Save Money with Double Glazed Windows in your Edinburgh Home

by | Oct 7, 2015 | Doors and Windows

The windows play quite an important role in your home, and that is to keep the weather elements out while letting natural sunlight in. That is why modern windows must be not only pretty and affordable, but also energy-efficient and long-lasting. Windows that are poorly constructed will let out a lot of heating, and this can cause your energy bills to rise significantly. A lot of the properties lose heat because of the windows, but energy-efficient windows are completely different and help you to:

1. Keep your home warmer even during the cold winter days;
Keep your house quieter and block the noise from the streets;
Reduce your energy bills;
Make your home more comfortable;

How much can you save with double-glazed windows?

All these important factors make double glazing in Edinburgh an increasingly popular option. How much can you save with energy-efficient windows depends on the size of your house and your window energy ratings. If you live in a detached house you can save as much as £160 with A-rated glass each year. Even if you live in a flat, you still can save around £40 per year.

The benefits of double glazing include:

1. smaller carbon footprint;
2. fewer draughts and cold spots;
3. noticeably reduced condensation;
4. make your home a peaceful and quiet;

The cost of double-glazed windows is usually different for each house/window and depends on:

The size of the windows;
The materials you choose;
The installer;

How does double glazing work?

The structure of double-glazed windows is pretty simple: they have 2 sheets of glass that are placed not very close to each other and have a noticeable gap between them. Usually, the distance between two sheets is 16 mm and sometimes it is filled with gas, which is enough to create a secure barrier that keeps the heat inside your home. Professionally made double-glazed windows should last for 20 years or more. You can visit here to get more details.

What you should look for when double glazing:

1. The quality of glass: the glass that is most energy-efficient for double glazing is Low-E glass, which typically has metal oxide coating that is invisible.
2. The type of the pane spacers: those, that contain no metal (or just a little) are called “warm edge” spacers and are considered to be the most efficient.
3. The most efficient windows contain gases such as krypton, argon, or xenon in the gap between the two sheets of glass.

Get the most out of double glazing in Edinburgh with the help of Window Advice Centre. Visit  to use their free consumer service or call them if you have any questions!

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