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As the weather is constantly changing, it’s time to brace ourselves for harsh temperatures, the dreaded draught and rising energy bills. One practical solution to fight the cold air seeping into our cozy homes is by utilizing ecoMaster eM2012s to fortify your home’s draft barrier. In this article, we’ll explore how they work and understand how these seals could be applied to increase your home’s energy efficiency.

What is an eM2012?

Our eM2012’s are used to seal larger gaps around your windows and doors. Whereas our Draught Dodgers for Doors can stop gaps up to 10mm. The eM2012’s can be utilized to bridge a more substantial gap of up to 15mm.

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eM2012 Collection

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eM2012 White Timber

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eM2012 Raw Timber

Why do I need ecoMaster eM2012s?

Energy Saving:

Firstly, the primary reason why you need ecoMaster eM2012s is their ability to reduce your energy use, by stopping cold drafts from entering your living space, they can significantly improve the efficiency and comfort level of your home. As a result, your heating and cooling system won’t have to work overtime. Again, this leads to reduced energy bills and a much smaller carbon footprint.

Increased Comfort:

Secondly, a cold breeze in your home (not matter how small) is a nuisance! Cold air leaks make it rather challenging to keep a comfortable indoor temperature. ecoMasters eM2012s act as an effective barrier by blocking the entry of unwanted air into your home. This keeps your room nice and cozy, letting you enjoy the inside temperature. And most importantly, without feeling any nasty cold drafts. As a bonus, they can even help keep out noise, dust, and pests! Winning!

Naturally Efficient:

Thirdly, these hard-wearing seals are made from sustainable and environmentally friendly materials. Pairing the aesthetics and durability of natural timber with European-engineered compression seals, eM2012s will stand the test of time! Furthermore, they will block out unwanted air from entering your home for years to come. Keeping your living space comfortable and more importantly, efficient all year round. Additionally, by reducing your energy use and decreasing your dependence on heating systems. You’re actively contributing to the global efforts of reducing carbon emissions and fighting climate change.

When should I use an eM2012 instead of Draught Dodgers by ecoMaster?

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Draught Dodgers for Doors by ecoMaster

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eM2012s for Doors by ecoMaster

Comprehensive Applications:

Last but certainly not least, installing is a quick and hassle-free process. Suitable for sealing gaps to the perimeter of doors and windows and is available in long lengths that can be easily cut to fit your specific needs. Moreover, eM2012’s boast the ability to seal over particularly large gaps, because it is big enough to bridge over a 15mm gap between the face of the door and its frame. Additionally, they are perfect for older doors and windows that are not lining up the way they used to. A very common thing throughout Australia.

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And when wider isn’t wide enough? eM3012’s!

If you need to seal over even bigger gaps, eM3012 is the ideal candidate. Being 10mm wider than its smaller counterpart, ecoMasters eM3012 can bridge up to a 25mm gap making even the largest gaps around the doors and windows of your home simple to seal up effectively and efficiently.

When a regular stop bead is just not good enough

The most commonly used door stop bead size is a 30 x 12mm.  Of course, regular stop beads are just that. Stop beads simply stop the door from going too far past the latch.  In fact, when you want a stop bead that also perfectly seals the perimeter of the door then it’s time to replace the stop beads with an eM3012.

Also great for sliding applications

Because you can choose the seal that you fit into the eM2012 and eM3012, you can select compressive seals for hinged door applications but you can also choose brush seals so that you can use these in sliding applications, such as for external timber sliding doors.

Bring old buildings back to life with modern efficiency

When it comes to keeping your home comfortable while reducing energy consumption, ecoMaster eM2012s and eM3012s are an absolute game-changer. By sealing gaps and preventing unwanted drafts from entering your living spaces, these practical solutions provide an effective way to save on energy bills. As a result, you will minimize your carbon footprint. 

With their simple installation and versatile design, our door and window seals are an affordable and eco-friendly investment. Stay warm, save energy, and embrace the power of ecoMaster eM2012s!
NOTE:  ecoMaster’s EM2012 and EM3012 are only available for custom installation by accredited ecoMaster Draft Proofing Technicians.  Contact us for details.

Where can I learn more about this from an industry expert?

ecoMaster has been working in the energy efficiency / retrofit arena for over 20 years.  During that time we learned an enormous amount about diagnosing issues, distinctions on various products as well as developing the best installation practices.  We have done the research, so you don’t have to. All that information has now been condensed into a series of ecoMasterClasses. Click here to gain access.

How effective can a perimeter seal around a door really be?

Draughtproofing is one of the easiest and most effective ways to keep you cozy at home. Not only will you feel more comfortable, but you’ll also reduce your energy bills and down on emissions that contribute to climate change. Addressing this in your home can potentially save up to 20% on your annual heating bills.

We hope this article has helped you learn how to use simple ways to save on your utility bill. This in turn will help you on your energy and thermal efficiency retrofit journey to make your home more comfortable all year round, and reduce your costs and carbon emissions.  

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