What is the purpose of your home’s windows? Well, theoretically they were designed with two points in mind; to offer security and to allow natural daylight inside. All of the other brilliant features have been added over time, including energy efficiency, ventilation and aesthetic appeal.
When it comes to windows they can be pretty suspect for heat loss. Unless you have the latest designs and energy saving features then the chances are you could be wasting hundreds of pound son a yearly basis. This is one of the major selling points for window fitters. The fact is, as energy prices continue to rise, if you don’t take action you bills are only going to get more expensive.
Fortunately there have been some huge advancements in the double glazing industry over the last two decades. Windows have never been more efficient and by upgrading you can limit heat loss to a minimum, keeping your home warmer and slashing bills too. Some window fitters have even moved onto triple glazing now as the superior window choice for your home.
When it comes to choosing your new windows it’s important to take note of the energy ratings. Just like for your fridge or washing machine, windows will also have ratings between A (most efficient) and G (least efficient). Low emissivity glass is also an extra that’ll further improve the energy efficiency.
Why replace your windows?
If you’ve read the above and are still not convinced that replacement windows will have a big effect in your home, take a look at the following benefits:
- Reduce energy bills: Replacement windows can help cut down your heating bills by hundreds of pounds on a yearly basis
- A warmer home: With improved efficiency you can enjoy a warmer home throughout the year, eliminating draughts and cold spots
- Enjoy a quieter home: Not only do replacement windows keep heat inside, but they also keep noise pollution out, maintaining a quieter and more peaceful home
- Condensation reduction: Condensation can be a serious problem especially in the winter, but modern windows help eliminate the concern.
Choose a Fensa or Certass registered professional
If you’ve decided to bite the bullet and invest in replacement windows, it’s not just a case of hiring the first double glazing firm you come across. How can you be sure of their reputability? How do you know their prices are an accurate reflection of the market?
What’s vital is to speak with a number of professionals and get a better understanding of what’s on offer. Then, you’re better placed to compare like-for-like quotes. We always recommend receiving a separate quotation from at least four professionals.
Further important still is the need to seek companies registered to a trading body such as Fensa and Certass. These governing bodies ensure the reputability of professionals and companies need to adhere to certain practice including customer service and quality of products. Plus, if something goes wrong, you’ll have the backing of a national body to help put it right.