Date posted: 09th April 2016

Energy Prices Increases?

According to GoCompare 29 fixed dual-fuel deals expired at the end of March, with 23 of these resulting in higher fuel bills for consumers where switched to standard variable tariffs.

The comparison site warns that this could lead to average price increases of £166 and in the worst cases up to around £377!

According to the Energy Saving Trust, heat lost through windows accounts for around 25 per cent of the total energy lost from your home.  This could equate to up to £160 a year of unnecessary cost on household heating bills in properties with old or single-glazed windows, compared to energy efficient double and triple-glazing.

Mark Pearce, Managing Director, KJM Group, said: “The tariff changes have received very little publicity. The first thing you should obviously do is check your energy supply agreement and switch to a new tariff straight away.

“But it also serves to reinforce the fact that energy prices continue to rise and the cost to homeowners is significant. Energy efficient doors and windows can play an important part in reducing your energy bills alongside loft and wall insulation – up to around £160 per year offsetting increases in energy prices.”

KJM Group supplies an extensive range of low maintenance and energy efficient windows and doors, throughout Hampshire, Dorset, and Wiltshire. This includes casement, tilt and turn and vertical sliding windows and doors in PVC-U, timber and aluminium and energy saving triple-glazed windows with U-values as low as 0.66W/m².K.

 “At 0.66W/m².K you have a Passivhaus Scandinavian standard product. It offers 40 per cent better insulation over our Window Energy ‘A’ rated double-glazed products, which are already incredibly energy efficient products”, said Mark.

“A new generation of energy efficient windows and doors, delivers far better performance today than even double-glazed products installed a decade ago.

“It can be a little hard to get your head around because 10 or 20 year old windows and doors will look fine but the performance was not as good to start with and degenerates over time.”

“New energy efficient double glazed or triple glazed windows can make a massive contribution to cutting the cost of heating your home, even where they’re replacing existing older double-glazed products”, he concluded.

For more information on our range of energy efficient windows and doors call or email the sales team on 01264 359355 or sales@kjmgroup.co.uk