We as Scandinavians are very concerned about energy savings, our overall carbon footprint and climate change. Other than using highly energy efficient appliances at homes, the best way to ramp up those savings is by making use of double glazed windows.
What are double glazed windows?
As opposed to traditional windows, which are single glazed, double glazed windows make use of two panes or sheets of glass with a gap between the panes themselves. This gap is usually between 12-16mm wide and is often filled with an inert gas, such as argon.
This glass and gap combination helps to trap heat inside the house during the winters and keeps heat out during summers. The gaps in these double glazed windows are lined with spacers which prevent condensation from forming on the window surfaces, vastly reducing problems associated with damp window sills.
Double glazed windows advantages
First and foremost, there is the energy savings. Single glazed windows can let out as much as 60 percent of the heat produced in your home. Thus, with double glazed windows, your home’s energy-efficiency is taken up several notches, tying in nicely with your other energy-saving measures.
Remember we talked about a gap between the two sheets of glass? Other than preventing the exchange of heat between the inside and the outside of your home, the gap also prevents a good amount of outside noise from entering your home.
Head over to https://klarwindows.co.uk/double-glazed-windows to select your window option and enter your window measurements.
Improving the efficiency of double glazed windows even further
You could add insulating film on top of your window panes. These films are made of plastic and can be easily applied with the aid of a hairdryer. You could also opt to hang thermal curtains, which would greatly increase the double glaze window’s R-value.