Amazingly up to 26% of domestic heat loss escapes through the windows. Installing energy efficient windows and glass can save you up to 28% per year on your heating bills compared to traditional windows and frames. Be aware that the choice of glass used in your windows makes a huge difference.
Planitherm is a new generation of energy saving glass and is currently the most efficent glass available. Using an advanced coating, it reflects radiated heat back into the room, rather than allowing valuable heat to escape to the outside.
At the same time, Planitherm glass allows heat and light from the sun to travel through the glass, heating your room with free solar energy.
Free Solar Heat Gain
Planitherm uses an advanced coating to capture free solar energy from natural daylight to help heat your home.
The advanced coating reflects heat back into the room, meaning less energy is needed to heat the your to the desired temperature saving you money.
Optimal Energy Ratings
Planitherm combines with virtually any window frame to achieve a Window Energy Rating (WER) of C and an A rating is easier to achieve.
Haze and Tint Free Windows
Planitherm windows maximises the amount of natural light into the home, without the haze or tint effects associated with some older double glazed windows.
Planitherm glass helps to virtually eliminate internal condensation and reduce draughts and cold spots in and around windows.
Planitherm has a unique combination of metallic layers, which reflect heat back in to a room, keeping heat within the building, while allowing the maximum amount of natural light to penetrate. The more heat that is retained, means you pay less to heat your house to the required temperature.
When considering double glazing remember it is the glass that is the most important feature in optimising the energy efficiency of new windows.
Some people are interested in the carbon footprint of energy efficient windows. The carbon used in the manufacture of 1m² of double glazing is saved within 14 weeks if replacing single glazed windows. If standard double glazing is being replaced by energy efficient double glazing, this time is around 10.5 months.