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The Financial and Environmental Savings of Double Glazing

Were you aware that your home in Wellington contributes to CO2 emissions? Fortunately, there’s is a solution. The first step is to incorporate environmentally friendly features into your home. So, what’s the best environmentally friendly feature you can add to your house without spending too much money? It’s double glazed windows and here’s why:

Double glazing has been known to reduce CO2 emissions

The level of insulation in your home determines the amount of CO2 emissions it produces. We use heaters and air conditioners to regulate the temperatures of our homes but unfortunately these heating and cooling devices are responsible for producing additional CO2 as well as wasting energy. 

Double glazing can prevent this because it keeps the heat out in summer and the heat in during winter. Double glazing involves using two panes of glass that are joined together. However, there is inert air trapped between these glass panes. This inert air is what provides the insulation. 

Air is a bad conductor of heat so if your home is heated, double glazed windows will retain the heat inside for much longer even after you switch off your heater. The same is true in reverse as well. The trapped inert air will prevent heat from coming in, while keeping your home cooler during summers. Your home will retain the cooler air inside even after you switch off your air conditioner. 

Double glazing means that your overall heating/cooling system usage drops dramatically. The reduction in the usage of heating or cooling system also means that your CO2 emissions drop significantly. In fact, studies show that double glazed windows can contribute to a reduction of 740 kg of CO2 emissions per year. 

Double glazing will also save you money 

The benefits of double glazing don’t just stop with environmental health. You also benefit financially from installing double glazing in your home. A study conducted in the UK has shown that switching to double glazed windows can help the average household save 8,211 pounds (19,162 NZ Dollars). The results of the study were determined by calculating central heating savings over a period of 20 years with 6% gas cost inflation factored in.

Another study showed that a semi-detached house with double glazed windows in the UK could save 10,000 (23,337 NZ Dollars) pounds over a 20 year period. Although there is an initial investment for installing double glazed windows in Wellington homes, the long term benefits more than make up for it. The installation process is also simple, provided it’s done by professionals. In general, depending on the size of the house, it does not take more than a day or two. 

If you are looking for professional services related to double glazing in Wellington, then please contact High Performance Windows. High Performance Windows is a leading provider of double glazed windows in Wellington. Just visit their website at www.hpw.co.nz to find out more about double glazing for your Wellington windows and doors.

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