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5 ways to keep your house warm

blog | 14.10.2020

Saving energy and doing so in an environmentally friendly way is possible. Here are five tips to preserve the warmth inside your home.

Windows with low heat transfer coefficient

The Uw coefficient tells us about heat penetration through both the glass and the window frame. The lower the value, the more energy-efficient the window is. This means much less heat loss from the inside of the room and lower energy cost.
The sum of the heat transfer coefficient includes two other coefficients Ug - the heat transfer coefficient of the glass and Uf - the heat transfer coefficient of the frame.

Window profiles from Aikon Distribution range with low Uf coefficient:

Aliplast Genesis 75 - Uf = 0.84 W/m2*K

Schüco Living - Uf = 0.96 W/m2*K

Aluplast ID 7000 New - Uf = 1 W/m2*K

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Warm edge spacer bar

Warm edge spacer bars reduce the phenomenon of water vapour condensation, which causes an increase in air humidity in the room and the formation of fungus on the wall and rotting of wooden elements inside.
Additionally warm edge spacer bars not only guarantee lower energy losses but also longer window life.
Visit our blog to find out more information about warm edge spacer bars - 3 reasons to invest in the warm bar.

IMPORTANT: At Aikon Distribution we can add warm edge spacer bars in almost every available windows and doors model.

Large glazing for south elevations

Large glazing facing south gives a lot of natural light and energy. Very often energy-efficient houses are designed to take full advantage of south facing windows to generate natural energy.
In order not to overheat the house during summer period, application of external blinds is worth considering.

Large glazing on the south sideLarge glazing on the south side

Roller shutters as thermal insulation

Roller shutters are characterized by very good and durable thermal insulation. "Air gap" created between the window and the roller shutter forms a layer of air that provides additional, effective good thermal insulation.

Roller shutters are frequently chosen because of their insulating properties as well as sun and overheating protection. We have written more about roller shutters on our blog - Roller shutters, protection or decoration?

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Properly installed window sills

A correctly installed window sill is a part of correct window installation where there is no heat loss anywhere around window perimeter.
As a result of poorly installed window sill there are evident thermal bridges which negatively affect building thermal properties.
You can read more about window sills installation in the post:

How to match a sill to a window

Properly installed window sillProperly installed window sill

Tip: In order to locate thermal bridges and carry out a general inspection of the thermal insulation of the building, a thermal image must be taken. Such an image shows the thermal distribution of the examined area and may reveal possible places where heat escapes through.

The thermal insulation methods should be kept in mind at the very early project design, which will allow to avoid unnecessary corrections and alterations of the project in the future.

The use of the above mentioned thermal insulation methods will contribute to reducing the expenditure on heating and ensuring better living comfort.

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