13th February 2018

Reach energy efficiency targets with double glazing

Energy efficiency has become an increasingly frequent demand for potential home buyers and will reach new levels of importance from April 2018, when it will become illegal for landlords to rent out a property with a poor energy efficiency rating. Home owners could also be forced to upgrade their poorly insulated home before selling, with a call from the Committee of Climate Change demanding that low EPC properties be banned from the sales market to meet the UK’s climate change obligations.

It is therefore essential if you are a landlord or hoping to sell your property this year that you take necessary measures to meet not only legal requirements, but the common expectations of those renting or hoping to buy from you.

Install double glazing

The installation of double glazing is an excellent way to reduce your property’s carbon footprint and your energy bills in the process, according to the Energy Saving Trust. Around 10% of the average home’s heat is lost through windows, so replacing your old single glazed windows for double glazing or triple glazing is an excellent way to not only reduce heat loss, but also makes for a more comfortable home, with fewer draughts and cold spots.

Furthermore, upgrading to double glazing really is in your best interests if you are hoping on selling your home. In 2016, a study found that 74% of adults surveyed thought that double glazing was a must have when buying a property, with paying energy bills the biggest concern for homeowners. Double glazing could therefore add significant value to your home and make it a selling point for potential buyers. New homes built today all include double glazing as a staple, so if you are attempting to sell an older property, then you could be at a disadvantage in comparison if you don’t have double glazing installed before attempting to sell, and soon you may not legally be able to sell at all!

All of our double glazing comes with an energy efficiency rating of A, so you can enjoy a warmer, quieter and more energy efficient home. If you are interested in double glazing Bournemouth, double glazing Poole, or double glazing Dorset, contact us on 01202 536422.


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