Modern double glazing plays a huge part in increasing the overall efficiency of your Poole home, simultaneously reducing carbon emissions and benefitting the environment.

In this blog, we will look at the advantages of installing double glazing, how efficient it actually is, and other ways in which you can reduce your household energy usage.Arched uPVC double glazed windows


Why should you install modern double glazed windows?

There is a whole host of reasons why you should install modern double glazed windows in your Poole property.

Many homes in Poole and the wider Dorset area boast authentic flush sash windows and 19th Century sliding sash windows, however, though sought after in terms of design their efficiency levels are typically very low. Since double glazing became most popular in the 70s and 80s, technology has kept advancing, so much more efficient, modern glazing is now available. Some of the main benefits include:

  • Better insulation – Poole Joinery Windows use argon gas to reach ‘A’ ratings as standard
  • Increases energy efficiency of the home
  • Saves money on rising energy bills
  • Eco-friendly
  • Raises your overall property value
  • Helps to reduce noise pollution
  • Provides greater security
  • Easily maintained
  • Limits damage to furniture
  • Reduces condensation
  • Aesthetically desirable – can be designed to match any home


How much energy can double glazing save?

It may not have come as a shock that double glazing is more efficient than single, however, you may be surprised as to the extent. The average U-value for a single glazed window is 5.6 W/m2k, whilst for a double glazed window this is lowered to 1.3 W/m2k, making it more than four times more efficient.

This increased efficiency will prevent heat from escaping so quickly, leading to big cost savings over time. With further energy price hikes expected in 2023, this has never been more important.


How can you reduce your household energy usage?

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As well as investing in modern double glazed windows, there are several steps you can take to help cut down on your overall household energy usage and save money on your bills.

Firstly, check everything in your home is working as it should and isn’t obstructed in any way, including the radiators, dampers and roofline.

If you have rooms which aren’t carpeted, consider adding a rug to improve insulation, and control your light usage by replacing standard switches for dimmers.

For those looking for cost-free steps, these can include keeping an eye on your water usage and ensuring you are making the most of the natural light available, reducing the need for electric lighting during the day and simultaneously boosting your mood.


How much more efficient is double glazing?

Not only is double glazing now more advanced, but triple glazing is also readily available. Triple glazing can increase the thermal efficiency of your home even more, however, thicker frames will be required and, depending on the glass used, the efficiency benefits may not be much more than you would achieve with standard modern double glazing.

Below is a table directly comparing the average efficiency of each amount of glazing using single glazing as the starting point, as well as an idea of how much each type could save you on your energy bills over time.

AVERAGE U-VALUE (lower is better) 5.6 W/m2k 1.3 W/m2k 0.8 W/m2K
AVERAGE SAVING PER YEAR* £0 Up to £110 Up to £200

*Approximate savings only – this will depend on your home, energy usage and a number of other factors.

Looking at the above, it’s clear that modern double glazing makes a huge difference to the energy efficiency of your home, and triple glazing can potentially improve this even more. Not only will this make your property more comfortable to live in day-to-day, but will also saving you money, add value when you come to sell the property, and will positively affect the environment by reducing carbon emissions.


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Double glazing Poole from Poole Joinery Windows

Contact us today for high-quality service and the best prices for all your double glazing Poole needs. Get your free no obligation quote or call us on 01202 661299.


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