Save money this winter with new windows

"As gas and electric prices soar, many of us turn our attention to our house’s efficiency. For homeowners, this could mean renovations are on the cards."

As gas and electric prices soar, many of us turn our attention to our house’s efficiency. For homeowners, this could mean renovations are on the cards. Making lasting changes to your home can seem like a big upheaval, but when analysts are predicting that high energy prices are here to stay well into 2024 and beyond; upgrading your home is sure to be time, money and effort well spent.

Quick fixes to save money

Heating and energy-saving hacks include:

  • Closing blinds and curtains at night to prevent warm air from escaping through windows (and similarly, opening them in the daytime to let the sun shine in).
  • Getting your boiler serviced regularly so that it runs at optimum efficiency, which can reduce your heating costs and make an impact on your monthly utility bill. 
  • Switching off devices you are not using – a quick whizz around the house and you are bound to find electronics needlessly left on standby.
  • Turning your thermostat down a degree or two, and layering up your clothing instead.

We’ve recently shared a whole host of simple energy-saving tips that help you form better habits, so do have a read. However, during the colder months, it can be challenging to consume less energy and stay comfortable at the same time. Investing in new windows and doors, on the other hand, is a long-term energy efficiency strategy that doesn’t require dramatic lifestyle changes to have a big difference.

How new windows and doors can save you money

To make a meaningful change to your home’s efficiency you must get to the root of the problem. Assessing your home’s downfalls won’t be an easy pill to swallow. But casting a critical eye over the age and condition of everything from your roof insulation, your boiler, and your windows and doors will highlight where energy-efficient updates are needed. 

If you are looking to save both heat and money, replacing tired, draughty, leaky windows and doors with new modern versions is a great investment. The energy-saving advice service reports that 18% of heat loss occurs through windows and that heat is lost through single glazing around twice as fast as through standard double glazing.

What’s more, draughty windows will mean your boiler needs to run almost constantly to keep your home at your desired temperature. New windows are far more energy efficient – they keep heat in. Because of this, your boiler doesn’t have to work nearly as hard to keep your home at a comfortable level. This can not only reduce your bills but even prolong the life of your boiler.

Too often, we underestimate the impact of our windows and doors. Replacing them with more energy-efficient models can save you money on your energy bills this winter and for years to come. Double-glazed windows provide insulation and protection from the elements. What’s more, up-to-date installation techniques work to eliminate drafts. The result is substantial energy savings!

New windows and doors in Ipswich and across Suffolk 

If you are ready to make lasting change to your home’s efficiency, contact us here at Ironglaze today. At Ironglaze, we offer energy-rated, stylish and robust double-glazed windows, doors, conservatories and orangeries for homes in Ipswich and across Suffolk. Get in touch with our specialist team and we can work together on energy efficiency improvements tailored to the needs of your household.

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