It’s more important than ever to ensure that we’re reducing as much energy loss from our homes as possible – and for more reasons than one.
First of all, it helps foster more sustainable use of energy that is much kinder to the planet. Secondly, it helps cut utility costs down and with the recent rise in gas and electricity bills, there’s never been a better time to take action.
One of the most common ways people lose energy from their homes is through their windows. So in this blog post, we explore four things you can do to help improve the thermal and energy efficiency of your windows.
Keep your windows in good condition
Windows can’t perform efficiently if they’re in need of repair. Whether it’s warped wooden frames, old glazing, damaged seals, broken handles or cracks in the glass pane, it’s vital to stay on top of window maintenance. If you don’t, you’ll end up losing a great deal of extra energy through your windows unnecessarily.
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Use Warm Edge Technology
Did you know that up to 80% of energy loss through a window occurs at its edge?
That’s why we’d always recommend working with a window fitting company, like ourselves, that uses Warm Edge Technology during installation.
Warm Edge Technology refers to the edge construction of a double, triple or quadruple glazed window that conducts less heat or cold than traditional windows and standard construction. Warm edge products significantly reduce energy loss and in double glazed windows fitted with a warm edge spacer, internal edge temperate rises by up to 65%.
Warm Edge Technology also provides up to 94% reduced heat loss at the external edge of your windows.
Avoid window designs that use aluminium
Standard glazed windows or insulated glass sealed windows are typically constructed with an aluminium spacer to hold the glass apart. However, aluminium is highly conductive and also has a super high thermal energy loss.
That’s why we’d always recommend avoiding designs that use aluminium in the construction and instead, opt for something like Warm Edge Technology.
Install curtains or blinds
This seems like an obvious point to make but installing blinds and/or curtains on your windows is a great way to improve the thermal and energy efficiency of your home. Curtains and blinds will help to significantly reduce heat loss from your windows and reduce draughts in the process.
Plus, if you do happen to leave your window open by accident overnight, your curtains or blinds will step in to stop at least some of the heat from escaping.
Call us on 0151 638 0909 to chat to one of the team, or get an online quote to find out more about our energy-efficient window and glazing installations.