We’re living in a scary time. We hear all the time about how a normal lifestyle can contribute massively towards global warming and climate change. But there is so much that you can do to reduce your carbon footprint and one of the best things you can do is reduce your energy usage.
Living in South East Queensland, the thought of trying to reduce your energy usage as the summer months approach seems daunting. Summer is hot, and summer in Brisbane or on the Gold Coast is even hotter!
Did you know that keeping your home at a comfortable temperature is easier with Crimsafe security screens? So not only can you save money, but you can help save the planet.
How Crimsafe Security Screens Increase Energy Efficiency
All windows in Australia are rated by the Window Energy Rating Scheme, or WERS.
WERS have found that up to 40% of a home’s heat is lost through windows and up to 87% of a home’s heat is gained through windows.
But installing Crimsafe security screens over your glass windows and doors can increase the energy efficiency of your home. Independent studies have shown that Crimsafe screens can reduce solar heat by up to 53%! Imagine the savings to your electricity bill if you’re only using air conditioning half the time!
WERS has recognised these studies, and that Crimsafe security screens improve the energy efficiency of your home so you’ll stay warmer in winter and cooler in summer.
Crimsafe Keeps You Cool in Summer
When you come home after a long hot day in summer, do you find that when you open your front door you’re hit with hot stale air? It’s 10 degrees hotter inside and you can’t get to that air conditioning fast enough.
If this sounds all too familiar, installing Crimsafe security screens can make your home more comfortable keeping your home up to 53% cooler.
Crimsafe can also keep you safe from the UV rays streaming in your windows!
Using a UV spectrophotometer measuring the intensity of light, Crimsafe’s Tensile-Tuff security mesh has been found to filter out 62% of UV radiation. Because of the thickness of the wire used for the mesh, less UV will penetrate through the aperture of the mesh.
And while this may sound like just an extra level of shutting yourself in, Crimsafe has also tested airflow for when you want to open up your glass doors and windows in the hotter months.
Crimsafe allows an average of 53% airflow into your home. Compared to insect mesh, Crimsafe’s airflow is actually better! This not only lets in the cool breeze (so you can turn off the fan), but it also helps you maintain a healthier home with fresh air.
Crimsafe Keeps You Warm in Winter
No need to stress about those few weeks in South East Queensland when it does get chilly either! Crimsafe security screens limit the escape of warmth from your home.
Installing Crimsafe security screens in your home for winter means that you can reduce the need to turn on heating appliances that are often the major cause of home fires, which sadly far more common in winter. By reducing your need to use these appliances, you’ll not only save money, but you’ll keep your home safe from a potential emergency (and not to mention intruders!).
Choose Crimsafe – Choose Sustainable Security
So we can see that not only will Crimsafe reduce your need to use electricity to keep your home cooler in summer or warmer in winter, but Crimsafe goes even further to increase you sustainable lifestyle!
- Crimsafe has designed their Tensile Tuff mesh to ensure minimal light disruption, while blocking out heat and UV rays – so it’s not going to make your home darker. Which means you don’t need to start turning on lights until it’s dark outside!
- Crimsafe is low maintenance! So you don’t need to worry about constantly using harmful chemicals to keep you screens clean and working hard for the longest time possible.
- With an extended 15 year warranty for Crimsafe Ultimate and IQ products, you can be sure that these screens are built to last!
So not only can Crimsafe give you peace of mind that your home is safe, it can keep your home cool or warm while you use less electricity – which goes on to reduce the potential for electrical fires.
Keep your home and family safe this summer (or winter) with Crimsafe!