Energy efficiency simply means using less energy to perform the same task. It brings a variety of benefits that include reducing greenhouse gas emissions, reducing demand for energy imports, and lowering our costs on household bills. Being more energy efficient is not only kinder on the environment, but kinder on our pockets too.

It’s no secret that older properties are not known for their naturally excellent energy ratings, however, that doesn’t mean they can’t be vastly improved. Modern technology means you don’t have to compromise on heritage and character to achieve an energy-efficient home. We’ve put together our top five tips on how you could make your home more energy-efficient.

Replace your double glazing

 

Double glazing uses two panes of glass separated by a layer of argon gas to keep your home more energy-efficient whilst also reducing noise levels from outside. Argon gas is a poor heat conductor and therefore keeps warm air from escaping, while the second pane of glass also acts as a barrier to noise, improving the acoustics of your home.

All of our windows are A-rated for energy efficiency. Window energy ratings provide an easy way to see how different window products compare when it comes to energy efficiency. The energy rating is displayed on a label showing a rating system that ranges from A++ to G, with A++ being the most energy-efficient. The letter rating is calculated using a formula that takes into account the window’s overall thermal efficiency, air leakage, and solar gain. Solar gain refers to how much heat from the sun oases through the window.

Consider triple glazing

When you upgrade your windows from double to triple glazing you unlock a wealth of benefits improving upon everything established within double glazing. By adding a third pane of glass, triple glazing will help you to achieve lower U-values which will maximise your home’s thermal performance. Triple glazing is guaranteed to eliminate condensation, stop draughts and cold spots, and significantly reduce outside noise. U-values refer measure the rate at which heat transfers through the window itself. The lower the U-value, the better.

 

Invest in more energy-efficient doors

Energy ratings chart

Replacement doors increase curb appeal as well as home security, but there are also huge energy savings you could be making too. Just like windows, doors also have an energy-efficiency rating. This is a great place to start when choosing a door that’ll help you save money on heating bills. The difference between us and other double glazing installers in South Yorkshire is that we can actually show you how effective our energy-efficient doors are. Take a look at our thermal indication images here to see how our doors are guaranteed to prevent heat loss from your home.

We offer a number of doors in different styles and materials to suit your particular style and personal needs. Whether you opt for aluminium, uPVC, or composite doors, you can have peace of mind your new doors will bring you a good return on investment.

Use home accessories to improve your energy efficiency

curtains

It may not seem like a simple piece of décor, such as curtains, could do much to make your home more energy-efficient, but a set of thick curtains could do more than you might realise. By helping to regulate your indoor temperatures, curtains can help to keep you more comfortable whilst saving you money. They act as another barrier that heat has to try and travel through, keeping your warm air in and cold air out.

 

Change your everyday habits

Black Bi-fold door

These simple reminders can help you save energy every day in your home.

  • It might seem obvious, but remember to turn the heating and lights off in rooms that aren’t being used.
  • Keep furniture away from radiators, they will steal all of the heat. Moving your sofa to expose your radiator, for example, will help to keep your house warmer.
  • Turn appliances off when not in use, as some of them still eat up your energy.
  • Why not set yourself a rule that before you put the heating on, you try wearing an extra layer, such as a jumper or a blanket. If that doesn’t work, then it may be time to turn the heating on.

At Global Windows, we are proud of our products and their wealth of high-quality,  energy-efficient features. More information on our energy-efficient options can be found via our online window and door brochure section. You can also design your own renovation project from the comfort of your home, with our innovative online project designer. Please feel free to get in touch to discuss your home improvement needs with us.

 

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Windows & Doors

Brilliant company from all we’ve dealt with, right through to the fitters, to the follow-up emails making sure everything was ok. Having used you before and after having work done to my property, I thought you the only obvious choice to return. Was a little worried as I’d had insulated render fitted and was concerned about the removal and refitting into the same size opening, and the damage it would cause. No worries, it seems. Each to their own trade as they say, and I’m glad they managed it and left me in no doubt, another great job done. Many thanks to you all. And see you in 15 years again?

Checkatrade

Windows And Door

After a fair few months of looking for a good window provider we can say we are one hundred percent happy with Global. They exceeded our expectations from start to finish. Michael with the quote, the lovely ladies from the office and Andy and Josh who fitted our seven windows and front door. Very professional, good quality, quick and efficient work. A pleasure to work with such a team. Our next step is the conservatory with Global. Thank you and well done to all.

Florentina

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Excellent Service

My mum wanted to say thank you so much for the fantastic service Global windows have given her following her burglary. From start to finish they reassured her the replacement patio doors would be robust and fitted as quickly as possible to ensure the property was secured. On the day of fitting the fitters arrived promptly and installed the doors with no mess. The gentleman who organised this from Global (sorry she couldn’t remember his name) came out to check the doors and to see mum was happy with them brought her a beautiful bunch of flowers. Mum was over the moon. Thank you so much.

Margaret

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Doors And Windows

We decided to re-use this Company despite moving house and County. Global were helpful and very professional at all stages of the installation. We found all their staff friendly and knowledgeable. Dates given, returning phone calls etc. were all met. The price was very competitive, the quality of their products was excellent with a good range of colours and styles. The fitters were very hardworking, managed to get the work done in one day rather than the expected 2, mainly due to the fact they worked as a team, didn’t take breaks and clearly knew their job. Great company.

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Replace All Windows And Doors

Fantastic work from start to finish. Great suggestions made to my own thoughts. The date agreed happened and I was kept fully informed of progress before installation. The fitters were courteous and efficient and worked hard completing on time. I am happy to recommend Global windows to anyone.”

Checkatrade

Replace Lots Of Windows In 4 Bays Along With Others Throughout House. New Door Fitted Also.

Excellent communication and attention to details. Windows were fine quality. Workmanship of highest quality and very considerate and careful. Would recommend to anyone.”

Checkatrade

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Windows & Doors

Brilliant company from all we’ve dealt with, right through to the fitters, to the follow-up emails making sure everything was ok. Having used you before and after having work done to my property, I thought you the only obvious choice to return. Was a little worried as I’d had insulated render fitted and was concerned about the removal and refitting into the same size opening, and the damage it would cause. No worries, it seems. Each to their own trade as they say, and I’m glad they managed it and left me in no doubt, another great job done. Many thanks to you all. And see you in 15 years again?

Checkatrade

Windows And Door

After a fair few months of looking for a good window provider we can say we are one hundred percent happy with Global. They exceeded our expectations from start to finish. Michael with the quote, the lovely ladies from the office and Andy and Josh who fitted our seven windows and front door. Very professional, good quality, quick and efficient work. A pleasure to work with such a team. Our next step is the conservatory with Global. Thank you and well done to all.

Florentina

Which?

Excellent Service

My mum wanted to say thank you so much for the fantastic service Global windows have given her following her burglary. From start to finish they reassured her the replacement patio doors would be robust and fitted as quickly as possible to ensure the property was secured. On the day of fitting the fitters arrived promptly and installed the doors with no mess. The gentleman who organised this from Global (sorry she couldn’t remember his name) came out to check the doors and to see mum was happy with them brought her a beautiful bunch of flowers. Mum was over the moon. Thank you so much.

Margaret

Which?

Doors And Windows

We decided to re-use this Company despite moving house and County. Global were helpful and very professional at all stages of the installation. We found all their staff friendly and knowledgeable. Dates given, returning phone calls etc. were all met. The price was very competitive, the quality of their products was excellent with a good range of colours and styles. The fitters were very hardworking, managed to get the work done in one day rather than the expected 2, mainly due to the fact they worked as a team, didn’t take breaks and clearly knew their job. Great company.

Which?

Replace All Windows And Doors

Fantastic work from start to finish. Great suggestions made to my own thoughts. The date agreed happened and I was kept fully informed of progress before installation. The fitters were courteous and efficient and worked hard completing on time. I am happy to recommend Global windows to anyone.”

Checkatrade

Replace Lots Of Windows In 4 Bays Along With Others Throughout House. New Door Fitted Also.

Excellent communication and attention to details. Windows were fine quality. Workmanship of highest quality and very considerate and careful. Would recommend to anyone.”

Checkatrade
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