High quality doors and windows will not only look great in your home, they could also help to boost your home’s energy efficiency. This is because windows and doors are key areas for heat transfer to take place in a house. In other words, this is where heat could escape during the cool season, or enter the house during the summer. By upgrading the quality of your windows and doors, you could actually end up reducing the amount of energy consumedby your ducted air conditioning in Perth (or anywhere else, for that matter).

Fortunately, the newest heating and cooling units that are now available are more energy efficient than ever before. That means that they can keep your interior within a comfortable temperature range without requiring much of your monthly budget. Beyond that, there are a few steps that you can take to improve the energy efficiency of your home.

In terms of energy-depleting heat transfer, here are the key areas that warm air is most likely to escape from or enter your home:

  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Roof
  • Gaps around windows and doors
  • Walls

As you can see, many of the above involve the joinery used in the house. For example, heat passing through the gaps around windows and doors is at least partially due to the low-quality joinery. Likewise, heat transfer through windows can be decreased by installing double glazing on the panes of glass. This helps to allow light to pass through the windows while reflecting – either back into the room or away from the house.

Getting the Most out of Your Heating and Cooling Units

Anyone thinking of installing new heating or cooling units in their house is also well advised to call out a joinery specialist to have a look at potential problem areas around windows in doors. In addition to reducing or eliminating gaps in the framework, this specialist will also be able to advise you regarding actual doors and windows themselves. These days, it is much easier to secure more energy-efficient (i.e. well-insulated) models of each.

Finally, it should also be noted that window-mounted units may be more affordable at the point of purchase. However, rigging up an apparatus in the window frame that allows the unit to function without allowing cool air to escape through the window is complicated. With that in mind, those living in warmer climates (such as Western Australia) may be better off installing ducted air conditioning in Perth. Doing so preserves the integrity of the window and its joinery. This is because the evaporative part of the machine (inside) is separate from the condenser (outside) – and the two are connected by ducts.

Consulting a heating / cooling specialist as well as a contractor that specialises in joinery ensures that you end up with the highest-quality machine running in an environment that promotes less heat transfer. In the process, your house could become more environmentally friendly. And you could even end up saving on monthly expenses in the process.

Phillips Joinery Ltd, Airfield Industrial Estate, Ashbourne, Derbys DE6 1HA
Tel: 01335 343614 Fax: 01335 300674 email: andy.phillips@phillipsjoinery.co.uk
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