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How Energy Efficient is Your Home? Part 2

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How Energy Efficient is Your HomeIt doesn’t matter what kind of heating system you have. If your windows and doors are draughty, you will be wasting energy and money. Windows are often overlooked and yet they can be the weak spot in the thermal performance of a building. If the walls, roof and floor have been insulated but the glazing has been ignored, it could result in cold spots.

Poorly performing windows can lead to a variety of problems such as water entry, which leads to condensation and mould, uncomfortable draughts and excessive heat loss. In part 2, of our energy efficient home series, we talk to Caroline Moffat from Alpine Glass. She explains why their windows help save their customers money on their heating bills during the winter.

Windows that save you both energy and hassle.

According to the Energy Saving Trust, around 2 million windows are installed every year here in the UK. This includes both new builds and replacements for existing buildings, both of which we at Alpine can cater for, ensuring that any window we supply functions at optimal energy efficiency.

All properties are prone to losing heat through their windows, however at Alpine, we want to ensure that this is less of a regular occurrence. All of our windows achieve a WER (Window Energy Rating) of ‘A’, which more than exceeds current building regulations that requires any new housing to be fitted with ‘C’ rated windows. Our windows are installed with energy efficiency in mind.

Heat retention and cold prevention from West Yorkshire’s premier installer

All of our uPVC windows can be readily double-glazed for increased thermal efficiency and lower U-values. A U value is the measurement of how heat flows through a material. The lower the value, the better the insulating ability. This combined with their multi-chambered design helps to significantly reduce heat loss, external noise and the ability for heat to escape.

The benefits of fitting your house with energy efficient windows never stop giving. They not only help the environment by reducing your home’s carbon footprint, but can also reduce your home’s energy bills over time whilst simultaneously making for a more comfortable house in general. The costs and savings for energy efficient glazing will be different for each home, but double glazing is a feature that can benefit the home for at least 20 years or more.

Alpine Glass have been providing West Yorkshire homeowners with double glazing products for 10 years, remaining family-run and personal to always ensure that a bespoke service is delivered every time. For more info call 01274 494940

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