Depending on whether you currently have double glazing or single glazing, reducing your monthly energy costs may always be tricky.
And while this is an article tailored more towards how double glazing can save you money each month compared to single glazed windows, we do include a few cost-cutting tips, so keep reading to find out what they are.
But in most cases, yes, double glazing can help you save money on your heating bills and here’s why.
Improved Energy Efficiency
Once you install double glazing into your home you will experience much greater heat retention throughout the property.
This is because, with double glazing, hot air really has nowhere to escape unless you open a window.
Whereby single glazing allows for draughts and with the single window pane, coming into direct contact with hot on from the inside, cools down the home and therefore heat is lost.
By improving your energy efficiency through double glazing, you’re already reducing your energy costs on a monthly basis by quite a lot.
Durability and Sustainability
Have you ever felt a single glazed window before? They seem to be very unsafe and easy to break, even without much effort!
If you have single glazed windows then you’ll know that it doesn’t take much for them to shatter. Weather storms, burglars and more can easily break the glass and you may spend more time replacing the glass than actually saving money.
That’s why you should see double glazing as a good investment.
The glass is tougher and more durable to keep unwanted intruders away. Furthermore, the solid glass panels mean that they’re a lot more sustainable than the single glazed counterparts.
All this adds up to be that not only through energy efficiency will you be saving money on energy costs, but through durability and sustainability your new double glazed windows may last for up to 25 years if taken care of and treated well.
So whilst it may seem a heavy cost upfront in buying your double glazed windows and installing them, over time, you will get your money back through the savings you’ll make on a month-to-month basis.
Tips To Keep Costs Down
Here are some additions tips you can do for relatively cheap to help keep costs down each month.
Keep Internal Doors Closed
If you have a habit of leaving your bathroom door, bedroom door, living room door or even kitchen door open heat has much further to travel throughout the property.
By keeping internal doors closed, you reduce the distance heat has to travel to warm up the rooms.
If you have a radiator in each room, keeping the door closed will help the room heat up much quicker than if you were to leave them open.
So be sure to shut your doors! It might end up saving you a bit of money.
Don’t Leave Heating On All Day
It doesn’t make sense to leave the heating on all day, especially if you’re not in the house all day.
Consider putting your heating on a timer so that you know at certain times of the day, when you’re at home, the heating will come on and warm the house up.
Whilst it may be a nice feeling coming home to a warm house, it’s not only a waste of heating bills it’s also a waste of electricity.
So consider a timer to come on 30 minutes before you get home, so that when you do get home, the heating will have been on in a short time, but long enough to warm your house.
When the weather is relatively warm and the sun is shining, open up your curtains or blinds to allow the house to heat up naturally via sunlight.
If you open the windows, the hot air will escape and you may be left with a cold house.
So rather than going to put the heating on once you’ve closed the windows, keep them closed and let the sun heat your house for free.
Invest In Double Glazing
If your home in Kent doesn’t have double glazing fitted, don’t worry. Speak to us today about how we can help make your home more energy efficient