A quick guide to double glazing
Double glazing is a term that’s often thrown around, but many homeowners don’t really understand what it is and how it can benefit them. This quick guide will give you an idea of what double glazing incorporates, including the benefits associated with these energy efficient windows.
Remember, if you’re interested in double glazed windows you should compare quotes from a range of local, reputable companies to ensure you get the best deal available.
The benefits of double glazing
So now we’ve got to grips with what double glazing is, are the benefits useful for your property? In the tough financial climate where fuel bills are forever rising, every home should be double glazed.
- Reduce energy bills by up to £300 a year
Double glazing helps to cut your heating bills by retaining more heat in your property. This means you won’t have to turn up your heating system to keep warm and can instead spend the savings on something worthwhile.
Over the 20-year life expectancy of double glazing units, homeowners can expect to save over £8,000.
- Less noise pollution throughout the year
In exactly the same way heat is retained in the home with an energy efficient spacer, noise is kept out. Sound can’t pass through the motionless gas, which is particularly useful if you live near a busy main road or traffic works.
- An improved Energy Performance Certificate rating
The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating can be crucial if you want to sell your home. More and more potential buyers are looking at the EPC in order to see how much they’ll be paying on their heating bills.
The Government are also bringing in regulations concerning the EPC and other home improvements, such as solar panels. As it stands, from April 1, homeowners can no longer receive the full feed-in tariff rate for solar panels if their property doesn’t meet an EPC level D or above
- • Reduced home carbon footprint
Carbon emissions are responsible for the rising fears of global warming and the UK Government has been set tough targets to reduce emissions by 2020. Double glazed windows help to do this as less heat is generated from boilers due to more being retained in the home.
According to the Energy Saving Trust, typical double glazing saves around 680kg of carbon emissions every year.
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