How Much Energy Can You Save With Double Glazing?
Double glazing is an investment many people choose to switch to after a certain point. It can help you save a significant amount of money on your energy bills and help your impact on the environment. Double glazing is easily installed in many homes and is a great way to prepare for the colder months ahead.
If you haven’t already considered switching to double glazing, here’s how much energy you can save.
How does double glazing work?
Double glazing works by creating an insulating gas layer, which is usually made of air, xenon, argon or krypton. This is sandwiched between two planes of glass. The gas layer stops heat transferring from one zone to the other, e.g. inside and outside of your home. The thickness of each glass pane is usually between 4mm and 6mm and the gas layer in between measures 6mm to 20mm in thickness. Overall, the goal is to reduce the amount of heat loss and maximise noise reduction.
How much can you save?
In comparison to single-glazing, new double-glazing windows can reduce heat loss through the glass by as much as 83%. This helps to keep your home warmer and reduce energy costs. You can save up to £235 per year and shrink your carbon footprint by 6%. Double glazing can help reduce heat loss which can reduce your annual emissions by up to 405 kg of CO2. This is equivalent to the amount of CO2 used when you drive 2,056 miles, according to European Union Data. By keeping more heat inside your home, you will not only benefit the environment but also your wallet. If you want to make your home even more energy efficient you could also consider triple glazing.
How to find a double glazing specialist
If you’re looking for quality double glazing in the Hull area, look no further than AKN Home Improvement. We offer a great price on double glazing to help you save money on your energy bills. Our uPVC windows are a cost-effective way to save money this winter. Get in touch with our team today to learn more.