Reduce your Carbon Footprint and Energy Bills with Double Glazing
Want to do your bit for the environment and reduce your carbon footprint? Then read on……..
With global warming an indisputable fact, rising energy prices and our increasingly unpredictable weather it makes sense to consider what we can do to do our bit for the planet and our own finances.
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All properties are prone to losing heat through the windows. Energy efficient double glazed windows can help to keep your home warmer and quieter, reduce fuel bills and reduce your impact on the environment. We’ve all seen the thermal imaging shots showing heat leaching from buildings, an average of 10% of the heat you’ve paid for can be lost through windows and doors.
The Energy saving Trust estimates that the average semi-detached home can save between £85-£110 a year on heating bills by installing A rated windows. We fit A rated windows as standard. Doors make a difference too, composite doors are particularly energy efficient but a well fitted UPVC door will offer a significant improvement on an older wooden door that may have warped and twisted over time.
We use Low-E glass which has an invisible coating of metal oxide on the inside of one of the panes of glass. This allows warmth and sunlight in but cuts down on heat loss. The space between the glazing in our new double glazed units are filled with argon gas. This is a colourless, non-toxic gas that effectively reduces heat loss. Our UPVC frames have a long life, require minimal maintenance and can be recycled when the time comes to replace them.
Of course it’s not all about the windows. Insulating your loft space, not leaving electrical items on standby, choosing A rated domestic appliances and considering solar panels are among the other steps you can take to make your home a little greener and cheaper to run.
There are new developments in the glazing industry all the time – we recently heard about solar glazing that can generate power for your home – it’s still at the developmental stage at the moment but we’ll keep you posted on progress.
Doing your bit for the environment and your pocket is great but you also want your home to look good and reflect your personal taste. We offer a range of window and door styles and colours to suit every type of home and can work with you to make your home warmer and safer as well as looking fabulous.