Save on Utility Bills with Double Glazed Storm Windows
February 05, 2018
As homeowners, we’re constantly looking for different ways to lower our expenses. Saving on seasonal utilities (heating and cooling) is one sure way to reduce expenses. Installing double glazed storm windows in your home is the answer. While many older windows are single glazed, today there’s a way to retrofit existing window assemblies and save big on seasonal utility costs.
MAGNETITE storm windows provide noticeable benefits
MAGNETITE storm windows are retrofitted into existing window systems using a patented frame assembly. Every window is customized and fitted with a MAGNETITE window panel that’s snugly locked into place magnetically. The finished window is airtight, insulated, and sound proofed.
Because exterior windows are the biggest conductor of noise and noise pollution, it makes sense that double glazed windows would reduce that noise. With MAGNETITE storm windows, the double-glazing solves noise issues markedly. The problem with single-glazed windows is that they allow for air infiltration, and therefore noise infiltration. MAGNETITE provides a sealed window system that creates an insulated air cavity, and thus restricts air infiltration and noise. The window retrofit is designed to be a “secondary system” that buffers against noise transfer, while sealing against air infiltration. MAGNETITE is CSA® tested for almost zero air infiltration.
Windows are known to be the biggest contributor of heat “gain” and “loss”. MAGNETITE window retrofits eliminate air leakage through windows, therefore decreasing heat imbalances in winter and summer. The result: a more comfortable and sustainable indoor environment. MAGNETITE window frames use optical grade acrylic glazing – a product that is up to 6 times more thermally efficient than conventional glass. As well, with a PVC sub-frame, an airtight seal is created that eliminates draughts. The finished retrofit provides consistent room temperature and seasonal comfort throughout the year. And for many, this means a better night’s sleep going forward.
Because of the thermal conductivity of window glass, it’s proven to be the biggest source of energy loss in a home, and the biggest waste of heating and cooling. MAGNETITE storm windows simply save on energy by preventing energy loss. The double-glazing has a dramatic effect on energy savings - so much so that homeowners can recover their initial investment during the first 6 years. With MAGNETITE storm windows, less energy is wasted, and there is less demand on heating and cooling. It all contributes to utility savings throughout the year. MAGNETITE has been endorsed by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corp. and independently tested by CSA®.
Great Northern Insulation installs MAGNETITE window systems
Throughout southern Ontario, Great Northern Insulation installs MAGNETITE window systems for a wide range of residential homes. Incorporating MAGNETITE’s patented system, GNI installers customize every window retrofit. GNI assesses customer needs, recommend a cost-effective solution, and installs a new window system that is guaranteed to perform. To find out more, contact the home energy experts at Great Northern Insulation by calling 1.800.265.1914 or by visiting the company website at www.gni.ca .