When looking to improve your home a key concern can be energy efficiency. It can have an impact on your energy bills, home value and overall health of your family home. One of the ways you can improve energy efficiency is through double glazing. The five key benefits are as follows:
1. Reduced Energy Bills
The primary benefit of replacing your single glazed windows with energy efficient double glazed windows is the positive impact it can have on your energy bill. The insulated layer in a double glazed window is designed to keep the temperature on the outside from affecting the temperature on the inside of your home. They are shown to reduce heat loss by over 50% and reduce heat gain by over 30%. This means you have less need to use your central heating and cooling system which in turn saves you money.
2. Increase Home Value
Research shows that by replacing your outdated single glazed windows with energy efficient windows, such as double glazing you can increase the value of your home by 10%. Prospective buyers are more likely to buy a home with energy efficient windows as it will save them money on repairs, replacements and energy bills in the long term. It is also noted that homeowners are now more conscious of their carbon footprint and as such energy efficiency has become a top priority.
3. Reduce Impact of UV Rays
In the ongoing search for natural light homeowners can unintentionally expose themselves and their belongings to excess UV rays. UV rays can be harmful to your home as they can lead to skin damage as well as permanent discolouration of furniture. In the same way that the extra panels of glass create an insulating layer for heat and cooling protection they also create additional barriers for the UV rays to penetrate. Double glazing can reduce UV ray exposure by up to 73%.
4. Reduce Noise Pollution
If you live in a high traffic area it can be hard to maintain the peace and quiet in your home. One of the ways you can reduce this outside noise is through your windows. Using the same energy efficient features, double glazing alone can reduce your in-home noise pollution by 20%.
5. Reduce Condensation
Condensation in your home is formed when moisture comes in contact with a cold surface. Condensation can cause runny noses, sore throats and other adverse health effects for your family. The insulating layer on energy efficient double glazed windows separates your internal windows from the outside temperatures, minimising the effects of condensation.
Contact Cozy NZ today to discuss making your home more energy efficient through double glazing options. We are now servicing most of the Northland from Auckland down to
Wellington. email@example.com or phone 0800 277 748