3 home hacks to avoid heat loss in your home this winter!
December 5, 2018
It’s that exciting time of the year again, where Christmas is just around the corner, but that also means that the weather outside has become substantially colder. For the unprepared, this comes with the risk of your home becoming unbearably cold. Luckily, there are a number of ways to avoid the heat loss associated with the winter chill, and we at Jack of Glass happen to be experts on the matter.
Installing double-glazed windows to combat the cold
One of the biggest factors determining whether your house will feel the cold this winter is whether or not your windows have double glazing. Double glazing is when your windows utilise two panes of glass as opposed to just one. Argon gas is present between the two panes of glass which helps create a barrier against the cold. Heat normally travels through glass with ease, which is where a regular window fails. Argon gas traps this heat as it tries to leave, resulting in far less heat being lost overall and less money being spent on your heating bill.
Jack of Glass offers double glazing for both aluminium and uPVC windows, and there are multiple glazing options available. Things like textured glass options can be selected and we also stock almost any type of glass you can think of. Improved thermal efficiency isn’t the only benefit of double glazing, you’ll also have improved sound insulation, better security, and no condensation or draughts.
Insulation within the home
Another way to reduce the heat loss within your home this winter is to make sure your home is insulated. The previously mentioned double glazing is just one way of insulating your home, but you can also insulate your walls, roof, and floor. Insulation is the act of utilising a material that stops heat from escaping and cold from entering. To insulate your walls and reduce heat loss, you can install cavity wall insulation, which is a method that involves placing insulating material between the brick and the inside wall. The reduced air circulation results in minimised heat loss through your walls.
You can reduce the heat lost through your roof by insulating the ceiling of your loft. Many houses already have loft insulation but if yours doesn’t, you’ll definitely wish you’d done it sooner. It’s relatively easy to insulate your loft by yourself by using rolls of mineral wool insulation. Heat tends to rise upwards, so having something in place that stops it from leaving your home will make all the difference this winter.
Replacing your doors
You might not have known this, but your doors can actually be one of the biggest culprits in affecting the temperature of your home. If your door is particularly old or wasn’t fitted securely to begin with, you might be experiencing draughts within your home. A brand-new door from Jack of Glass is sure to minimise the heat loss within your home. Whether you’re looking for a uPVC, composite, bifold, French or patio door, Jack of Glass provides doors that are energy efficient and installed professionally to ensure that the least amount of heat is lost.
Jack of Glass
Jack of Glass offers products that are sure to keep your home warm this winter, whether it’s our double-glazed windows or thermally efficient doors. We also have a number of other glass products and a repair service. For more information, you can contact us or browse our website.