Double glazing is becoming increasingly popular among homeowners who wish to create an energy-efficient & comfortable home. This type of glazing involves having two panels of glass installed in a window or door frame, creating an air gap between them. The air gap acts as an insulator, helping to reduce heat loss and keep your home warm in the winter, and cool in the summer.
Why is double glazing important for an energy-efficient home, you might ask? There are several reasons, all of which contribute to lowering your energy bills and reducing your carbon footprint.
Firstly, double glazing is an excellent way to reduce heat loss. Single glazed windows & doors can lose up to 20% of a home’s heat. In contrast, double glazing can reduce this heat loss by up to 50%, making it a very effective way to keep your home warmer for longer without needing to continuously use your heating system.
This means that, with double glazing, you can use your heating system less frequently and at a lower temperature, resulting in significant savings on your energy bills. In addition, when you use your heating system less often, you reduce your carbon footprint, making your home more environmentally friendly.
This same principal applies to cooling. Double glazed windows can reduce the amount of heat entering the home and decrease the demand for a cooling system. This can be enhanced with the addition of a low E coating as incorporated into systems such as Lightbridge, by Viridian.
Double glazing can also help to reduce external noise pollution, which is especially important if you live in a busy area or close to a main road. The air gap between the two panes of glass acts as a barrier, reducing the amount of noise that enters your home.
Another benefit of double glazing is that it can help to increase the security of your home. The two panes of glass are held in place by a frame, creating a strong barrier that is much harder to break than a single pane of glass. This means that, in addition to reducing your energy bills and carbon footprint, double glazing can also help to give you peace of mind and improve the safety of your home.
In conclusion, double glazing is a crucial consideration for an energy-efficient and comfortable home. It helps to reduce heat loss & gain, external noise pollution, and increase the security of your home, all while lowering your energy bills and reducing your carbon footprint. With so many benefits, it’s easy to see why double glazing is becoming increasingly popular among homeowners who want to create an environmentally friendly and cost-effective home.
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