Rising energy prices
Energy prices in Europe have risen significantly, including electricity and gas prices. It can be felt both by private consumers and companies.
Due to the rising economy after COVID-19 lockdowns, we see that the demand for energy has increased significantly and that the market is having a hard time keeping up. The greater the difference between supply and demand in the energy markets, the greater the volatility of prices.
Factors affecting the heating accounts
In a world where we are not in control of the development of energy prices in the market, there are nevertheless a few measures that will have a major impact on the household’s heating bill:
- The condition of the house
- Quality of windows
- Heating mode and the settings of the heating system
- Number of residents
- Age of the residents of the house
Switch to low-energy windows and save money
If you want to save money on the heating bill, it is quite obvious to take a closer look at the windows in your home.
Heat consumption in the dwelling depends on a number of different factors, which are primarily on the condition of the house, i.e. how well it is insulated.
“The quality of a house’s windows has a major impact on the heating bill. If you have older windows, such as 1-pane or 2-pane glazing with defective weather gasket, then a lot of heat is wasted from the house. Newer windows are capable of reducing heat loss with the development of Idealcombi’s products we have designed windows to perform at the highest energy levels, therefore there is great sustainable potential of replacing your old windows for the benefit of your home for the future to lower energy bills.” – James Hutchins, Managing Director of Idealcombi UK.
The hunt for “The Ideal Window”
From the very beginning in 1973 when the two brothers Bent and Henning Søgaard founded Idealcombi, it has been part of our DNA to develop the window. Over the years, we have developed and tested different frame constructions in our stubborn pursuit of solving the 4 basic challenges in the search for “the ideal window”:
- Minimal heat loss
- Easy to clean
- Do not need to be replaced
Energy-efficient windows with Idealcore™
Our innovative product developers became the pioneers of the cracking code!
THE SOLUTION – the groundbreaking new idealcore™
A frame construction with an indestructible and highly insulating fal in polyurethane – also known as thermal PUR.
We call the product idealcore™ because that’s exactly what it is! An ideal core that, unlike any other construction on the market, solves all 4 challenges at the same time.
Thermal PUR is a highly insulating material with a lambda value of just 0,074 W/mK. This ensures there will be no thermal bridging from the outside to the inside of the
frame. Windows with idealcore™, therefore, has energy performance that well exceeds building regulations and can be used for any type of build.
Thermal PUR is a unique material. At first glance, you might think it is plastic but the thermal properties are in a class of its own with a lambda value of just 0.074 while pine wood is 0.13 and traditional composite/PVC materials are at 0.25.
Idealcore™ contributes to a perfect energy balance with a high Eref and low U-value for the benefit of both the planet and people living in the house by reducing the heating bill.
And as idealcore™ is a solid rigid material it eliminates the need for drainage holes, air chambers and ironmongery grooves, which collects dirt, dust, moisture and bugs. This greatly improves the lifespan of the window and reduces the need of maintenance, minimising resources needed to replace and dispose of the window.
Advice on energy-efficient windows
If you want advice on choosing windows for your upcoming construction, we are ready to help.
We custom-manufacture the windows at our Danish factory in windswept Thy to fit exactly the upcoming construction project.
Reach out to your nearest Idealcombi sales department:
Phone: +44 (0) 1582 869 010