Refurb - replace existing double glazed windows?

Discussion in 'Home energy' started by David_Dublin, Nov 11, 2016.

  1. David_Dublin

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    The point of the thread is to establish if the windows are "perfectly good". We are upgrading insulation, thinking about going towards air tightness/MHRV, so its important to know if the windows are any good. i couldn't give a hoot about the aesthetics of the windows, front or back.
     
  2. Firefly

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    Hi Leo,

    I'm also interested in this, but know next to nothing about it. I would also be easily swayed because I often hear conflicting advice regarding insulation in general. Would you be able to recommend a book or website that would be good for a novice? Also, if you knew someone in the Cork area I would love a reference.

    Thanks
     
  3. Leo

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    Sorry, only seeing this now. This SEAI guide will give a background on a lot of the topics, Wikipedia can also be good, particularly the references supplied within articles. Unfortunately I don't have any recommendations on the Cork area though.
     
  4. Firefly

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    Thanks for that!
     
  5. JohnJay

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    I see a company advertising on DoneDeal that say they are "Thermographers" who will do a survey on your house and advise where you have heat loss. Someone like this might be best to advise where you are loosing heat and if your windows are performing or not.
    Disclaimer: I know nothing about the company advertised on DD or if they are good or not.
     
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  6. Chris2014

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    First thing i would buy when carrying out a project like this is a thermal imaging camera. Stop the guesswork.
     
  7. Leo

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    I'd be the same, pretty significant investment though to get a decent one, and the cheap ones are rubbish.