Your home is meant to be a warm and cosy sanctuary, shielding you from the elements outside. However, you might be surprised to learn that a significant amount of heat can escape through your windows and doors. Understanding this heat loss is crucial for maintaining a comfortable and energy-efficient home.
The actual amount of heat lost through windows and doors can vary widely depending on factors like the quality of your insulation, the type of windows and doors you have, and the outdoor temperature. Studies estimate that in an average home, about 25% to 30% of heat loss occurs through windows and doors. In some cases, this percentage can be even higher if the windows and doors are old or poorly insulated.
UK Homes Losing Heat Three Times Faster Than European Neighbours
New research suggests that UK homes are losing heat up to three times quicker than homes across Europe. The study by intelligent home climate management company tado° found that UK households lost heat at a rate of 3°C in five hours.
Comparing that to a rate of 0.9°C in Norway and 1°C in Germany displays how much UK homeowners are suffering from heat loss.
tado° Co-founder & CPO Christian Deilmann believes the UK has some work to do to improve home heat loss but suggests there are options available:
“The UK is a leader in smart technology adoption but is lagging behind Europe when it comes to energy-efficient homes. The good news is that there are lots of great solutions available and a huge opportunity for energy savings to be made.”
Our signature Maxitherm+ insulated glazing units use a low emissivity glass which ensures the windows are up to 90% energy efficient and reduces the transfer of heat or cold through the glass. This means that your home is cooler during the summer and warmer during the winter.
Not sure what kind of glass you have in your windows? Give us a call at 01772 250 431 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your FREE, no-obligation home energy assessment! We use the latest thermal imaging technology to find out where your house is losing heat, and let you know how to fix it.