Winter? Look at your windows to reduce energy costs.
This happens every winter , especially as it is around this time of year that we see the electricity tariff hikes come into effect and this year is no different as we are looking at a 12,7% price hike.
That aside, let’s look at a way you can cut some more Rands off your heating costs this winter.
Take a look at your windows and not your PC Version!
Glass looks great, but can cost you big.
In an average home, the inside glass area can be one of the largest sources of heat loss during both cold and hot seasons.
If your windows are not double glazed and using proper thermally efficient material around them, this element of your home can cost you up to 25% in lost energy.
That’s right. A QUARTER of your energy used to keep your home warm in winter can be lost through inefficient window insulation.
Now, you can add plastic film that assists with keeping heat in as well as absorbing more heat from the sun during the day , but this can be lost due to the window frame material -if that isn’t designed to keep that warmth in , well, back to square one.
A great window product called Teva.
A few months ago I came across an amazing product that while well known in Europe, was reasonable new in South Africa.
Teva Windows offers a complete energy efficient solution for windows and sliding doors. With a variety of designs and options , Teva can help you reduce your energy costs in both summer and winter.
Using a material called uPVC and offering a multi-chambered thermal break profile for better insulation for both heat and noise, Teva can take your boring and inefficient plate glass and turn them into energy saving and AWESOME looking windows and doors.
Take an active stance and go and visit Teva Windows at http://tevawindows.co.za/ or contact them on 086 183 8272 and tell them Saving Energy sent you.