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Saving energy and heating costs protects the environment – with PVC-U windows

Saving energy and heating costs protects the environment – with PVC-U windows

Today, extreme thermal insulation in buildings and the associated savings in heating costs are enjoying growing importance.

Energy is becoming ever more valuable, and hence expensive. Cutting heating costs alone helps to save money. So don’t burn your money, and heed the following three factors: tight windows, intelligent heating installations, and a well insulated building. The ‘Deutsche-Energie-Agentur” GmbH (dena), has calculated that these help to cut your energy consumption to a considerable extent. Savings in heating costs can reach a five digit sum in ten to fifteen years! Alone replacing old windows with new, attractive, and thermally insulated models can reduce heating costs drastically.

Windows make up a good third of the facade. They affect how much heat escapes to the outside, and how much cold penetrates to the inside. The heat loss through old windows in a single family home can be as high as 40% of the total energy used for heating. In general, old windows let through the highest energy losses, which are four to ten times greater than through modern windows with thermal insulation glass. Basically, the growing requirements that energy saving homes must fulfil can no longer be met by windows installed twenty years ago. Accordingly, these promise the greatest potential for energy savings.

Can windows’ capacity to save energy be compared? At all events, the heat energy escaping to the outside is defined by the so called insulation value. It’s very easy to remember: The lower this insulation value, the better the thermal insulation and the saved energy costs.

Investments in the renovation of your building or in a new building with modern, energy efficient windows therefore pay off within the first few years. A major contribution is also made by the low energy costs. At the same time, the investment pays off in the form of a higher quality of life and the growing value of the property. Both architects and planners fulfil all of the legal provisions. Developers can claim the benefits of current state subsidised programmes. The state subsidises the investments with funds and loans at favourable conditions – veritable incentives to slash CO2 emissions at the same time.

It is hugely important that an expert window maker installs new windows. Also the profile design, the interface between the profile and the glazing, and the glazing type are of great importance. Your qualified specialised window maker advises you on which attractive, thermally insulated windows are best suited to your building. This gives rise in addition to a financial advantage: Skilled work services can be written off against tax.