2 Ways Our Double Glazing Can Reduce Heat Loss In Your Home
According to sources, 18% of heat is lost through windows and doors in British homes and heat is lost twice as fast through single-pane windows than through double glazed windows. In our previous articles, we raved about the fantastic benefits of double glazing. One of those benefits is that it can reduce heat loss. This can happen in two different ways. In this article, we will discuss how double glazing works and the two ways in which double glazing can reduce heat loss in your home.
1) The Reason Behind The Spacer
To understand the first way, you need to understand the structure. Double glazing consists of two panes of glass with a small gap, called the spacer, between them. The spacer is usually filled with air or argon gas, which acts as a heat insulator. The wider the spacer, the higher the insulating properties, but also the cost. This insulating ability is due to the fact that both air and argon gas are poor conductors of heat. In other words, the spacer makes it difficult for heat to pass through the two panes of glass. As a result, the heat is trapped, keeping your home more energy-efficient and staying longer at a comfortable temperature.
2) Low-Emissivity Coating
Double glazing can also reduce heat loss by reflecting heat back into your home. This is achieved by a special low-emissivity coating, or low-e coating found on the inner side of modern window glass. It’s worth noting, this low-e coating isn’t typically featured on older double glazing. It is usually invisible to the naked eye and it doesn’t affect the amount of daylight that enters your home. When heat from the sun shines on low-e coated, double glazed windows, this coating absorbs the heat and reflects the heat back into your home.
Coatings differ from manufacturer to manufacturer, as some are designed to reflect a high amount of heat in the winter. In contrast, others are designed to minimise the amount of heat that enters the house, keeping your rooms cooler in the summer. The type of coating greatly depends on the climate and your specific needs.
Double Glazing From Conservatories & Windows Direct
As you can see, installing double glazing is a truly efficient way of reducing heat loss in your home, leading to saving you money on your energy bills. If you are considering double glazing, it’s important to choose from an established glazing company like C&W Direct. We are very passionate about supplying our customers across Stafford, Cannock and surrounding areas with innovative and energy-efficient double glazed windows, doors, conservatories and orangeries. In fact, our Optitherm windows featured low-emissivity glass, which dramatically reduces your heat loss and reflects heat back into your home.
For a quotation, please feel free to submit a quotation form. Otherwise, if you’re interested in our double glazing options, please get in touch with us by submitting an enquiry form, or by calling us on 01543 500530 today. We look forward to hearing from you and discussing your double glazing needs.