With many companies becoming more energy efficient, and cutting their overheads, the same can now be said of many homeowners. As many home owners are now ‘tightening up their belts’, and are not prepared to spend more and more on gas and electricity bills, further measures are being taken to insulate homes in order to make them more energy efficient. Loft and basement insulation methods are often used to contribute to this goal, as well as installing Double and Triple Glazing uPVC windows, which will also help to keep warm air inside the room, and prevent it from escaping into the cold of the winter, with the opposite effect in the summer. Double & triple glazing uPVC windows use advanced technology that is proven to keep your house well insulated, while significantly reducing energy waste and lowering your monthly bills.
Why Should Windows be Insulated?
It is a known fact that your home looses heat through your windows; in total as much as 25% of heat can be lost through your windows and doors. A home that has poor window insulation may experience such issues as cold spots, drafts, temperatures that are too cold in the winter and too hot in the summer, increased noise levels from the outside, and an overall lack of comfort. In addition to all these undesirable factors, you end up paying a lot more money throughout the year for your heating and cooling costs. Until you weatherproof your windows, you may not see major improvements in your energy consumption patterns or reductions to your high energy bills.
Advanced Double and Triple Glazing Technology
Any replacement window’s level of insulation is made up of the combination of the frame insulation, as well as the glass (sealed unit) insulation. Window glazing technologies have been revolutionized to provide advanced energy efficiency. Double Glazed UPVC windows utilize a glazing process in which a window is formed by two panes of glass with a space between the panes. This space is typically several millimeters thick. Triple Glazed UPVS Windows are a step up in insulation protection, with three panes of glass and two air spaces. The air gaps in both double and triple glazed windows provide the insulating layers that help slow down the heat loss and reduce the chances of condensation forming.
By installing Double or Triple Glazed UPVC windows you will quickly notice a major difference in your home, and you will also be able to enjoy the following benefits:
Energy Cost Savings
During the heating season, especially if you live in a very cold climate, energy efficient windows will reduce heat loss and air leakage, provide warmer window surfaces and reduce condensation. Depending on the type of Double or Triple Glazed uPVC windows you install, you will see savings of 11 to 24% during the heating season.
Similarly, during the cooling season, when it is hot outside, energy efficient windows will help significantly reduce undesirable solar heat gain and improve comfort, while providing a clear view and daylight. During the cooling season you will see savings of 7 to 30% depending on the exact specifications of your Double or Triple Glazed windows.
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REDUCE PEAK HEATING AND COOLING LOADS
One of the biggest benefits of high-performance windows is that they help reduce peak heating and cooling loads. The peak load for a house is the maximum requirement for heating or cooling at one time. This load determines the size of the heat pump, furnace and air conditioning systems that need be installed. By reducing the peak load with the help of energy efficient windows, you can realize significant savings by installing smaller, less costly heating and cooling systems.
Double and Triple Glazed UPVC windows will make a noticeable difference in the overall comfort on your home. Old, inefficient windows tend to have cold glass, which further contributes to heat loss and creates an air movement pattern that feels drafty. On the other hand, Double and Triple Glazed windows will provide much higher interior window temperatures, which will reduce air leakage, frost and condensation, making the home feel nice and cozy.