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Three Reasons to Install Double Glazing Before Winter Sets In

October 23, 2013

It has been a few weeks since the temperatures started to drop and, with winter just around the corner, many homeowners are now seeing the need to carry out some essential home improvements to make sure that their properties are ready to face the cold winter months.

According to UK consumer organisations, single glazed windows can cause heat losses up of to 26%. Due to this reason, one of the most effective things that you can do as a homeowner in order to get your house ready for the winter is to fit your windows with double glazing. Here you’ll find three reasons why doing so is a good idea.

Better Energy Efficiency

Did you know that there is an energy efficiency rating that applies to windows in the same way as it does to electrical appliances? Energy-efficient window frames will display the BFRC logo, and manufacturers will rate their products on an A to G scale. Low-emissions glazing can improve the overall energy efficiency of your home by 75%, thanks to a special coating that sends the heat back into the room instead of radiating it to the outside.

Lower Energy Bills

The onset of the winter generally leads to higher energy bills, as heating systems run for longer. However, fitting your home with double glazing can help improve heat retention, so that you can afford to lower the temperature or even turn off the heating much sooner without feeling discomfort. According to the Energy Saving Trust, you can save up to £180 a year on energy bills by double glazing your windows.

Keep the Cold Out and the Heat In

As well as keeping warm air inside your home, double glazing will keep the cold winter air out regardless of how extreme the weather is. In double glazed homes, the heat generated by central heating or fireplaces remains inside for a longer period of time, so you can always be warm and comfortable inside your home.

At HiTech UPVC Systems we are expert installers of double glazing. Since we have complete confidence in the quality of our products, we can offer a ten-year guarantee on all our window installations. All our materials comply with industry standards and we are one of the few suppliers to offer Planitherm glass in Northamptonshire. To find out more about our range of services, call us today or visit our website.


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