Controlling Your Energy Cost with Windows

With the cooler winter temperatures, homeowners have had to endure increased energy bills to heat their homes effectively. Learn how you can keep your energy bill down with some simple tips from the experts.

What many homeowners don’t realise is that each one degree increase in a home’s heating system will use 5%-10% more energy.In addition to that, the continuous increase in electricity prices in recent years means homeowners are now increasingly looking for long term ways to keep their bills at a minimum.

This is why smart glass choices have never been more important. Windows play a significant role in the energy efficiency of your home. Installing energy efficient windows will not only provide long term savings on energy bills but also create a more comfortable living environment.

Ordinary windows are an energy leak: a  typical, adequately-insulated building that uses ordinary glass can lose up to 49% of heat through the windows in winter. Energy efficient or performance windows on the other hand can help create a more comfortable, light filled and secure property, as well as help reduce your property’s energy consumption.

Performance windows can also cut your household contribution to greenhouse gas emissions by over 20% helping achieve a more environmentally friendly home.

“Windows are fundamentally important to good home design. Homeowners are increasingly conscious of the environmental and financial impact that glass selection has on their living environment,” explains Lachlan Austin, General Manager of Marketing for Viridian.

“Heating and cooling is the largest energy user in the average home, so it's important that homeowners understand the impact that good home design and smart glass choices can have on their energy consumption levels.”

For further information on Viridian’s energy efficient glass range and the benefits of performance glass visit www.seebeyondwindows.com

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