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SOLVED: What Are Thermally Broken Aluminium Windows?

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In recent years, the overall energy consumption of the UK has started to decline, bringing the country one step closer to realising its goals of improved energy efficiency.

Conserving energy is incredibly important; it helps to lower carbon emissions, protect against climate change and reduce consumption of finite resources. Saving energy also saves you money – the less energy you use, the more you save.

To help UK homes be more energy efficient, the market has been swamped with energy-saving products, designed to reduce energy consumption a little bit at a time. 

One product that has been designed to reduce energy consumption at home is thermally broken alumnium windows. But just what are thermally broken aluminium windows and are they a worthwhile investment? It’s time to find out…

Thermally Broken Windows: What Are They?

The issue with an aluminium window is that it’s a brilliant conductor of heat, what this means is that it’s very good at allowing heat inside a property to escape. Alumnium window frames do very little to stop the transfer of heat, so heating your home will be less effective.

This is where thermally breaking the window frame can help…

A thermally broken window sounds like it’s going to be a detriment to the energy efficiency of your home, but it can actually be a benefit. The ‘thermally broken’ aspect of the window refers to a thermal break that’s added to the frame.

The thermal break is installed between the interior profile of the window and the exterior profile of the window. The benefit of the thermal break is in its poor thermal conductivity.

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With the thermal break installed, heat transfer is considerably slower than if the window frame was just made from aluminium, therefore increasing the energy efficiency of the window.

Is It Worth Investing in Thermally Broken Windows?

The energy-saving benefits of a thermally broken window makes the choice a lot more beneficial than a standard alumnium window. However, it’s still fundamentally an alumnium window frame, just with a little addition that makes it better.  

The window frame will still be high maintenance and prone to the same problems as any other alumnium window. The addition of the thermal break will also likely increase the price of the window, which since alumnium is already a pricey choice, could see you splashing out a large sum on your new windows.

If you’re set on investing in alumnium windows, then a thermally broken window is a good choice, but if you’re after energy efficiency, then there are other options on the market.

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Introducing...The Energy Efficient Alternative to Aluminium!

One of the main alternatives to alumnium windows is UPVC windows. UPVC is very often known for being the cost-effective option with very little in the way of customisation, but today’s options for UPVC windows are very different.

UPVC is still affordable but it’s also now highly customisable, very strong and incredibly energy efficient. The sleek white style is still available, but so are coloured options, wood-effect finishes and beautifully crafted aesthetic designs. 

Heat loss in a UPVC window is reduced due to the airtight seals, ventilation is readily provided to improve air quality and the material is not a good thermal conductor, so the heat inside your home is perfectly safe!

A UPVC window can be beautiful, but more than that, it can be incredibly energy efficient!

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If you’re looking to curve your energy use and save money every month on your energy bills, then Home Logic are here to help with a range of energy-efficient products designed to create healthier, happier and more energy-efficient homes!

How Else Can You Increase the Energy Efficiency of Your Home?

Saving energy starts at home and alongside investing in quality windows, there are many lost-cost ways to reduce energy use and large investments that can drastically change the way that your home manages energy.

You can reduce your energy consumption with ease by:

  • Keeping track of the energy you use
  • Turning off devices and appliances
  • Investing in a good thermostat
  • Blocking draughts
  • Investing in smart energy gadgets
  • Avoiding high-energy consumption appliances, like dryers
  • Installing insulation in your loft and walls
  • Buying a high-quality front door
  • Turning down your thermostat

Every home can be an energy efficient home with just a few small tweaks to the way that you manage energy use and good investments in quality energy-saving essentials, like your windows.

If you’re looking to curve your energy use and save money every month on your energy bills, then Home Logic are here to help with a range of energy-efficient products designed to create healthier, happier and more energy-efficient homes. 

Ready to take the next step? Upgrade your windows the easy way, with the help of Home Logic! Simply call 0800 1700 636, or click the button below to get started today!