By burning less fuel you will not only on the running costs of your home but you will also be lessening the CO2 footprint of your property. It could be argued that by installing double glazing you will be doing your ‘bit’ to help save the planet.
However, double glazing, whilst improving the comfort of your home, is not necessarily the most cost effective way of reducing fuel bills. Double glazing can be a rather expensive . Also, if you are also considering the environmental aspects of double glazing, you will need to consider the ‘energy cost’ of the manufacturing processes involved. Most double glazing units comprise of (U) PVC or hardwood surrounds. Both have environmental issues surrounding their use.
This said there are clear benefits to double glazing your home.
Double-glazing offers a level of safety and security that traditional windows cannot match. Traditional single pane windows are normally made of a single sheet of regular glass. Obviously, heat loss through this is twice that of double glazing.