Costs and savings – Choosing an energy efficient window
Energy Efficient Windows – We are all hearing in the press about the rising costs of living, inflatation, cost of food and the fact we will all be paying more every month on our gas and electricity bills. One of the ways we can all definately save money is to make sure we have the right windows installed in our property.
If you install A++ rated double glazed windows the savings may be as much as a couple of hundred pound a year and 410kg of carbon dioxide.
Choosing the right windows to save money is not always easy to do. These days with the introduction of the BFRC rating scheme its now much easier to understand and make the right choice
Manufacturers are able to energy efficiency of their windows using a simple energy-rating scale from A++ to E. The rating scheme takes into account heat loss, draughts and solar gain.
The British Fenestration Rating Council (BFRC) runs the scheme where you can find out more on their website by clicking the link BFRC rating.
Replacing the windows in your property is a real investment, so it’s only natural to have questions about what’s best.
Windows Companies In the Wirral
We’ve been supplying and installing energy effients windows, new and replacements, to customers all over the Wirral for years. In that time, we are able to see first-hand that it’s always an investment worth making.
Installing the right kind of window to suit both your needs and the property improves the comfort and value of a home.
Did You Know? 18% of heat loss occurs through windows. glazing. Heat is lost through single glazing around twice as fast as through standard double glazing.
Choosing the right type of Window
The marketplace for new windows is varied, so there is a lot of choice for customers looking around. What you go for is a question of personal taste, budget, and what you need the window to do in that space.
What is a casement window?
Casement windows are incredibly popular. The actual casement is the part of the window which opens. They can be installed alone, in pairs, or even as a single casement alongside a static window pane.
Side hinged, they are generally easy to open and close, with the weight-distribution being similar to how a door opens. If energy efficient windows are a priority then these can certianly be added to your wish list
What are turn and tilt windows?
Turn and tilt windows are very versatile. Like the name suggests, once installed a turn and tilt window can be opened and positioned in a number of ways.
This flexibility is incredibly useful for both safety and for comfort. The window can be held in place according to need. For instance, opening your window outwards on a rainy day using a top hinge helps ventilate a room, whilst sheltering you from the worst of the weather.
What are sash windows?
Sash windows are a design classic. Rather than opening on hinges, these windows slide up and down to open and close.
Though they were traditionally made of wood, this could warp and make sash windows very difficult to move. The sash windows that we supply and fit are made from uPVC, so they can be used easily, without sticking,
What is the most secure type of window?
High quality double glazing in well-made uPVC window frames are highly secure.
Using uPVC to create the frames means that multiple locking points can be used between the window and the frame. This, alongside excellent double glazing, creates a much more challenging obstacle to anyone wanting to gain access to your home.
What are the most energy efficient windows?
Energy Efficient Windows that will save you the most money in the long run. The way that modern uPVC windows and frames are manufactured makes them very efficient.
This means that not only are they good at preventing costly heat loss, they’re good sound insulators, too. Your home will be more private, and more comfortable as a result. Are you looking for cost savings? If yes then we are happy to recommend UPVC windows for your home
How long does it take to install Energy Effient windows?
This really depends on the complexity of what you need, and how many windows there are to replace. Our installation teams are experts and very experienced, taking pride in our work to deliver high standards. If we need to spend a bit longer to get things absolutely perfect for our clients, then we will.