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Save On Costs, Invest In Energy Efficiency
In the modern day, people are looking to find ways that they can be more energy efficient. More and more people want to do everything they can to conserve energy because it is not only better for the environment but it also helps them to save some money in the long run. The good news is that there are a few ways that you can make your home energy efficient with energy efficient strategies and products, without having to spend too much money. Then, you can just enjoy the cost savings throughout the year, and also get a few tax breaks while you are at it.
There are many things you can do to save energy. Some of the most common ways to save energy are by being cautious of how much water you use in the shower, turn off lights when you don’t need them, wear warmer clothes and of course invest in double glazing.
Investing in double glazing is one of the most cost-effective things you can do in order to both save money and add value to your property. Find out how exactly this can help you with this infographic.
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Make your home in energy efficient one
A pleasant and comfortable environment in our home is perhaps the primary concern for most of us. Among the many tricks to achieve this, one is spy saving bills, which in turn can be possible through energy-saving windows and doors.
So what are energy efficient windows and doors?
The term “energy efficient” is generally attributed to windows and doors that are double or triple glazed.
These have a high thermal insulation, and hence save a lot on your bills.
Why use them?
- 44% of all energy consumed in the EU as used by buildings-domestic, industrial, and tertiary.
- 33% transport
- 7% industrial buildings
- 37% domestic and tertiary buildings
- 21% industrial processes
- 2% agriculture
It is worth noticing that…
Windows are responsible for around 20% of the total heat loss from a typical house.
Of all the windows in the EU, less than 15% have energy efficient glass.
- 42% early uncoated double glazing
- 12% modern double glazing
- 2% triple glazing
- 44 % single glazing
Imagine your windows and doors saving up to 15% of your energy bill every year!
And it comes with added benefits:
- helps to maintain a consistent temperature indoors all year round
- reduces noise penetration from outside
- decreases the amount of dust come in
- provides a healthy and safe atmosphere
- comes with great durability
- gives you peace of mind
And you also make a positive contribution to the planet by reducing approximately 680 kgs of CO2 emissions every year.
How to upgrade my Windows?
It’s not much of a hassle, and with just a little one time investment you can add up to 80% of the cost to your home value.
Double glazed windows
The window is fitted with two low emissivity glass panes with the space between them filled with either air or heat insulating gas preferably argon or krypton.
Triple glazed windows
Triple glazing works in a similar way except that three glass panes are used instead of two.
Do I need triple glazing?
Installing triple glazed windows can cost approximately 40% more than double glazed windows. So, it’s important to know if you really require triple glazing or not.
- In very cold climates, it’s quite popular and Scandinavian countries
- if you live in a noisy area
May not be needed:
- if you already have good double glazing
Tip: given that weather conditions are in extreme, using thick curtains with good double glazed windows will give almost the same results as triple glazed windows.
How much do I save?
Considering that an entirely single glazed house installed double glazed Windows, the savings can reach up to 110 British pounds per year.
Note: the costs and savings vary depending on
- geographic location of the house
- size of the windows
- type of house
- materials chosen
How to upgrade my doors?
As the name suggests, composite doors comprised of a variety of materials including PVC, wood, insulating foam and glass reinforced plastic (GRP).
What are the benefits?
Among the many advantages of a composite door over at Ember or a uPVC door are:
- a composite door is 6 times more thermally efficient than a timber door
- with a strong multi-layered structure, they provide high-level security
- uPVC doors are 28 mm thick while composite doors have a thickness of 44 to 48 mm
- they are weather resistant and have a lifespan of around 35 years
- these come with super easy maintenance-just wipe a damp cloth and oil the hinges
- composite doors offer a wide array of attractive looks and can be designed to match your requirements
This is the perfect season to upgrade your windows and doors. Get ready to save your bills before winter arrives.
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