Double glazed windows have taken off in Melbourne and Sydney in recent days. With the potential to vastly improve your homes’ ability to retain heat and cold during the winter and summer months, they can help you to maintain a much more reasonable temperature throughout the vagaries of the seasons. And recently, this issue has become significantly more acute.
Over the course of the last year, energy costs in Australia have risen sharply, across the board. These costs have far outstripped wage growth and inflation, and have even gone so far as to attract attention from the prime minister. As an olive branch, the Snowy Mountain scheme has been scheduled for an upgrade, a three-year project that is cold comfort – literally – for most consumers.
Why have energy costs spiked so much? The issue is a complex one, and it is related to a number of realities that have arisen as the country has begun to pivot towards renewable energy sources, with the closure of the Hazelwood coal power plant. The ACCC has also begun to investigate a number of suppliers for misleading their consumers in regards to false discounts, to make their supposed ‘savings’ seem higher.
The details of this debate continue to emerge, but the reality is, our energy is paid for on a per-unit basis. Reducing the amount of energy that you use will result in a lower bill, and there are few methods of accomplishing this than adding double glazed windows to your Sydney or Melbourne home.
As an added bonus, potential buyers have begun to demand such windows in the search for a new home. Quality windows add considerably to the overall appeal of your home, and will essentially pay for themselves when the time comes.
If you’re interested in lowering your energy bill, Twinglaze can help you. Contact us today for more information on retrofitting your home with some new glass.