How To Save Energy With Double Glazing

Double glazing has revolutionised the energy efficiency of UK homes over the last few decades. Back in the day, homes were built with single-pane windows, resulting in condensation and terrible thermal efficiency. This led to more expensive costs to warm a house, and negative effects on the environment as a result. If you own an old home, or you’re just considering a new set of double-glazed windows, then we’ve put this guide together to help you along the way.

What Is Double Glazing?

Double glazing is as simple as it sounds. Double the amount of glass compared to a single-pane window. It’s usually two separate panes, segmented with a barrier in between. This barrier is filled with a gas such as argon, to mitigate the heat transfer and condensation build-up. It’s bulkier, and more expensive than a single-pane window but ultimately far more affordable in the long run.

How Do Double Glazed Windows Save Energy?

Double glazing saves energy by reducing the amount of warm air lost in your home. The double panes of glass and the technology behind their manufacturing results in a sealed layer that drastically reduces airflow when compared to more traditional styles found in older homes. As a result, you’ll pay less for your energy bills. If warmth sustains itself for long in your home, and doesn’t escape, then the boiler works less and ultimately uses less fuel. In a world where energy prices are ever-rising, this can be invaluable.

How Long Does Double Glazing Last?

Double glazing can last an awfully long time. Depending on a few different factors you could be looking at a lifespan of 25-30 years or longer. Obviously, wear and tear, maintenance and location can all play a role in this, but if you look after your windows, it could look after you and your property for decades to come.

Additional Benefits

Not only is double glazing a fantastic way to increase the energy efficiency of your home, but it provides other advantages too. These types of windows are great at soundproofing your home compared to cheaper, lower-quality alternatives. This means you can block out the sound of the neighbourhood much more effectively. What’s more, they also increase the value of your property. 

All these benefits we’ve discussed are selling points for a potential homeowner. If you showcase a quality set of double glazed windows when selling your home, it could sell for more.

An infographic displaying the main benefits of double glazing

Contact Torfaen Glazing Today For Quality Double Glazing

If you’re looking for double-glazed windows, then look no further than Torfaen Glazing. We’re fully equipped and trained to fit and repair a variety of windows and doors. For more information, get in touch with one of our team today.


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