Finding ways to reduce your impact on the environment is one of the best ways to help keep the planet safe and clean from pollution. We can all benefit from a clean and eco-friendly home, which is why we’ve put together this guide to help you reduce your carbon footprint and make your home as efficient as possible.
Reducing your carbon footprint can also have the added benefit of reducing your energy bills if done correctly, so there’s even more reason to be environmentally conscious.
Installing double glazed windows and doors within your home is one of the best ways to improve your carbon footprint. Double glazing is made up of duel panes that are separated by a small gap filled with air, and this gap acts as a fantastic insulation barrier that traps heat. Because the heat can’t escape to the outside, it continues to heat your home, making any heat your home generates much more efficient. You could keep your home comfortable and warm without needing to keep the central heating or fireplace on as often.
This reduced energy consumption can lower your heating bills while also reducing your carbon footprint, so you can help the environment while also saving money! Plus, if you purchase double glazing installations from Infil Double Glazing, you could benefit from windows that can last for decades, potentially leading to the windows paying for themselves.
If you have a polycarbonate conservatory roof, you could be losing out on an incredible amount of heat and, as a consequence, savings. Typically, 80% of heat is lost through the roof! It’s a good idea to install a double glazed glass conservatory roof as a replacement, as even though the initial cost may be higher, it can last longer, prevent more leaks, and it can increase your home’s energy efficiency like nothing else.
To learn more about how double glazing can reduce your energy bills, check out our article here.
Another great way to reduce your carbon footprint and save money is to invest in home improvements that are built to last. For example, our windows and doors are provided to us by trusted manufacturers that craft the products we install from recycled uPVC. uPVC is an excellent modern material for window frames and doors as it is lightweight yet robust, with the ability to resist harsh weather with ease. Unlike timber profiles, uPVC can last for decades without cracking or warping from absorbing moisture, and it doesn’t even need to be sanded. Additionally, the colours and foils added to the uPVC last much longer without fading or chipping, leading to a gorgeous product that requires only minimal upkeep.
Additionally, the uPVC frames can be made much slimmer than their timber counterparts. Leading not only to greater views thanks to the larger space available for bigger panes of glass but also to reduced materials overall, which also helps sustain the environment through less use of plastics and trees.
Once your uPVC windows and doors reach the end of their long lifespans, they can be recycled into new products instead of ending in a landfill. Not only will you be able to make the most out of your investment, but you can also help reduce, reuse and recycle to lower your carbon footprint.
Finally, another excellent way to increase the efficiency of your home and reduce your carbon footprint is ensuring you have weatherproofing throughout the home. A great way to weatherproof your home against cold draughts and leaks are by installing high-quality windows and doors with secure weather seals, frames, and glazing. It cannot be understated just how important modern glazed products are when it comes to the energy efficiency and consumption of your home.
All of Infil Double Glazing’s products are installed with weather seals as standard. Plus, as each product is made to order and installed by our team of experts with over 40 years of experience, you can rest assured that your windows and doors will be well-fitted without any leaks or draughts.
Double glazed window prices
Lower your carbon footprint by investing in a new set of double glazed windows and doors by Infil Double Glazing! You can get stunning windows, doors, and conservatories that can be customised to suit any aesthetic while providing incredible performance. The uPVC profiles are created using recycled materials and can last for decades, leading to a more sustainable product. Get your free quote today on our website; the tool only takes a few minutes and can get you an accurate cost for your eco-friendly products. If you have any questions about our double glazing or our sustainability practices, then give us a call at 0787 477231, or you can fill out our contact form with your details, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.