Mar 04, 2014 6:05 pm
Hi all, I am renovating and will be putting a 2200w x 1000h window in the east facing kitchen.
I am going for double glazed timber window. Is it worthwhile upgrading to include low-e as well? Not sure if it is a good idea for a east facing window in Melbourne. I don't want to lose sun's warmth in winter, but then again not sure if I will regret not installing low-e in summer. Upgrade price is not much difference.
I will appreciate any advice.
Re: Low-e on east facing window2
Mar 04, 2014 6:26 pm
You don't get much warmth from an East facing window in winter in Melboure an hour or two at the most.
Keeping the summer heat is well worth it especially if there is not much cost difference.
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