Sunday, April 4, 2010

Energy Saving Double Glazing for Hertfordshire Homes

by Louise Longworth

There can be very few people on the planet who have not heard someone talking about carbon footprints and how the amount of energy that we use, particularly in the west, is damaging the planet. Nowadays, an increasing number of people are looking for ways to make their lives and their homes energy efficient, but those of us living in Hertfordshire still want to keep warm during the harsh UK winters.

One way of saving energy is to have double glazed windows and doors installed in your home. If you think it is time you had new windows then this is the ideal opportunity to choose an energy efficent option. An increasing number of people who live in the Hertfordshire area of England are opting for double rather than single glazed windows and doors.

You don't have to have PVCu windows if you don't want them as there is a choice of materials, colour and style of modern double glazed windows and doors. If you prefer wooden framed windows then you can have them instead of plastic or aluminium, so your Hertfordshire cottage's appearance isn't compromised.

You can choose the style and material of your windows so that it complements the existing style of your home or you can give your property a complete new look with rosewood coloured frames rather than simple white. You can choose from leaded pane windows, diamond or square.

Another benefit is that it will mute the sound of noise that is outside your home and make life a lot more pleasant. It helps keep the heat within your home and the wind and cold outside of it. Many people think that the initial cost is well worth the savings made in heating costs and in energy.

If you see yourself as an eco friendly person then why not make your home more eco friendly? Windows that are double glazed are virtually air tight, which means your home is warmer in winter and cooler in summer. Less energy escapes into the atmosphere, so you use less and this in turn decreases your carbon footprint.

You may have thought the range of styles was limited, but you would be mistaken. There is a wide choice of styles and materials available and you can choose from traditionally styled windows to ultra modern themes. It is designed to last for years and can add to the value of your home as well as make it look a lot more attractive. So next time you decide that your property needs a thorough overhaul, consider the benefits of double glazed windows and doors in your home improvement plans.

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  1. I definitely agree with your post. Using energy efficiently within your home can provide a number of benefits. Not only will you help to protect global energy reserves and reduce your environmental impact, but you will also save your money.

  2. On sites selling these types of windows, the first thing to look at are the materials. Double glazing prices online are heavily influenced by the costs of the materials used to construct them. Doing some light research on what varieties of material are used how much they cost, and what the preferences of the buyer are will be very helpful.