If windows are the eyes of your home, and eyes are the windows to a soul, shouldn’t your home’s windows be clean and green? This blend of old adages highlights the benefits of installing energy efficient windows from a design perspective, though resulting energy savings for the environment and cost savings for the owner are probably reason enough!
Green Windows for Green Building
The most widely discussed benefit of green, energy efficient windows is the minimization of heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer, though this is certainly not the only aspect to consider:
- Several quantifiable energy efficiency aspects to windows include: the frame, insulated glass material, glass spacers, and correct installation.
- Also in play are aspects that are not so easily quantifiable, such as the window size and solar orientation (which direction the window face).
Before you look for the perfect window for your home, you need to think about where you live and how the local weather affects your energy bill. Do you live in a cold climate where freezing winters are likely to impact your energy usage? Is your home situated on a large open road with exposure to all the natural elements? Or is it tucked away in a cul-de-sac with some protection from chilling winds?
Windows need to be situated to allow for maximum light and ventilation. Double glazing is ideal for freezing winters. Louvered windows are perfect for catching the breeze in summers. Or, if you need both adjustable ventilation and high degree weather protection, then you might try a combination.
Magnus™ uPVC Windows/Doors are environment friendly & energy saving .
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Snapshots for a Magnus Green Window which saves about 30% energy:
- It is environmental friendly.
- It is 100% recyclable.
- Requires minimal energy for manufacture.
- Saves your electricity (air-conditioning) cost.
- Long Life, More durable.
- Thermal and acoustic Insulator.