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How can Double Glazing Reduce your Energy Bills

One of the easiest ways to make your home more energy efficient is to improve your insulation. As well as checking your loft and wall insulation, you should look at how well your windows perform.

Double glazing is the most energy-efficient style of window to ensure your home loses as little heat as possible. Older or poorly fitted windows can be a source of heat loss.

Installing energy-efficient windows can reduce your energy bills by stopping heat from escaping. You will use your heating less often and be able to turn the temperature down on the thermostat.

How does Double Glazing Reduce Heat Loss?

It is easy to find out how energy efficient a window is by checking the WER (Window Energy Rating). A rating of A+ is the most energy efficient, while G is the worst.

It’s essential to bear in mind that older windows may not currently perform as well as their rating when installed. Over time windows may develop problems that allow more heat to escape.

Replacing older windows with new energy-efficient double glazing is a great way to reduce your energy bills.

If you think it is time to replace your windows, get in touch with us at Colne Valley Windows for advice and a free quote.

  • All of our windows are by Rehau and are A-rated for energy efficiency as standard.
  • Double glazing traps air between the panes of glass to create a barrier that prevents heat loss.
  • Our windows have the highest BSI ratings for protection against wind, water and air.

Our professional team of installers have over 30 years of experience and will ensure windows are fitted to the highest standard to improve energy efficiency.

How much can I save on my energy bills with new double glazing?

How much you can save on energy bills will depend on the type of windows you currently have installed and the size of your property.

Single-glazed timber windows are the least efficient, and replacing them with double-glazed windows could save up to £285 a year.

The Glass and Glazing Federation has a simple energy savings calculator to help you calculate your potential savings.

Will the savings on my energy bills cover the new window installation cost?

Over the years, the savings on your energy bills can certainly add up, especially while energy costs are so high. However, the savings will unlikely match the cost of installing new windows.

It is worth remembering that investing in new windows not only saves you money on heating bills but also brings many other benefits:

  • Reduces draughts and make your home more comfortable
  • Reduces condensation, mildew and damp
  • Improves the appearance of your home
  • Reduces maintenance time and costs
  • Adds value to your home

How do I choose double glazing to improve energy efficiency?

Of course, standards of window and glazing quality will vary between manufacturers. It will help if you look for windows with an A rating and high BSI ratings to ensure they are energy efficient and weatherproof.

UPVC windows make a great low-maintenance choice for frames with a wide selection of styles and colours to match your home.

Installation quality is also vital. Poorly fitted windows can create poor seals that cause draughts and damage to your property. Look for a company that is highly recommended and has a good reputation.

If you are looking for a trustworthy local business to supply and fit new windows, why not contact us at Colne Valley Windows, where our friendly team is on hand to help?

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