving you more peace and quiet in your home and office.
Added value! Energy efficient homes rate highly for home buyers these days. Energy efficient glass can add value to your property and make it more appealing to future buyers. Not to mention add extra value to those with Solar Panels. Less power needed to heat and cool your home means a faster return on your investment and more power back to the grid. It’s a win win.
Health! A more energy efficient home means you can keep your family warm in winter and cooler in summer while still enjoying all your natural light and nature views. Unlike window tinting, energy efficient glass is transparent making it a clear choice for the family home and office space.
Safety! Energy efficient glass can be added to toughened glass, so if you have children or pets who play indoors you can rest easy knowing that a bump against energy efficient glass reduces the risk of injury. Toughened and laminated glass is impact resistant and also ensures that there won’t be lethal shards of glass if there is a breakage.
Low maintenance! Energy Efficient Glass is just as easy to clean and maintain as normal glass. No extra work or effort. Just clear views and more environmentally sound solutions to save you money.
Environmentally friendly! Not only does it help reduce noise and energy usage, it’s reducing your overall carbon footprint. Another factor home owners and renters are looking for and something which can affect your resale value when you choose to sell.
Want to start saving money today? Contact Glass Now here and we can show you how to stay warm and save money this winter.