As Auckland’s premier double-glazing company, we know that many people can be reluctant to make the jump to a double-glazed home. It may feel like an unnecessary expense upfront, and when you’re renovating or building, it can be tempting to go for what appears to be the cheaper option upfront. However, it’s important not to fall into this trap! Instead, it’s best to choose a window that will help you save money in the long run.
Now that summer is almost here, we’re exploring modern glass options to cut costs on your energy bills (both for cooling in summer and heating in winter). Discover how top-quality double-glazing, thermal insulation, and even acoustic insulation can save you money long-term.
Temperature regulation is, at its core, a matter of physics. Heat wants to migrate to cool places, so in summer the heat wants to migrate indoors, and in winter the heat wants to move outdoors. When it is winter, we prefer to keep the heat indoors. When it is summer, we prefer to keep the heat outdoors. In other words, heat never wants to move in the direction we need it to! Therefore, our job is to reduce the amount of heat that can transmit through your walls, thus keeping your home’s temperature regulated.
Now that the heat of summer is setting in, you might be wishing for a passively cooler home. The best way to ensure that the temperature inside our homes is regulated accordingly is to choose top-quality windows that will insulate it effectively. Before the expansion of the glass industry, there was simply single pane glass. Now, thanks to evolutions in modern technology, there are two key options to choose from: retrofit double-glazing and acoustic glass.
Double-glazed windows are essentially two panes of glass with a layer of air separating them. Since glass is a conductor of heat, heat can leak through single-paned windows. This is often why single pane houses have one eerily cold or hot room, depending on the season.
What makes double-glazed glass so effective is the layer of air between the two sheets. By separating the sheets of conductive material, we prevent the heat from conducting through the glass (as air is not an effective conductor of heat). Thus, instead of making it inside your home, the heat is either reflected by the window or absorbed.
Double-glazed windows come highly recommended as top-quality windows that can save you money in the long run. The right choice for you will depend on your home, your budget, and your needs, so it’s best to talk to an Atlas Glass consultant. Regardless, keeping the temperature regulated will steadily lower your energy bill, thus saving you money this summer (and down the line).
While you’re having your windows retrofitted, it pays to consider other glazing options that may improve your home even further.
Is noise constantly around you? Perhaps you live near a school, loud neighbours, or an airport. Maybe the sound of the 7 am traffic wakes you up when you’d rather sleep in. In all these scenarios, the issue is not just with the noise – rather, that the noise has made its way into your home.
The solution is acoustic glass. Acoustic glass was specially developed with noise in mind and is used in a variety of places, from schools to airports.
Acoustic glass works by absorbing and diminishing the noise through its panes and layers. When used in conjunction with thermal insulation in your walls, floors, and ceilings, acoustic glass can help reduce the amount of noise entering your home. Just as eyes are the window to the soul – windows are at the heart of a home, and choosing top-quality windows makes for a solid and knowledgeable investment.
Modern glass is an incredible way to save money, while also giving significant benefits to your home. As a top company for glass supply in Auckland, Atlas Glass offers a variety of modern glass products for both upgrades and instalments. Talk to the experts on our team about which type of glass is right for you today! If you have any questions about our services, or if you would be interested in receiving a free quote, feel free to contact us.
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