How a Hugo Carter installation can help the struggle against rising energy costs

September 30th, 2022

The award-winning Silent Windows produced by Hugo Carter is best known for its noise reduction capabilities.

However, the fact that they are measured to the millimetre to fit snugly into any property also means that they allow less heat to escape.

Keeping more heat in means that you do not have to expend so much energy to stay warm – and that, in turn, means you use less gas than before.

In recent months, the rising price of energy has been one of the most talked-about subjects across the UK.

Homeowners and commercial landlords alike have become increasingly anxious about the prospect of energy bills going up to a scary extent as we head into the winter.

Whether you own a small bedsit or a large industrial unit, it will be impossible to avoid the impact of the rising cost of energy – and the ensuing effect that will have on the price we have to pay to stay warm in the colder months.

Thermal efficiency means you use less gas

The extent to which the installation of Silent Windows can make a noticeable difference to the amount of energy you use – and the price you pay for your gas – will by definition vary from property to property.

It is not possible for us to make a definitive claim as to how much money we might save you by installing our windows.

However, many studies have been undertaken that demonstrate that, after investing in new windows, you will use less gas and pay less money.

For instance, if you upgrade your current double glazing to triple glazing, you could see a 35% reduction in the amount of heat that you lose through your windows.

Indeed, some research has shown that you could use just half as much gas as before.

The impact that has on your energy bills will depend on your tariff – and let us not forget that standing charges are set to go up massively as well as the cost of the energy itself.

How passive house techniques add to our capabilities

At Hugo Carter, we have a strong focus on improving thermal performance because of our commitment to incorporating the features used in passive houses.

Passive houses set the highest standards for energy efficiency in buildings. You could describe it as a movement, one that has its roots in North America in the 1970s and has also been perfected in recent years in Germany.

The implementation of passive house techniques aims to reduce as far as possible a building’s carbon footprint – and to cut the amount of fuel used to heat or cool that building. 

By assimilating passive house techniques in every installation we create, at Hugo Carter, we are confident that all our projects now deliver a high standard of energy efficiency as well as noise reduction.

We should emphasise that, despite the name passive house, the principles espoused by this initiative can be implemented in commercial premises too.

Wherever you live, and whatever type of property you own, in a time of concern and uncertainty over energy costs, it makes sense to explore every move that might make a difference.

Call us if you’d like to discuss how our installations could help you.

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