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By: Nis Glass  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Glass, Double Glazing, Safety Glass

nisglass news « NIS Glass New Zealand

Keeping your home or conservatory warm in winter can be quite a challenge and rather costly. There are two ways of reducing heat loss via your windows. One is to install double glazed window panes and the other is to install thermal glass.

Double Glazing Explained

Double-glazed windows are essentially two panes of glass as opposed to the usual single pane. Usually a gas with good insulation properties – such as argon – is used to fill the space between the panes, which enhances the thermal control properties of the window.

Thermal Glass Explained

Thermal glass, such as Solect developed by G. James is glass that has been treated to have a low emissivity, reducing overall thermal conductivity. The most common way of producing thermal glass is by coating it with an infrared reflective coating, which prevents the heat escaping through the glass.

Why Thermal Glass is a Worthwhile Investment

The primary advantage of installing thermal glass is its ability to keep cold air out and warm air in. Effectively this means you could save significant amounts of money on your heating bills as your heating system will not have to work as hard to maintain the room’s temperature.

A Good Environmental Choice

As explained above, installing low-e thermal glass, whether double glazed or not, significantly reduces your heating bills. This not only saves you money, but can make a positive contribution to environmental conservation since less energy is consumed.

The Solect range offers many benefits including:

> Cooler in Summer

Reduces heat gain by up to 50%*

> Warmer in Winter

Decreases heat loss by 30%*

> Save $

Consume less energy heating and cooling

> Safety

Grade ‘A’ safety glass

> Security

Resists easy break-and-enters

> Fade Control

Eliminates UV light by 99%

> Noise Control

Reduces noise transfer

Glass 3mm Clear 6.38mm
Solect Clear
Solect Green
Solect Grey
Colour Clear Clear Light Green Light Grey
Light Transmittance 89% 81% 71% 47%
Light Reflectance 8% 11% 10% 8%
UV Elimination 29% 99% 99% 99%
Solar Heat Eliminated 12% 32% 51% 57%
Solar heat Transmitted 88% 68% 49% 43%
Shading Coefficient 1.00 0.78 0.58 0.51
U-value(Insulation) 5.9W/m2.K 3.6W/m2.K 3.6W/m2.K 3.6W/m2.K
The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011

Keywords: Double Glazing, Glass, Safety Glass, Thermal Glass

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