According to the Energy Savings Trust (EST), installing energy efficient windows helps to reduce your carbon footprint and your energy bills . Apart from saving money, the EST also reports that there are three key areas in which installing double or triple glazing can provide benefits to your home:
If you install energy efficient glazing, this will reduce heat loss through windows, which means fewer draughts and cold spots.
- Less Noise
Since energy efficient windows essentially mean more layers of glass, they will also insulate your home against external noise as well as the cold weather.
- Less condensation
Because of the way they are engineered, these energy efficient windows reduce condensation build up on the inside of windows, which means a healthier environment to live in.
Energy efficient windows will also certainly reduce heating bills. We all know how cold the UK winters can get, but a small outlay now on installing double or triple glazing will see a massive investment over time by saving money year on year.
Not only will you definitely be saving money, but you’ll also reap the above benefits listed by the EST, so it makes sense not to delay putting in energy efficient windows if you don’t currently have them. This includes double glazing for the windows on any doors or porches too.
How Much Could You Save?
According to the EST, you could save between £25-35 per year on your heating bills if you live in a flat anywhere in the UK. Flats tend to be more insulated because you have neighbours above or below you or both. So actually, the amount you save does depend on where your flat is placed in the building. However, if you do feel the draughts in the flat where you live, a £35 saving is definitely worth the investment, as you’ll feel more comfortable after putting energy efficient windows in, as well as the saving it can bring.
The EST estimates that mid-terrace or bungalows can benefit from anything up to a £60 reduction in bills, dependent on the age and style of home you live in. Semi-detached homes can save up to £80 per year, whilst fully detached homes see the biggest saving at up to £110 per year.
All of these calculations are based on typical gas-heated homes and will vary depending on the geographic location of your home. If you live in a place that is yet to have energy efficient windows installed, then according to this information, you are guaranteed to save money on bills annually. It is a wise choice to put in double or triple glazing if any of the windows in your home are still single glazed.
You can come and visit our showroom at Rayners Lane for advice, a free quote, or simply to find some inspiration. The Window Centre showroom is located at 393-395 Alexandra Avenue, Rayners Lane, Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 9EF. That’s the A4090 and is easy to find if you take the A312 junction, northbound, off the A40. Alternatively, you can call us on 020 8429 0383, and you can also send us a query through the contact page of our website, and we’ll call you back.