Replacement Windows Will Drive Energy Costs Down!
With all the talk about energy efficiency and rising gas prices within the news, not just recently but frequently in the past too, you may be wondering how you and your family can make an impact and do something about it within your home. With over 20% of heat loss being attributed to old, faulty windows a good place to start in any property is by investing in energy rated windows.
Replacement energy efficient windows can help to make a real impact on the amount of energy you use within your home, this in turn will help to reduce your bills, giving you more money for the things you prefer to spend your disposable income on.
If you are unsure as to which windows will be most suitable for your home then the glazing industry has made it a little easier with the clear window ratings scheme giving the manufacturers an official scale to manufacture their windows to in order to reach certain ratings. All windows are now rated in terms of their energy efficiency just like household appliances such as fridges and freezers. This will help to give you a clearer idea of how much difference your new windows are likely to make to your home.
Most glazing installers and suppliers would sell a C rated window as standard but an A rated window using low e glass, is at the tipping point where windows move from costing you money to actually saving you money. According to the experts at Sound Renovation, “Windows treated with Low E glazes usually cost 15 percent more than regular windows; however, they minimize energy loss by as much as 30 percent.” Therefore if you can, always enquire about energy efficient windows for your home.
Taking the decision to install new windows now will prove to be a sound investment in the present and future regardless of whether you stay in the property or decide to sell. Any potential buyers who see that you have energy efficient windows installed will surely be more likely to make a bid, safe in the knowledge that they will have lower energy bills.
If you opt for triple glazing your energy savings will be even more substantial than the aforementioned double glazing and although it will be a more sizeable initial outlay, it will repay you even quicker with and extra glaze for the heat to try and escape through.
Not only will new replacement windows lower your energy bills but you are also going to dramatically improve the look of your home. You will also be making a sizeable improvement on your homes security as new double glazing is often avoided by unwanted intruders.