Save Money With Replacement Double Glazed Units

20

Jul
2016
Posted By : Rachel Bownds 0 Comment
Save Money With Replacement Double Glazed Units
Categories :Windows

Although we are in the midst of the warmer weather at the moment, there is never a better time to think about preparing for when the weather starts to turn. After all, the last thing you want to suffer from is another cold or costly winter.

Many homeowners have realised that when it comes to heat loss in their homes, often their windows are at fault. Old, damaged or simply just worn out windows can cause the heat pumped out by your radiators or fires to be quickly released rather than being trapped inside.

In turn this could mean that you feel the chill whilst inside or face the horror of a huge gas bill come the wintertime.

What Can You Do To Help?

Your windows are the main culprits of heat loss in the home. You may think that the only way that you can stop this is to replace the whole window, but this can be expensive, not to mention require time to complete and cause disruption to your home.

So, what can you do instead?

Cosyhomes Windows have a cost-effective yet still efficient answer to your heat loss problem. Rather than replace the entire window, how about getting replacement double glazed units instead?

How Is Replacing The Double Glazing Better?

As we have already discussed, replacing an entire window can be costly and takes time. Replacing the double glazing in a window can cost considerably less and takes less time too.

Once you have arranged for the replacement double glazed units, an expert fitter will come out and take the current glass out of the window frame and replace it with a new set of double glazed glass. The old glass will then be taken away and disposed of. The whole process doesn’t take long and for a standard home you should expect the work to be completed in 1-2 days.

Any Other Top Tips?

Whilst replacing your double glazing is one of the best ways to tackle heat loss through your windows, there are some other things that you can do to try and trap in that warm air.

  • Buy high quality lined curtains – The thicker and more luxurious a curtain is then the more it is going to block the warm air from leaving your home through the window.
  • Keep the sun coming in – Whilst curtains are great for trapping warm air, they should always be opened in the daytime to allow the natural light of the sun to stream in and warm up the room.
  • Look out for other heat loss spots – It isn’t just the windows that can give the heat a place to escape. Letterboxes and cat flaps are other prime suspects in the battle against the breeze too.

Here at Cosyhomes Windows we want to make sure that all our customers get to enjoy a warm and toasty home. So why not give us a call and see how we can help you to beat the chill once winter comes around with our double glazed units?

How Does Double Glazing Reduce Heat Loss?

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Jun
2016
Posted By : Rachel Bownds 0 Comment
How Does Double Glazing Reduce Heat Loss?
Categories :Windows

Losing heat from your home is a headache for most people; after all it doesn’t only mean that you feel the chill more, but also that you may be faced with higher energy bills too.
So what can you do to help?

There are a variety of things you can do to minimise the amount of heat lost through your windows, however, one of the most effective has to be installing double glazing throughout your home.

But how does double glazing reduce heat loss?

What Is Double Glazing?

Whilst many of us know the term double glazing, you might not completely understand what it means. Double glazing is simply a double pane of glass placed into a window frame.

Thanks to the use of a spacer bar between the panes, there is a minimal amount of space (sometimes only millimetres), which is not only energy efficient, but also can block out noise too.

How Does Double Glazing Reduce Heat Loss?

If you looked at a thermal image of a house you would see that heat gathers around a variety of places in the property, including the roof, the walls and the main culprit; the windows.

To reduce the loss of heat through the windows, double glazing is always recommended. The gap between the two panes of glass trap air; this air filled gap then becomes a barrier to the heat loss thanks to the air being a poor conductor of heat. This means that the heat cannot travel through the gap and be released outside.

How Much Can Double Glazing Save You?

We now know that double glazing can reduce heat loss through the windows of your home, but what does this actually mean for the average home owner?

It is thought that by installing energy efficient windows into your home, you could save as much as £8,211 in a typical detached house over a 20 year period.

Is Double Glazing Expensive?

Whilst there is an initial cost associated to double glazing, it may surprise you to know just how little it can cost. When deciding whether or not to opt for double glazing you should balance this cost with the on-going savings that you will see from lower energy bills.

Call The Experts At Cosyhomes Windows

Want to know more about how double glazing can help you cut down your energy bills? Why not get in touch with our expert team here at Cosyhomes Windows. We have the knowledge and expertise to give you stylish windows that will completely change the feel of your home. Give us a call now on 0208 397 4040 or drop us a message here.

Our Top 5 Reasons For Upgrading Surrey Home Double Glazing

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Mar
2015
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Double Glazing Surrey

Living in Surrey surely has its benefits. Being close to London means excellent transport links, you are only a stones throw from plenty of activities for you and the kids, and it has even been described by the Daily Mail as the Beverly Hills of Britain, as per this article by Becky Barrow: Surrey Best Places To Live. However, there is always one small disadvantage of living in the south-east and that is the poor weather that we get, especially around winter time.

So, one thing we always get asked year on year is how can I make sure the heating in my home stays in my home? One of our first responses is always double glazing. There are lots of benefits to upgrading single glazed, or older double glazed windows to modern double glazing. By doing so, your home will be a warmer, more comfortable place to live. Not to mention adding extra style to your property with coloured or painted window frames.

Looking For Double Glazing In Surrey?

If you are looking for double glazing in Surrey, Chessington, Kingston or any of the surrounding areas in the south-east, but don’t want to break the bank, then look no further than Cosyhomes Windows. We offer a range of brand new, double glazed windows and doors and can also help with repairs and glass units. We know that sometimes changing the glass to upgrade existing UPVC windows is all that is required. UPVC is the most commonly used material for residential window frames, where over 80% of the residential window market in the UK has UPVC frames fitted. UPVC window frames have superior insulation and are specifically designed for double glazing.

Our Double Glazing Upgrade Tips

We are a friendly, family-run company with years of experience in the home improvement industry, making us the ideal choice for doors and double glazing Surrey. Based on this experience, here are our top 5 tips for upgrading your double glazing:

1) Lighter Energy Bills

Double glazing helps keep the cold out and the warm in. The better insulated your home, the less you’ll have to spend heating it, saving you money.

2) A Reduced Carbon Footprint

Using less energy not only saves you money on heating your house, it reduces your impact on the environment too. By using less fuel you’re generating less carbon dioxide, which leads to global warming.

3) A Cosier Home

Older windows, particularly single glazed ones, can be draughty leaving your home with uncomfortable cold spots. Weather tight double glazing will stop any draughts entering your home, making it a more comfortable place to live.

4) A Peaceful Place

As well as insulating your house against the cold, double glazing insulates against unwanted outside noise. If you live in a particularly noisy area such as a city centre or near an airport, secondary glazing can add extra insulation without having to replace your original windows.

5) Reduced Condensation

Whilst double glazing can’t completely eliminate condensation, it does significantly remove it and its associated problems, such as damp patches and mould. It’s not just glass that determines how thermally insulating a window is. Materials matter too. UPVC, aluminium and timber all have different levels of insulation – for example, timber has been found to be the most insulating. Whichever material you choose, installing energy efficient double glazing windows is a worthwhile investment for your home.

Contact Our Surrey Window Installer Today

So, now you know that upgrading your double glazing is most definitely worthwhile and doesn’t always have to cost a fortune. Cosyhomes Windows has over 35 years experience installing windows and doors throughout both Surrey and surrounding areas. For more information on double glazing Surrey, get in touch with our team today for more information on 020 8397 4040.