Did you know that over 25% of the heat in your house escapes through your windows?
With environmental awareness as well as the rising costs of gas and electricity, more emphasis is now being placed on ways to save energy in all types of domestic, commercial and public buildings. Government regulations specifying minimum requirements for the energy efficiency of new homes are being gradually tightened to achieve zero carbon by 2016. At the same time, it is important to improve the existing housing stock so requirements for refurbishments such as replacement windows with insulating glass are also being tightened.
Energy-efficient glass can play an important role in achieving these targets for thermal insulation of homes and offices. By replacing your existing single glazed window glass with PilkingtonenergiKare™ thermally insulated windows, you could reduce the amount of energy lost through your windows by up to 75% and lower your heating bills by up to 20% each year. Significant savings can also be achieved by upgrading double glazed windows which were installed before regulations were significantly tightened in 2002. The advantages don’t stop there. Not only are you saving money on your heating bills with insulating glass, you also have the reassurance that you are doing your bit to help the environment and reduce your carbon footprint.