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Energy Efficiency

[22/02/2018]

Windows and doors can make a difference in the energy efficiency of your home.

The cost of heating and cooling our homes is becoming more expensive.

Many factors come into play when designing a home for improved energy efficiency, including its site orientation and materials used in construction.

Through the smart choice of window type and use of different glazing options, you can help enhance the long-term performance and liveability of your home, while reducing energy costs.

Energy efficiency can generally be improved by considering two factors – window choice and glazing choice.

Window frames that seal well and reduce conduction will help lift the windows overall energy efficiency performance. Window types such as Louvre can even work with your air conditioner to reduce the need for electric climate control. The location and size of the window should also be considered for optimal function. The Southern Star Group offer a wide range of aluminium and timber windows and doors with industry leading seals and designs, that can be paired with various glazing options.

The most energy glazing choice is double-glazed. Two panes of glass are separated by a layer of air or gas and then sealed. They are designed to provide an even better barrier against outside temperatures because the two layers of glass and the air or gas in between those layers, act as insulators.

Gases like argon allow less heat to escape and less cold to enter because they have a higher density. All double glazed products from the Southern Star Group have the argon gas buffer.

Where double-glazing is unavailable, or when there is a preference for single glazing, Viridan VFloat offers improved solar control compared to ordinary glass, helping to reduce the sun’s heat.

We also offer the Viridian ComfortPlus range, a single glazed low emissivity glass.

For more information, visit our website or your nearest showroom.


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