The Benefits Of Energy Efficient Windows

Older windows, doors and conservatories are responsible for a significant proportion of wasted energy in homes across the UK. By taking a few steps, or investing in the future of a property, homeowners can make quite large savings on their energy bills.

Balancing Costs and Efficiency

We all know about the various ways of reducing our impact on the environment, not to mention our wallets, by becoming more efficient with our energy consumption and waste.

Loft and cavity wall insulation, solar panels and energy efficient windows and doors continue to be the largest areas of ‘green’ investment for many homeowners.

When you look at the infra-red images below, it is easy to see why more and more people are choosing to replace timber and even first generation PVC-U windows with more modern energy efficient frames that are now available.

It’s such a simple way to save money and do your bit for the environment too and our windows meet and exceed latest industry standards, giving you the peace of mind to know that you are buying quality windows – BSI approved quality at that.

windows before energy efficient installation

The areas seen here in red show where heat is being lost from the building.

Infrared image of energy efficient windows

Red areas have been eliminated after fitting energy efficient windows.

The Benefits of our Energy Efficient Windows

  • Smaller energy bills – Replacing all single-glazed windows with B-rated double glazing could save you around £165 per year on your energy bills.
  • A smaller carbon footprint – By using less fuel, you’ll generate less of the carbon dioxide that leads to global warming – typically, 680kg a year.
  • A more comfortable home – Energy-efficient glazing reduces heat loss through windows and means fewer draughts and cold spots.
  • Peace and quiet – As well as keeping the heat in, energy efficient windows improve sound insulation.
  • Reduced condensation – Energy-efficient glazing reduces condensation build-up on the inside of windows when vented.

The Best Energy Rated Frames

Our windows are manufactured by one of the leading frame manufacturers in the world, who have dedicated significant time and money in developing a range of energy efficient products, all of which are capable of achieving the highest Window Energy Rating (WER) values.

The WER system allows consumers to make fair comparisons (based on energy efficiency) between different window manufacturers, much the same as with white goods such as washing machines and dishwashers.

Property Type Existing Window First Yr
Saving (£)
20 Yr
Saving (£)
20 Yrs
Saving Co2

Detached (20m²) Single
Double
£247.11
£193.67
£14,153
£11,092
40.56
31.79

Semi (15m²) Single
Double
£185.33
£145.26
£10,615
£8,320
30.42
23.84

Terraced (12m²) Single
Double
£148.27
£116.20
£8,429
£6,655
24.34
19.07

Above table shows comparison using ‘A’ rated windows.

Source: Veka

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