Sash window double glazing to improve energy efficiency in the home

Sash window double glazing is a great way of reducing the energy requirements of your property whilst improving your home energy rating, and reducing U-values. Energy performance certificates are extremely important in achieving the full market price of your property and sash window double glazing achieves this, as well as improving the energy efficiency of your home and reducing carbon footprints.

Reducing our demand on electricity and gas is a prime factor in controlling global warming. Sash window double glazing is a great step in the right direction. We predict two more degrees increase in temperature is going to do last damage to the eco system. While sash window draught proofing alone in every home in London won’t be enough, it’s going to make a serious dent on energy requirements, that are met by fossil fuel and certainly combined as part of a complete home insulation solution is going to be very beneficial.

sash window double glazing

Sash windows do not need to be entirely replaced in order that they are double glazed. In some circumstances, specialist sash window double glazing companies can alter your original sash to hold the uprated glazing. In the event the sash is too slender to take a standard double glazed unit there are two options. One is to install a ultra thin vacuum sealed unit, the other option which is probably more economically viable, is to replace the original sash, but make use of the original frame. This is preferable because new sashes can be manufactured so that they can hold the larger, more energy efficient sealed unit. This is actually cheaper because the Pilkington high tech energy efficient slim line unit is extremely expensive, far outweighing the cost of a pair of sashes to be manufactured. Research suggests that Argon filled double glazed units perform considerably better than an empty vacuum sealed double glazed unit. Most sash window double glazing companies will install a sealed unit that is either Argon, or Krypton filled. Whilst installing sash window double glazing, it is accepted that a sash window draught proofing system will amplify the energy saving effects of double glazed units. The energy efficiency of either is very similar, and extremely beneficial for reduced home energy bills.

Sash window draught proofing is a zero energy cost with four to five year payback.

sash window draught proofing

Sash window draught proofing is the most brilliant, up and coming way in which we are saving in the home. Mostly the costs are covered in a few short years. This article assumes you have sash windows in your period Victorian property that have not been upgraded to double glazing, and have no other energy efficient measures in place already.

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Sash window draught proofing is a series of draught seals that are installed inside the sash window to improve the overall insulation of your sash windows and is a very effective tools against heat loss much in the same way as loft insulation and cavity wall insulation. Typically a sash window requires gaps around the timber profiles in order that it can move up and down nicely. This is completely normal and the unfortunate problem with this is the ice cold window that travels straight through the sashes, most notably the meeting rails and sides of the sashes. The seals are installed to stop this draught travel and there are even further benefits of no more rattling as well as the dust no longer being able to pass through the rails.

The costs are quite considerable upfront but the payback is real and genuine. Normally a sash window will cost £250 per window to draught proof. This cost will include a minor service and ropes replaced as well. There are some sash window draught proofing companies that will supply new catches as well. This is because the meeting rail is the most vulnerable point of losing heat and so the catch will help to pull the seals tightly together. This service is important and will considerably reduce our carbon footprint as well as being a brilliant alternative to plastic UPVC replacement.

There are an estimated 6 million sash windows in London. If we take the Energy Saving Trust figures on draught proofing then London as a whole could be saving a massive £150 million a year in heating and just imagine the benefit to the environment of that much fossil fuel use removed from the equation.

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If you have original sash windows that are draughty I highly recommend calling this sash window draught proofing company as they will offer a free, no obligation quote as well as attend your property and provide a custom solution. They are experts with over ten years experience draught proofing sash windows and offer a comprehensive five year guarantee. Given your energy payback period is four to five years, and energy is not getting any cheaper, anytime soon, then this is exactly the zero energy service you will want to implement as part of your home energy efficiency drive. There is no point considering renewable energy such as solar power until the basics are covered.

Sash window draught proofing in London is extremely common. The company mentioned is one of many and there is opportunity to get three or four quotes extremely easily with little effort. These companies have mobile workshops and can typically service four or five windows per day. The process is straight forward and they leave the home neat and tidy. I had my sash windows draught proofed and I highly recommend it to anyone that wants to improve the quality of life in their home. I also feel more secure because the sash windows do not rattle and no longer feel flimsy.