How Does Double Glazing Reduce Heat Loss?

You may have heard of the benefits of double glazed windows, and how they can reduce heat loss within your home, but do you know how it all works?

Many homeowners are choosing to update their properties, due to the inefficiency of their single paned windows. Due to their thin panes, single paned windows allow heat to pass through easily, which can make a property expensive to heat during the winter months, and difficult to cool during summer.

Double Glazing Windows

Double Glazed windows effectively work as two windows in one, but the panes are separated by a thin layer of air. They are just as effective as a window as their single paned counterparts, and allow light to pass through, but they have the added benefit of being energy efficient, the trapped air working as an insulator, preventing valuable heat from leaking in and out.

The Science Behind Heatloss

When molecules are heated, they move more quickly, and conduct heat to other nearby molecules by bumping into them. In a glass unit, molecules are packed together tightly, allowing heat to pass in and out of a room more easily.

Molecules in gas (air) are spread out rather thinly, and it takes much longer for heat to flow through, so the thin layer of air within a double glazed window or door, works as an excellent insulator of heat! Double glazing can be effective in so many ways, and reducing heat loss is just one of the many benefits that it can offer.