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Double Glazing Saves The Earth

April 15, 2010
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Author: Steve

Installing double glazed windows in your home or office is always an ideal way to reduce your carbon footprint. A Carbon footprint is worked out by determining how many tons of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are produced by activities of a person or company.  Installing double glazing definitely is a great way to lower these carbon emissions.

The quickest and most effective way to calculate your own carbon footprint is to browse online.  Rather than sitting down with a notepad, there are many websites now that will calculate it for you by asking you some easy questions.  For instance the number of holidays you take every year, and questions about your home. This  is your actual main footprint.

In addition to this, it works out the secondary carbon footprint, which consists of the impact from products you use, on the environment.  Simply put , this indicates whether you buy local produce or buy mostly expensive things which require to be shipped in.  Both of these together constitute your complete carbon usage.

Double glazing is an ideal way to reduce the size of your carbon footprint.  It works by holding a special layer of air or gas trapped between the two glass panes.  This lets warm sunshine in, but will not let it out.  A similar way the greenhouse effect works on our planet.This immediately has an direct impact on just how much energy you lose through your windows.

This means, needless to say, that you’re using less energy to keep your house warm and so you will see a lowering in your energy bills.  Your carbon footprint will be reduced by about 740kg per year, for an average sized house. If we all make up our minds to do this at home, then not only can we be just a little richer, we are able to know that we’re helping to save the earth too!

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