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Energy Leaks and Solutions

31 Jan 2011

January and February are months of belt tightening for many people and with suggestions that we are about to experience a double dip rescission the last thing people want to see is extortionate heating bills. However, there are measures that can be taken to help reduce home heating bills that the MOT Your Home campaign from Pilkington glass has been championing for some time now. These improvements are simple and include the following improvements: loft insulation, cavity insulation, an energy efficient boiler, and installing energy efficient windows.

This week Salford University opened a new laboratory that looks to reveal how the average British home can leak energy which increases the cost of household bills. The laboratory contains a fully functioning home based on a 1920s terrace house, one of the most common in the UK, and is being used to measure how energy is being wasted by the average family. The BBC recently visited Salford to find out how the lab carries out these tests as this video demonstrates.



Pilkington energiKare™ energy efficient glazing can play an important role in preventing the common home energy leaks that were highlighted by the scientists at Salford University. The beauty of the Pilkington energiKare™ range lies in the fact that it is suitable for a broad range of installations from older traditional styled properties to modern day buildings.

Pilkington K Glass™ is one of the UK's leading solutions for thermal insulation in homes. Pilkington K Glass™ is a low emissivity coated glass which is easily stocked, processed and installed. It has been established for more than 15 years making it the trusted solution for meeting current and future regulations, when used as the inner pane of glass in a Pilkington energiKare™ insulating glass unit. Installation of Pilkington energiKare™ is the ideal solution for any household that is looking to reduce energy bills and retain that much needed heat throughout the cold winter months.