We all want our homes to protect us from the cold when temperatures outside are plummeting. Winter arrives in late December and will be with us until late March. Heating your home – and retaining as much of that heat as possible – is never more important than during this harsh season.
When you’re feeling chilly, it’s only natural to want to turn the thermostat up. But these days, you may need to think twice about doing so. The problem is that soaring energy costs are making it increasingly expensive for people to heat their homes.
As the UK regulatory body for the energy industries, Ofgem, points out, ‘global prices for fossil fuels, especially gas, are increasing at an unprecedented rate’. Since January, wholesale gas prices have gone up by 250%, as BBC News has reported. Energy providers have begun passing on those higher costs to their customers in the form of bigger domestic energy bills.
Prevent Precious Heat from Escaping
According to the Guardian newspaper, the energy price hike is likely to be a long-term issue: UK consumers’ energy bills are forecast to increase until 2023.
With that in mind, it makes sense to look for ways of making your home warmer in cold weather without increasing your energy usage. You may even be able to find ways of reducing it while still ensuring that every room feels cosy. You’ll also want to prevent precious – and expensive – heat from radiators and other sources being lost.
Fortunately, you can rely on the experienced team here at The Window Centre in Devon to help you make your home more energy efficient. We offer a number of effective energy-saving solutions, encompassing superb windows and more. They’re ideal when you’re keen to be less reliant on turning up the thermostat when winter sets in and can help you reduce your energy bills. Plus, they won’t make your home too hot in the summer.
A-Rated Windows, Doors and Conservatories
We take pride in expertly installing double glazed A-Rated windows, doors and conservatories across Newton Abbot and the wider Devon area, because we know what a huge difference they can make to our customers’ lives.
A-Rated means that a particular product has been tested and judged to be ‘energy positive’. In other words, it’s one of the best-performing products available with regards to harnessing the sun’s warmth and preventing heat loss and air leakage. Superior design and construction gives A-Rated windows, doors and conservatories the ability to make your home warmer – and keep it warmer – than those with a lower energy rating.
We offer an extensive range of A-Rated products, so whether you’re looking for high-performance vertical sliding windows, robust composite doors or something else, you’re sure to find an ideal style for your home. As a result, you’ll benefit from excellent energy efficiency without compromising on visual appeal.
Celsius Performance Glass
One way to help ensure your conservatory is warm enough and doesn’t lose too much heat in the winter is to choose Celsius Performance Glass, which is part of our glass and smart glass range. One of the UK’s best-insulating glass brands, it’s used in conservatory roofs, walls and doors.
For example, a conservatory roof fitted with Celsius Performance Glass can retain warmth in the winter twice as well as one with standard glazing. That’s thanks to Celsius’ special coating and other innovations.
Guardian Warm Roof
Another excellent option when you want a winter-proof conservatory is a Guardian Warm Roof. This conservatory roofing system has many benefits, not least energy efficiency, so it’s definitely worth considering if you’re trying to use less energy and conserve more heat.
A Guardian Warm Roof features three layers of high-performance rigid insulation board, which guard against heat loss in cold weather without weighing the structure down. The superb insulation also reduces the sound of rainfall and wind (ah, peace and quiet!).
Each Guardian Warm Roof is designed to match the architectural style of the property in question, so you can be confident it’ll blend in with your home. Plus, you can choose from a number of attractive finishing touches, such as roof windows and LED spotlights.
Energy-Efficient Devon Windows, Doors and Conservatories
All the heat-saving, energy-efficient windows, doors and conservatories we supply and install are high quality, built to last and accompanied by a 10-year guarantee.
Simply visit The Window Centre Newton Abbot showsite or call 01626 821066 today to find out more.