Double glazing is nothing short of a miracle when it comes to making New Zealand homes more comfortable and energy-efficient all year. By adding double-glazed windows, homeowners may save money on energy, reduce their overall carbon footprint, and make their homes more insulated and mould-free. But how does the technology function? In this blog, we’ll cover all you need to know about double glazing and why it’s a home improvement project you should consider if you don’t already have it.
How Does Double Glazing Work?
Double glazing is a feature that may be added to any window or glass door to prevent heat loss in the winter and gain in the summer. Instead of a single pane of glass, double-glazed windows and doors use two panes separated by an air or argon gas layer. The goal of this layer is to act as an insulator. Convection is the mechanism through which heat is transferred from a hot to a cool environment. A qualified conductor is required to make this happen. The thermal conductivity of the trapped air between the double-glazed windows is only 67%, making it an ineffective heat conductor. Because less heat may escape, your space will remain warmer for a longer period of time. When argon is used, heat has a more difficult time passing through double-glazing, making it more effective.
Benefits Of Double Glazing Your Home
UPVC double-glazed windows are an excellent choice for weather-proofing doors and windows since they may reduce heat loss by 10%. The following are some of the distinct advantages of UPVC double-glazed doors and windows:
- Lowering your energy expenses
- Improved your security
- House that is low-maintenance.
Eco Tauranga’s one-of-a-kind UPVC profile guarantees that your home’s windows and doors are of the highest quality. UPVC double glazing increases the value of your property by reducing condensation and noise and providing good insulation. Learn more about UPVC—for your convenience, we provide a free, no-obligation estimate. Please get in touch with us as soon as possible!