The cold weather around this time of year tends to bring us lots of problems and inconveniences, and with winter almost upon us, it is only going to get worse. One of the most challenging things about the cold winter weather, is keeping your house warm. It is around this time that we see a spike in our heating bills, which can be very inconvenient financially, however feels necessary in order to keep your house warm and cosy.
However, this isn’t the only option, as there are other things that can be put in place to help retain heat and reduce the cold air inside your home. One way to keep the warm in and fight off the cold, is with double glazing. As double glazed windows are so useful and practical this time of year, we wanted to tell you about some of the advantages of having double glazing to keep your house warm this winter…
One of the best qualities of double glazing is that it improves the overall insulation of your house. Due to the thickness of the glass and the extra protection, it prevents the heat inside your home from escaping, and also ensures that the cold from outside isn’t able to get through. On average, heat is kept inside your house for twice as long if you have double glazed windows than if you were to just have single glazed.
Due to the improved insulation you gain from having double glazing, as a result this will lower your energy bills. If the insulation is better and therefore your house is kept warmer and for longer, you won’t have to use your central heating as much. This makes having double glazed windows a more energy efficient alternative.
Although there is an upfront cost to have double glazed windows fitted, it is most definitely worthwhile. Paying once to have these windows fitted is a much more cost effective, long-term solution than to keep turning up the central heating and leaving it on for longer. Doing this will only increase your energy bills, whereas getting double glazed windows will ultimately save you money in the future as you won’t be required to use your central heating as much.
For more information and advice or if you would like to speak to us about double glazing, simply get in touch with us via our contact page and we will be more than happy to help.