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The advantages of HR glass

Wednesday 28 July 2021

These days, saving energy by taking insulation measures is easier than ever. Of course, you can opt for more radical measures, such as insulating your attic, roof, floor insulation or cavity wall insulation. But it can also be quicker and easier, namely by choosing insulation glass, such as double glass, HR++ glass or triple glass, also called HR+++ glass. Having HR++ or HR++ glass fitted is a smart investment that brings you many benefits. But what exactly are the advantages of fitting insulation glass in your home or business premises? And what about the costs of HR++ glass including fitting? Is there a subsidy for HR++ glass available from the municipality? And if so, what remains as the price of HR glass? You can read the answers to these questions in this article. Use them to your advantage and choose for the many advantages of inexpensive HR++ glass! You can also easily order your insulation glass online.

Choose better insulation and save on energy costs

The most important advantage of HR++ glass and HR+++ glass is the high insulation value of these types of glass. This is due to the fact that in HR++ and HR+++ glass there are considerably less noble gases, so the insulation value is considerably higher than in other types of glass. In glass, the insulation performance is expressed in U-values, whereby the lower the U-value, the better the glass insulates. Nowadays, HR++ glass has a U value of between 0.9 and 1.2. If you choose HR++ glass, you can count on a U-value ranging from 0.5 to 0.9. With both types of glass, you can save between 200 and 400 euros a year on your energy bill.

Insulation glass has an interesting pay-back time

The payback period for insulating glass obviously depends on various factors. Determining factors include what glass was in your home or business premises before, what new glass is put in and what the surface of the glass sheets is. Apart from these factors, you can generally assume a payback period of between 8 and 10 years. Investing in HR++ glass or HR+++ glass is therefore a profitable investment in the long term, especially if you choose for insulation glass in the living room. In the living room, the hardest heat is burnt and therefore relatively much heat can be lost. Of course, this does not mean that it is not wise to provide your entire house with insulating glass. Insulating glass can for instance also provide a nice energy saving in the attic, because the heat in the house rises to the top. You should opt for a combination with roof insulation, because on average about 30 percent of the heat in a house escapes through the roof. That is considerable!