News About uPVC Windows

10/03/2015

The uPVC Windows Alliance recently presented a very interesting video about benefits of uPVC windows and importance of energy efficiency windows system in Australian climate. Please find an article and video below.

Worldwide, more than half of all new and replacement residential windows are uPVC, chosen for their durability, low maintenance, high thermal performance and style.

In Australia, the uPVC Windows Alliance is the industry body dedicated to promoting education about the attributes of uPVC windows relevant to this country. As part of the communication platform, the uPVC Windows Alliance has developed a new video explaining the benefits of uPVC windows and the importance of energy efficient window systems in Australia’s climate.

The US and Europe have long focused on energy efficient windows. However residential windows in Australia typically perform very poorly in terms of thermal efficiency.

Windows are the single most important source of heat loss or gain from an insulated building - an unprotected single pane of ordinary glass loses almost 10 times more heat than the same area of insulated wall. There has long been a misconception in Australia that double glazing is only for cold climates to keep the cold outside, but double glazing and thermally effective frames are also just as efficient in keeping the heat of an Australian summer out, maintaining comfortable indoor air temperatures year round.

Designed for home owners, architects, specifiers and designers, this new video demonstrates why thermal performance is one of the most important characteristics of a window system.

The uPVC Window Alliance is supported by globally leading brands, committed to delivering quality uPVC window systems for Australian conditions.

#Source Windows Alliance - http://upvcwindows.org.au/about-us/latest-news

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p>Bendigo residents were quick to take up an offer to hear all about draught proofing your house last weekend, when over 30 people attended a DIY workshop held by Refit n’ Save.

Get wise and stay warm

 

Maurice Beinat, from EcoMaster, explained that we spend 60% of our energy requirements on heating and cooling our living spaces. So while the installation of energy efficient lights and solar hot water are terrific money saving ventures in our houses, after insulation is the need to seal all gaps.

Maurice shared personal experiences with excruciatingly costly energy bills, dating back to 2003 when he topped the scales at a $2500 energy bill! He has since fitted his house with door and window seals and installed solar panels, double glazing and additional insulation. As a result, his home has zero emissions and no costly energy bills.

Many people attended the seminar having already started making their homes more energy efficient. Some had been advised by Central Victoria Solar Cities, when they had their free home energy assessment, to invest in draught proofing their homes.

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