When it comes to home insulation, there aren’t many products on the market which are more popular than uPVC windows. With replacement units you stand to save hundreds of pounds annually on your heating bills, as well as benefitting from a range of additional qualities.
The basic structure of a uPVC windows is two panes of glass separated by a gas spacer. Usually Argon, this gas spacer will stop heat from passing through the unit and exiting the home, instead locking it inside your property.
With new double glazed windows you’ll see a number of benefits to your home, including:
- Cuts to heating bills:
The insulating quality double glazing possesses means you can save as much as £300 every year on your annual heating bills. This saving could increase even more over the years as gas and electricity bills continue to rise in cost. With the inert gas spacer, heat can’t pass through the double glazing and exit the home, so you needn’t turn up the thermostat and instead can keep warm for less every year.
- Maintain a warmer home
Installing uPVC windows is one of the best ways you can keep your home warmer, especially during the cold, extended winters the UK has been suffering from. Double glazing windows will eliminate draughts and cold spots in the property with energy efficient frames and panes. To keep your home warmer still, loft lagging and wall cavity insulation are also recommended.
- Enhanced property security
Windows and doors are the two key areas potential burglars will target as a week spot in the home. With new uPVC windows you’ll give your home the extra protection it needs to further improve security and the multipoint locking mechanism is an excellent example of enhanced defence against break-ins. On top of this, internally beaded panes will prevent your units from being ‘popped’ out of position by would-be criminals.
- A reduced carbon footprint
As a result of less heat being produced to warm the home, carbon dioxide emissions will be slashed and your property will have a better Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). Carbon dioxide emissions help to cause global warming problems and with double glazing you can cut levels by 680kg every year. On top of this, the enhanced energy efficiency will give your home a better chance on the property market in the future.
- Limiting noise pollution
With the efficiency of your double glazing it’s not just heat which is prevented from passing through the unit. For those in noisy areas such as living near a busy main road or residential estate, you’ll see the benefits of less noise pollution entering your home. Because of this you’ll have peace and quiet throughout the year so your home can be enjoyed without the outside disturbances.
Facts & Figures You’ll Love To Share
- Replacing your inefficient windows with double glazing will help you save up to £200 a year on expensive household bills.
- Installing double glazing is an environmentally friendly option, slashing carbon by 680kg annually.
- As well as a monetary saving, double glazing will cut condensation and reduce noise pollution.
- Switching your old windows will boost your property’s EPC rating and make your home a more attractive buy in the market.
- For homes in Conservation Areas, consider secondary glazing to make energy savings when double glazing isn’t permitted.
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