15% of Your Heat Loss is Through Your Windows
Windows are a of course a major feature in your home. They provide light, ventilation, protection from the elements and security as well as noise insulation. They also have a major influence on your energy bills and the latest A Rated products come in both uPVC and Timber.
Fitter Home windows and doors come in many styles, materials and sizes to suit every type of home. Replacement window and glazing technology has come a long way since the advent of double glazing with Ted Moult dropping his feather back in the 1980’s.
After years of experience in glazing, Fitter Home can incorporate the very latest technologies with great design giving you attractive looks to enhance your home, great energy efficiency and the very best security.
The Green Deal Can Help
The new innovative Green Deal financial mechanism eliminates the need to pay upfront for energy efficiency measures.
The cost of the measures should be covered by savings on the fuel bills and glazing is another area where we can help you save money on your fuel bills.
Although many homes in the UK have upgraded from old single glazed timber window in the last 20 years glazing technology has moved on at a pace with recent advances reducing the U value by half (the U value is the measure of heat transmission through a building material).
If your home was double glazed before 2003 it almost certainly has poorly performing windows in terms of heat loss.
How Much Can Glazing Save on Energy Bills?
A typical semi detached house that has been doubled glazed before 2003 would save nearly 7 tonnes of carbon over the next 25 years and as importantly over £4,000 in reduced heating bills.
This is based on the Glass and Glazing Federation’s (GGF) calculations and assumes 3% compound inflation on energy prices over that period compared with an actual rate of 17% since 2005.
Just out of interest if the 17% actual annual rise (since 2005) in energy bills were to continue over the next 25 years, the saving is £65,000 so let’s hope it’s peaked!!