Energy saving is incredibly important and so is keeping your fuel bills down
We are continually looking for ways to make our homes energy efficient and one way is to choose new PVCu energy saving windows. Not only will they help to keep your home warmer, they will reduce your energy loss.
The British Fenestration Rating Council (BFRC) introduced the Window Energy Rating (WER) labelling scheme to assist consumers to make an informed decision regarding the performance of energy saving windows.
Energy ratings labels are in a traffic light style and give a rating based on the performance of the whole window (frame and glass) and therefore allows you to compare one window with another and make an informed choice. The A+ rating is the most efficient rating and G is the least energy efficient. Not only can it save an enormous amount of money on energy bills (which today seems to be the most expensive payout for many homeowners), but can also contribute to saving the environment.
So what exactly are energy saving windows?
Energy saving windows are windows that help to contain and conserve heat within the home keeping out wind and rain, resisting condensation and yet allowing natural ‘free’ energy – the warmth of the sun – to heat the home. They are easily recognised, just look for the traffic light label.
Every time you watch the television, listen to the radio, or read a newspaper it is reported that energy prices are going to keep rising, so reducing your energy usage is more important than ever. Choose windows that not only save you money, but reduce your carbon footprint.
If you have single glazing in your home, or your double glazing was installed before 2002 you could literally be throwing money out of your windows!
By replacing your windows, installing energy saving windows with a minimum rating of a C and making small changes within your home you could save hundreds of pounds a year, as well as reducing your carbon footprint.
Recommendations from Citizens Advice on energy saving windows
Installing BFRC rated energy saving windows will save you money on your energy bills. Citizens Advice calculated that energy price increases were eight times higher that rises in average earnings from October 2010 to November 2013.
(Click here to download the full Citizens Advice article). Many experts predict the costs of heating homes will continue to rise.
Being able to reduce our energy bills and reduce the carbon emissions from our homes by making them more energy efficient is becoming increasingly important.
Energy Efficient windows are rated ‘A++’ (the most efficient) to ‘E’. ‘C’ is the minimum to satisfy Building Regulations for windows.