Save money with Double Glazing
Installing new double glazing is a good way of creating a more comfortable home and reducing energy loss. When the Green Deal scheme launches NES will be able to advise on your eligibility and arrange a survey for qualifying homes. Subscribe to our E-letter for the latest Green Deal updates.
The advantages of double glazing to the appearance of your home and improving security are widely known. However people can overlook the benefits to reducing your energy bills. Up to 60% of the heat in your home can escape via single pane windows. The Energy Saving Trust have estimated that by replacing all single glazed windows on a 3 bedroom semi-detached house to C rated double glazing savings of up to £165 per year on heating bills will be made.
- Reduced Energy Bills
- Reduce your carbon footprint
- Quieter, more comfortable living space
- Eliminate cold spots
- Increase the security of your property
- Become more energy efficient
- Added value to your property
- Help towards a higher Home Energy Rating
- Change the look and feel of your home
How does it work?
Double glazing consists of 2 pieces of glass separated by a small space, usually filled with gas, to create an insulating barrier. They vary in energy efficiency and most manufactures helpfully place a window rating energy scheme sticker on their product so you can see at a glance their qualities. The BRFC scheme is the UK's national system for classifying the energy efficiency of double glazing options. These unique labels display information regarding the rating level - between A and E, the solar heat gain and the overall energy rating. For example, 3kWh/m2K indicates that the window will lose three kilowatt hours per square meter annually. A-rated windows are the most efficient.
There are many variations of frame materials available to choose from. You may be interested in the popular, recyclable uPVC but did you know that double glazing frames are readily available in a wide variety of alternative options. Aluminum or Steel frames are slim and long lasting. Composite low maintenance variations combine an inner timber frame with a plastic or aluminum cover which keeps the frame weatherproof. And finally there are traditional wooden styles. The wooden options do require a little more maintenance than the popular uPVC versions but they do have a lower impact on the environment particularly if the timber used originates from sustainable forest sources.
Remember to keep checking the website for information on the launch of Green Deal in your area.