Double glazing is an environmentally friendly investment. Weatherizing your home and making it more energy efficient will help you save money in the long run. According to some estimates, if you exchanged all the single glazed windows with double glazing in a three bedroom house, you would be saving one hundred and thirty five pounds a year and reduce the emissions of carbon dioxide by 720kg. Housing is a major contributor to carbon dioxide emissions in the UK. 30% of all carbon dioxide emissions from the UK are due to emissions from households. Housing energy bills include energy required for space heating, lighting, cooking, hot water and appliances.
One of the best ways to reduce your energy bills is to install good quality insulation and double glazing in your home. The spacer, or the area that separates the panes of glass, contains trapped gas or air that reduces the flow of heat across the space. The spacer provides insulation against heat loss. Insulating your home can drastically lessen your heating bills and is eco friendly. When you use less heat energy you burn less fossil fuel and reduce harmful carbon emissions.
The effectiveness of insulated glazing is enhanced by using heat reflective film on the glass. The effectiveness of double glazing is dependent on the skill of the installation contractors. Prior to a unit being sealed, a drying agent has to be added to ensure that the unit is airtight and no moisture is present. The development of condensation between the panes indicates that the window panes are not airtight and the installation is defective. The presence of moisture shows that the unit is not effective. Defect in double glazing cannot be restored; the only option is to replace the entire unit.
Installing double glazed windows is friendly to the environment by cutting carbon emissions and also reducing your expenditure on fuel and energy. Another major benefit of installation is that it brings down noise pollution. Having double glazed windows will severely cut external noise. It also keeps internal condensation low, so that your wallpaper, furnishings, upholstery and woodwork enjoy longer life and don’t suffer the deterioration caused by internal condensation.
Double glazing is available in a wide variety of decorative designs and includes Georgian and leaded varieties. Costing for installations will depend on the number of units you want installed and style you choose. Some grants may also be available to help you finance installation of double glazing. Luton homeowners and residents can find local glazing service providers with long experience in the business. composite doors bridgend