Double glazing was first invented in the 1930s, and popularised in the USA as it became widely available in the 1950s, helped by the introduction of upvc windows. Since then a whole range of advancements aimed at improving the energy efficiency of our buildings have been made.
These days, if you are building from new there is no limit to how effective you can make your home, and if you are adapting an older building, only your budget stands between you and energy efficient living in Leamington Spa, Warwick, Kenilworth, Coventry and beyond.
Here are some ways that homeowners can improve their homes:
Cavity wall insulation: Many homes have been constructed with a space between two layers of wall on exterior walls. This works to some degree as an insulator, but is more effective once filled with an insulating material. Thanks to schemes run by government and energy companies, some households qualify for free cavity wall insulation, so check what is available to you – homes with non-standard wall cavities may be eligible, or if you claim certain benefits.
Energy efficient boilers: This is another commonly available technology that householders are encouraged to invest in, and which can be available as part of a government scheme. Condensing boilers maximise the heat produced by the gas they burn and will make a noticeable improvement in your gas bill.
Air and ground source heat pumps: The low carbon alternative to a boiler that takes energy from the air or ground and turns it into warmth for your home. Works in combination with excellent insulation to free you from dependence on gas, or oil or electricity to heat you home.
Double glazing: Or triple glazing, makes sure you don’t lose precious heat through your windows and with upvc frames, can be an affordable investment that will make a huge difference to the heat retention of any property.
Find out more about how insulating windows can help beat energy price increases in your area, be it Leamington Spa, Warwick, Kenilworth, Coventry or similar; get in touch with a local firm such as Rainbow Window Design today.