WINDOWS AND GLASSESENERGY EFFICIENCY GLASSES
As we mentioned in previous articles in this blog to improve the energy efficiency of an owners insulation measures requires not only the facade and the roof but also take the necessary measures in the windows of homes to avoid energy losses through them. Measures to increase energy efficiency in window frames were already set out in our article Energy efficiency in windows: Features of the frames, so in this article we will focus on glasses and how you can improve the use of certain glasses the energy efficiency in our homes.
We might consider that the glass depending on the area occupied by the window, are the fundamental elements of the same and, therefore, one of the most important have in improving the energy efficiency of windows.
There are various solutions for improving the energy efficiency of windows, easier to take are based on the replacement of traditional also known glasses as monolithic glass by others with greater capacity for thermal and ENERGY EFFICIENCY GLASSES or acoustic insulation as they are low emissivity glass, ie glass ENERGY EFFICIENCY GLASSES which is deposited a very thin layer of metal oxides provide the glass a reinforced thermal insulation capacity. Other options to improve the energy efficiency of windows and glass double glazing is placed based on two monolithic glass or low emissivity hermetically sealed to each other and between which an air is still and dry. ENERGY EFFICIENCY GLASSES It is what is known as insulating glass unit (UVA).
Today a wide variety of window glass are marketed, that respecting the main property of the glass, high inputs allow natural light, try to improve comfort inside homes by enhancing other properties such as thermal and acoustic insulation , solar protection, low maintenance. In fact further research on how to improve the energy efficiency of glass and windows, some of them aim called smart windows, whose basic function is to create a glass capable of regulating the amount of sunlight and heat that enters a home by itself and which we will talk in another article.