What is the difference between primary and secondary glazing?
Double glazed windows use two sheets of glass with a gap between them that creates an insulating barrier. The gap can either be filled with a heavy inert gas such as Argon or it can be a vacuum; both will act to slow the movement of heat from one side of the window to the other.
Secondary glazing involves installing retrofit supplementary glazing to the inside of an existing single-glazed window leaving an air gap between them. It can be a Perspex material, or a very cheap DIY install is made of plastic heat shrink film. Both forms can be very effective if installed correctly.
Is double glazing worth it?
Double Glazing is a long-term solution and it can be a favoured option for those restoring a ‘forever’ home or looking to really invest in their property. For those who live in areas, which see very low temperatures in Winter, Double Glazing can also ...
What's the difference between polycrystalline and monocrystalline panels?
Monocrystalline solar panels main advantages are higher efficiencies and sleeker aesthetics. Because the cell is composed of a single crystal, the electrons that generate a flow of electricity have more room to move. As a result, monocrystalline ...
How will I know if the draught proofing has made a difference?
You can check by wetting the back of your hand (or using an incense stick) and passing it over the area where you suspect a draught was, there would be a noticeable difference in temperature if a draught is felt (or no movement of incense smoke). ...
What's the typical difference in price between a budget and premium inverter?
The price difference between opting for a premium inverter (such as Fronius or SMA) versus a budget inverter is $700 to $1,000 per system. https://www.solarquotes.com.au/good-solar-guide/inverter-guide/
Depending on the type of window (e.g. sliding laterally/vertically, outward opening, etc.) is there a price difference between the types if I want new windows?
Yes, there can be a difference between fixed, hinged, tilt and turn or bifold windows. On the lower end of the price scale, you can buy aluminium framed double glazed windows in standard sizes from window suppliers and some hardware stores. The ...