Inspiration and advice for your building project
Since 2005 UK domestic energy bills have risen by a crippling 75% according to City A.M. And with government’ statistics showing domestic fuel accounts for up to 18% of climate-changing emissions, its clear that for the sake of our wallets and our planet that we need to act.
Happily saving money and the planet needn’t be difficult; in fact it’s as easy as making a call to Zenith double-glazing. Over 20% of the domestic energy we buy goes straight out of the window, and as the average family spends over £1250 per year on energy that’s £250 of your hard earned cash that’s literally going up in smoke. The environmental impact of such waste is also severe - particularly as the planet’s resources start to dwindle – and by fitting new double-glazed units you can save up to 680kg of carbon emissions, the same as a charter flight to Spain!
Fitting high quality double-glazing slashes this waste at a stroke. Indeed replacement double-glazing windows have usually paid for themselves in 5 years and with Zenith’s 10 year guarantee you’ll actually end up making money – good for you, good for the planet. And let’s not forget that double-glazing has other benefits too. Double-glazed units can significantly improve soundproofing, security and, if you chose uPVC, be virtually maintenance-free, another environmental bonus.
Replacing all your windows with sealed double-glazed units can seem like a big job. Happily you can still reap benefits by doing it room-by-room. Begin with the rooms that cost you the most to heat - typically the living room, bathroom and bedrooms – and you can cut lost energy by up to 50%. Take this small step and you’ll really notice a difference. So much so in fact that when you come to replace your boiler you may find a smaller, cheaper unit will suffice so saving you even more.
Do choose your double-glazed units carefully though as double-glazing efficiency levels vary widely. To help you make the right choice here are a few things to look out for:
Sadly energy prices show no sign of falling. The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee predicted in August that combined domestic energy bills would rise by around 12.5% - making us all another £156 poorer!
Increasingly then the case for fitting high quality sealed unit double-glazing units is becoming hard to ignore. So you if you want to save money – and help save the planet – then now’s the time to act.