When it comes to introducing eco-friendly practices into your daily routine and implementing eco-friendly solutions across your household, double glazed windows make for some of the most cost-effective additions with long-term eco-friendly benefits. Moreover, going green will allow your family to lead a more positive, productive, and rewarding lifestyle that will imbue your home with happiness, health and serenity.
Here is how double glazed windows can help promote environmentalism and benefit your home!
Energy flows like water; it will find the path of least resistance and escape your home through its numerous cracks, such as old doors and windows. As the laws of thermodynamics would suggest – heat expands outwards, and if you do not employ ample preventative measures, it will slip through the cracks, requiring you to utilize more power and waste more energy on reheating your home, or perhaps cooling it down during the summer months.
The energy efficient benefits of double glazed windows are twofold. First, they keep your home warm for prolonged periods of time, avoiding the need for constant re-heating and energy consumption by trapping the heat inside the room. This way the heat can stay inside where it belongs, while cold from the outside will have no chance of taking its place.
Secondly, with the rising rate of global warming, the world is experiencing excessive heat waves, sometimes reaching more than 40 degrees Celsius, enough to institute a state of national emergency. In that case, people are required to stay indoors and away from the heat, which could either be an impossible task for those without a proper cooling system or a complete financial disaster for those who need to keep the AC running constantly because of inadequate insulation.
Luckily, the solution lies in contemporary thermal windows that are able to prevent the heat from penetrating the room and negating the effects of your cooling system. You will be able to employ your AC for only a short period of time, after which your home will stay cool for the rest of the day. In turn, this solution will yield amazing results in terms of energy preservation and consumption, allowing you to save money and generate a positive return of investment.
Decreased carbon footprint
The global greenhouse gas emission crisis is reaching staggering levels, with catastrophic predictions for the future. If the global community does not come together in a defiant stand against global warming, we could be experiencing a rise in global temperature levels by more than 2 degrees Celsius by the year 2050, which will have disastrous consequences for the global ecosystem.
At this rate, human civilization is producing enough greenhouse gases to create the next mass extinction on planet Earth. The polar icecaps will melt completely, marine wildlife in coral reefs will disappear and countless species around the world will go extinct.
No matter how small your contribution to this struggle may be, it will still be a significant one, as double glazed windows promote the reduction CO2 gas emission, and allow for a reduction of up to 700kg of carbon gas emission from households, on an annual basis.
Lastly, double glazed windows present the most cost-effective solution on the market, due to their durability, easy maintenance and upkeep, effectiveness and longevity. While traditional window installations require frequent repairs, replacements and retrofits to ensure their longevity and resistance to the elements, eco-friendly windows present a one-time long-term investment that will not only ensure efficiency but will have tremendous benefits in terms of financial savings and decreased expenses.
Environmentalism is becoming increasingly important in the modern world, and while governments around the globe are yet to take action in response to the deteriorating environment and produce a viable, sustainable solution, it falls upon us, the children of this planet to ensure a safe and healthy future for generations to come.