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December 14, 2022

How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Keeping your home at a comfortable temperature in the summer and winter can take a toll on your bills. Save money and lower your carbon footprint at the same time by investing in methods to make your home drier, insulated, and energy efficient. Making a conscious effort to implement improvements around your home will prove priceless in the long run. We discuss how you can create a low-maintenance and comfortable energy-efficient home.

Double Glazing

Whether installing it in a new build or retrofitting your existing home, double-glazing your window frames is a great way to create an energy-efficient home. The added layer of air in between the glass panes acts as an insulator to reduce heat loss and trap heat indoors. In addition to preventing heat loss through windows and providing efficient noise control, it also reduces condensation build-up on the inside of windows, keeping your home warm and dry all year round.

Install a Heat Pump

A heat pump offers one of the most energy-efficient ways to heat your home. Instead of generating heat, it extracts warmth from the outdoors and moves it inside during cold months to heat your home, and vice versa during the summer. Offering dual heating and cooling properties for different seasons, save money with this two-in-one system that uses relatively lower power compared to other heating methods like electric or gas heaters. Choosing an appropriately sized heat pump will keep your home warm and dry and is an excellent investment for a cost and energy-efficient home in the long run.

Add Window Blinds

Window blinds can be custom-made to sit flush with your window opening, creating a tight air space for improved insulation and preventing heat loss from your home. With complete flexibility over their use, enjoy improved comfort by controlling how much light and privacy you receive at any time of day; open your blinds in the morning to let in sunshine and heat and close them at night to reduce heat loss. Different blind types, like cellular shades, contain air layers in a honeycomb design which helps reduce heat conduction, while heavier fabrics in roller blinds offer better thermal performance.

Improve Insulation

Carpeting isn’t only great for its aesthetic features and softness; it is also an amazing insulator. Up to 10% of heat loss in a house occurs through uninsulated flooring. Hard-tiled or wooden floors are also cold to walk on and can cause a chill when you’re trying to move around the house in the cold. Installing a thicker carpet will make a big difference and is one of the easiest and cheapest insulation methods for a more energy-efficient home.

Make the Switch to Double-Glazed Windows Today!

Keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer without breaking the bank. As New Zealand’s double-glazing specialists, Atlas Glass can fit unique and high-performance double-glazed windows for your new build or upgrade your existing windows to a design of your choosing. Simple, cost-effective, and requiring minimal maintenance, talk to our team to receive a free quote and upgrade for an energy-efficient home now!

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