Enjoy a warmer home with Ecoease secondary glazing
The introduction of thermal insulation onto our windows is one of the best ways to ensure that heat loss can be minimised. Single-glazed (or ineffective, old double-glazed) windows in our homes often result in rooms which are difficult and expensive to heat.
In fact, a large proportion of the heat generated literally goes straight out of the window. Our first thought when we need to reduce heat loss is to look into installing double glazing. Whilst this is an efficient solution in many cases, it can be very expensive, disruptive whilst fitting and is not always in keeping with your property.
Owners of character homes or listed properties often do not want the appearance of double-glazed windows, or cannot get local authority permission for them.
Ecoease uses established double glazing principles along with our unique magnetic sealing system to achieve cost-effective, thermal insulation for existing windows. It provides a discreet second skin allowing you to keep the character and beauty of your existing windows.
The graph seen here shows just how effective secondary glazing can be at helping to minimise heat loss, with secondary glazing actually outperforming double glazing.
You may have already fully insulated your home but still have cold rooms and condensation
Research has shown that up to 48% of heat can be lost through windows in a fully insulated home. Ecoease® has a calculated U value of 2.7 using a 20mm gap to the existing single glazing, meaning that you can immediately benefit from cost / energy savings and a warmer environment.
The thermal insulation benefits of secondary glazing are widely recognised:
- Heat transfer is significantly reduced, creating warmer rooms
- Substantial savings can be made on your heating costs
- ‘Cold spots’ are reduced providing more comfortable living spaces
- Condensation problems are virtually eliminated, saving time on morning mop-ups and preventing the growth of unhealthy mould and mildew on window frames and curtains.
How does Ecoease work?
The Ecoease glazing system creates and maintains a sealed layer of static air between it and your existing window. Neatly edged, clear PET is fitted to the inside frame of the existing window, and held in place using our magnetic system.
This trapped airspace reduces the rate of heat loss, and also acts as a baffle to reduce sound transmission.
Nicky Harris said:“Just to let you know the panels arrived today and are a perfect fit. I had ordered Ecoease previously from the original company and the installation and use of them was so efficient that we were able to save over a hundred pounds on our winter quarter heating bills, this saving went towards the purchase of the panels I ordered from you. Ecoease really is a wonderful product and very easy to fit, I had wondered if the new owners of Ecoease would be as good to deal with, I can safely say you are. Thank you for your excellent customer service and prompt delivery, it’s unlikely we will need any more panels as every available window is now done but I will not hesitate to recommend both you and the product.”
Please note that this, like any form of secondary glazing, works much better if you draught-proof your original windows first. The purpose of the Ecoease glazing system is not to eliminate draughts; this is achieved by the original glass window.
If you want to know more about thermal insulation and the benefits that our glazing system for windows can bring, then please feel free to get in touch with us using our contact form or call or email one our sales advisors to assist you.