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?