Most new homes and commercial buildings have realised the benefits of double glazed windows for quite some time now. Stop Noise’s add-on double glazing technology not only achieves the benefits of secondary-glazed window installation, but it’s also a great investment that will pay itself off in energy savings. Is it really worth the investment, however? We certainly think so. Here’s why:
Energy Costs in Victoria
Australia’s energy costs vary by state and territory, but recent data shows that the annual electricity bill in Victoria is about $1,490. That’s a lot of hard-earned money going (literally) out the window. It isn’t wasted, for the large part, but it’s required to power our homes, gadgets, and keep us warm (or cool) throughout the year.
Heating & Cooling Per Home
Data from South Australia shows that about 40 per cent of all energy usage in the average Australian home is dedicated solely to heating and cooling. That’s a pretty significant chunk of your money going towards keeping you and your family nice and warm (or cool) in Australia’s climate(s).
It stands to reason, then, that one of the best ways of knocking down that hefty energy bill is to look at the major culprit: heating and cooling. One of the luxuries of our modern day and age is that we have the ability to make our home comfortable regardless of outside temperatures, but that comes at a cost.
Reducing Energy Bills
Heating and cooling are inherently wasteful in terms of energy. It takes a lot of energy to change ambient room temperatures, so much of the energy use is inherently wasted. Naturally, good quality furnaces or air conditioners can reduce the waste, which is great for both the environment and your wallet, but that’s only part of the equation.
One of the major reasons homes in Australia waste so much heat or cold air is due to poor or improper insulation, draughts, and a lack of door and window seals. Well-insulated homes retain heat or cold air better than those that are full of ways for that air to escape.
Stop Noise Secondary Glazing
Our Stop Noise secondary glazed window installation tackles the above problem superbly. There’s plenty of evidence (see our blog for more information) pointing to high-quality secondary glazed windows as a superior alternative to single-paned windows.
In brief, some of these benefits include better heat retention, improved sunlight and protection from UV rays, better home security, and overall reductions in energy bills.
What’s Your ROI?
Removing your existing window and replacing it with double-glazed windows can be quite costly. Stop Noise secondary glazing products, however, fit over your existing windows to give you all of the benefits of double glazing (and more) at a far reduced cost.
Your exact ROI will depend quite a bit on the size and complexity of the installation. Many double-glazed window installers can charge up to $10,000 for a single window, for example. This would mean that you’d likely see a return on your investment after about 40 years. Not bad, but not great, either.
Stop Noise windows go the distance by providing you a better ROI through reduced energy bills. Contact Stop Noise today and enquire with us to obtain a quote for a superior alternative to traditional double-glazed windows.