Windows are usually a weak point for heat escaping in many homes. Now, more than ever, you want to make sure you are getting the most out of the heating in your home. With ever-fluctuating energy bills, it’s important that precautions are taken so heat isn’t wasted. The best way to do this is to ensure you’ve got energy efficient windows, as the Energy Saving Trust suggests. So, which are the best ones?
The best thing you can do to make your home retain heat for longer is to invest in good quality windows. Often, this means getting double glazed panes. We all know these have been the better option for years, and they have only got better. Older units will have lower energy ratings naturally, so ensure you get them replaced to help keep heat inside.
Double glazing describes the use of two panes to thicken the space between the inside and outside. The air gap between the glass insulates against heat transfer between the inside and outside. This is a completely sealed unit so it slows down the loss of heat from a house.
Our range of windows all have EnergiKare Pilkington thermal sealed units. This uses solar gain which helps keep the heat inside your home.
Now we’ve gone over the panes, it’s time to speak about the frames. Choosing the right frames will improve the overall energy efficiency of windows too. It will help ensure the overall unit is performing as well as the panes. UPVC and composite are just some examples of the energy efficient materials available. The strong, robust nature of both materials means that they’re better performing than other alternatives.
Window Energy Rating
To identify well-performing units, there are rating schemes in place. The U-value of windows represent their thermal transmittance and how well they can retain heat. To make things easier, there are systems in place that simply represents the energy rating of a pane and frame. Windows are assessed and given labels to represent the performance. Most homes should aim for at least a C rating, but obviously higher grades will perform better.
Contact Us For Energy Efficient Windows
If you’re looking to save on heating bills, then get in touch with our friendly team today. We have a range of double-glazing options to choose from. For more information, or to book a free quote, call us now.