100 Flowers for the Planet - #187 Double-Glaze Your Windows
To double glaze your windows means to have two sheets of glass in the one window frame. The panes are separated by a spacer to allow air or gas to be trapped between them, thus creating a thermal barrier, resulting in an interior that is cooler in summer and warmer in winter as heat penetration from the outside and loss from the inside are dramatically reduced. For those living in inner city areas, near railway lines or freeways, an added benefit is noise reduction. Double glazing will keep out the sound of barking dogs, loud neighbours, traffic and those early morning lawn mowers.
Not only will double glazing benefit you and your family in terms of comfort, it can save you money with reduced heating and cooling expenses. This, in turn, benefits the planet by decreasing the use of energy, perhaps in the form of fossil fuels or uranium – non-renewable resources – and decreases carbon emissions. Double glazing your windows is good for your house ... and your home – the planet.