Why you need great technology for energy efficient, sustainable homes

Why you need great technology for energy efficient, sustainable homes thermally broken windows and doors are the answer

Why you need great technology for energy efficient, sustainable homes

05 December 2018

A cleverly designed home is the reason why homeowners invest in an architect or building designer. What are homeowners screaming for? We are hearing: Energy efficient and sustainable housing; including bigger windows, natural light and comfortable living. Being the specialist, the homeowner entrusts you to know and recommend the latest products on the market for creating their dream home.  

Let’s focus our attention to Canberra for this article. Canberra reaches up to 40°C in summer, and in winter, lows of -7°C. It often gets frosty mornings and the occasional snow covering. 

For Canberrans, ThermalHEART™ is the answer, every time. 

ThermalHEART™ is the technology behind our thermally broken windows and doors. The frame of a window has a significant impact on the overall energy efficiency of any window and door – including that of double glazed systems. While double glazing is seen as a benchmark for energy efficiency, to select double glazing with a standard aluminium frame is only going halfway to having a high performing, energy efficient window. Put simply, double glazing is to glass what thermally broken is to aluminium windows.

Yes, it may be slightly more expensive than other products on the market; however, you end up saving in the long run from reduced heating and cooling costs. In fact, if you have ThermalHEART™ in your home, you will only need heating in the coldest of winters and have no need for air-conditioning in summer. That fact alone saves you money and makes your client’s home an energy efficient one. It also allows for larger window sizes and more comfortable living. It really is a no-brainer. 

Blower door tests are becoming more popular for architects and building designers as they want to learn and test the overall air leakage of a home. Thermal images can show hot or cold spots where air leaks create temperature differences, thereby truly testing your high performance envelope. We have commissioned a few of these and the results are fascinating. We will be launching a case study in the coming weeks to explain this further. 

We have our very own specification specialist based in Canberra. He can come to your practice and explain to you the benefits of ThermalHEART™ and help you with any questions about your window and doors.

If you are a building designer, architect or specifier, request a visit for 2019 by emailing marketing@awsaustralia.com.au

 

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