The Government’s Green Deal came into effect this year, promoting a more energy efficient lifestyle for everyone with a plethora of energy efficient measures that can reduce energy use and also make a home feel warmer.
One such measure is fitting energy efficient windows into your property. If your home’s windows are single or old double-glazing, some of the heating that you use will be escaping through the glass. In fact, the Energy Saving Trust states that windows are one of the most important parts of a home to insulateⁱ, meaning that improving them can create considerable savings on a home’s energy bills.
Thankfully, there is a solution on the market that can not only stop the heat escaping through the windows of your home, but can also keep energy bills down and keep homeowners warm and comfortable throughout the winter months.
Planitherm is the next generation energy saving glass that can be fitted in any double or triple glazed window. Planitherm’s secret is an invisible coating applied to the glass itself. As well as homes being lighter, brighter and warmer, less energy is required to heat a home and to get it to the right temperature. This can generate savings of up to 28% on household energy bills when homeowners upgrade from single glazed windows to double glazed windows with Planitherm glass in them.
Craig Dodsworth, residential market manager for the Planitherm range, says: “It’
“There are plenty of green technologies that will make homes even more warm and comfortable, as identified by the Government’s Green Deal, and new energy efficient windows can save significant amounts of energy and improve the appearance of a home.”
Planitherm can be fitted by one of the members of the UK Planitherm Installer Network. Find a local Planitherm installer by visiting http://www.planitherm.com/
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Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to the challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection. With 2010 sales of €40.1 billion, Saint-Gobain operates in 64 countries and has nearly 190,000 employees.
In the UK and Ireland, some of the best known and respected companies in the construction industry are part of Saint-Gobain. Alongside Saint Gobain Glass these include British Gypsum, Isover, Glassolutions, Weber, Saint-Gobain PAM, Pasquill, Ecophon and Saint-Gobain Solar. Together they offer a range of high performance energy-saving products and solutions to help create a more sustainable built environment.
For more information on Saint-Gobain visit www.saint-gobain.co.uk.