Double Glazing is one of the most effective ways to reduce the energy bills and improve security. Insulating glass usually consists of two or several glass windows lined with air or gas filled cavity to reduce heat loss through a particular portion of the structure envelope. This is done in order to create a sealed system that will keep the heat and cold air out from the inside of the structure, thus keeping the interior comfortable and conducive to working or living. The more air or gas filled cavity keeps the heat and cold outside, the lower the energy bill is going to be and the safer the structure will be as well. The double glazing process can add ten years to the life of your home and adds an extra layer of safety as well. This is why you need Firmfix, a Double Glazing Cheltenham based company to fit yours.
There are a number of benefits that you stand to enjoy by opting for double glazing, like lowering your heating and cooling costs, increasing the security of your home and increasing the efficiency of your heating and cooling systems. One such great benefit is that the windows will remain open at all times, even when the heat is on inside the house. Another added advantage is that during the summer the glass on one side of the windows will not allow heat to enter but the opening on the other side will let the warm air in. A spacer bar is also placed in between the two panes of glass on either side, which allows the air gap to be filled. This fills the air gap and prevents heat from entering through that side of the windows.
Installing double glazed windows, is also a very energy efficient way of improving the energy efficiency of your home. The heat lost through the first pane of glass is transferred to the second pane, which reduces the amount of energy you need to power the house. The second pane acts like an extra insulator and takes up some of the heat before being transferred into the structure. Thus, when the second pane is not in use, the heat is kept trapped inside and your electricity bill is reduced greatly.