How to read your gas bill!
When the Triple Glazing Superheroes first visited Earth they were astonished by a number of things, but none more so than how difficult it is for the lay person to understand their energy bills! But now, following huge price increases and instances of overcharging, the Big Six energy companies are coming under increasing pressure to clearly explain and justify the prices they charge.
Much to the Triple Glazing Superheroes’ delight, the BBC have teamed up with consumer association Which? to produce a simple guide to gas bills which should make very useful reading for any homeowner who is concerned about their monthly outgoings.
In many cases this guide will give people a greater insight into just how expensive the cost of gas is and it may prompt many people to think long and hard about how they can counteract these prices by improving the insulation of their home. Replacement triple glazed windows and doors are one of the most effective ways that homeowners can achieve this because glazing can account for upwards of 20% of the surface area of a house and an even bigger percentage of total heat lost.
uPVC triple glazing provides thermal insulation that is much nearer to the standard of insulation provided by the walls, and the benefits of this are two-fold. Firstly, a homeowner who has invested in triple glazed windows will need their central heating on less often and, secondly, when they do turn it on they will need it for a shorter period of time. Therefore triple glazing really minimises a persons reliance on energy hungry central heating systems.
So, even though it’s important to understand your energy bills, it is less important for those who have invested in triple glazing windows and other forms of insulation, because they are safe in the knowledge that they are doing everything within their power to minimise their energy usage.