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The last 12 months have seen energy bills rocket, causing widespread financial pain and hardship. Sadly, it’s not going to get much better, at least in the short term. Bills are set to rise again in a few weeks and although spring is around the corner, there is very little else to be optimistic about at the moment.
That said, with the arrival of warmer weather there is now an opportunity for householders across south Wales to take a good look at ways they can ease the pain. And where better place to start than windows?
Where is heat lost in a home?
According to Government research, almost 20 per cent of heat is lost through windows, and heat is lost twice as quickly through single-glazed windows, as opposed to their double-glazed equivalents.
This is good news for those who already have double glazing fitted, as it’s estimated that you can save between £80 and £110 per year if your windows are at the top end of energy efficiency. And as energy prices rise, so will the potential savings increase.
But that raises another question…
Is older double glazing as good as newer products?
Double glazing has improved dramatically since it first appeared more than 40 years ago. For example, today’s uPVC windows have much improved thermal efficiency and are weatherproof, low maintenance and secure. They also look good too and are available in a wide variety of shapes, styles and colours to suit pretty much any property.
Let’s focus a little and take a look at our uPVC casement windows, consistently popular with our customers in Cardiff, Cowbridge, Newport, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, Penarth, Bridgend, Swansea and right across South Wales. These windows, like all our range, consistently achieve a Window Energy Rating of A – one of the highest performing in terms of energy efficiency on the market. Our casements are hinged at the side and employ draught-free Q-Lon seals along with polyamide thermal breaks for top-end energy efficiency.
Stylish, secure, and energy-efficient windows in Cardiff and across South Wales
Equally good news is that they look great too. Our uPVC frames come in a range of colours and you can also choose your finish, type of glass, hardware and type of window furniture. Thankfully, the days of uniform white are long gone, and this goes for our range of sliding sash windows and bay windows, among our many other uPVC products.
Maybe you’re considering replacing all your windows in one go. It’s certainly a good idea, especially if your windows are older, as you’ll notice the benefits both in terms of warmth and bills almost immediately. However, budgets being what they are it may not be practical to work on more than a couple of windows at a time. If so, Futureglaze provides a
Why choose Futureglaze?
We are in challenging times, no doubt, but technology has a part in helping us all to reduce our heating bills. Our windows play a big part in that, but replacement windows are not the only energy-efficient home improvement we offer that can help save you money. Modern conservatories or upgrading to a more thermally-efficient tiled roof will also help lower energy consumption. A new draught-proof composite front door or an updated set of aluminium patio doors will also help keep the warmth locked in during winter and keep the excess heat out during summer.
To view our full range of double-glazing products pop along to our showroom in South Wales where our customer service team will be happy to discuss your option and advise you in more detail. Alternatively, give us a call on 01443 423 423 or get in touch today.