Why Window Energy Ratings Matter
Windows are a crucial aspect of every home. They provide natural light, ventilation and a direct link to the outside world. Despite their inherent importance, some homeowners overlook the significance of window energy ratings when choosing windows for their homes. In this article, we will explore why window energy ratings matter and the significant impact they can have on your home.
What are energy window ratings?
Window energy ratings are the performance-based score given for the efficiency of a window. Indicating how well a window can prevent heat loss, reduce heat gain minimise and leakage, they provide valuable insight into exactly what you’re purchasing. Having a good understanding of these ratings will allow you to make an informed decision when selecting windows, as opposed to following whatever your installer suggests blindly.
It is incredibly difficult to identify which window is right for your home simply by looking at the product and how it was made. Window manufacturers can show the energy efficiency of their products using an energy-rating scale from A++ to E. The entire window is assessed and a rating is given, including the frame.
Why energy ratings matter
Before choosing your home’s windows, it is important to explore their energy ratings. Consulting with window specialists and exploring window energy ratings carefully, can assist you in making a decision that meets your requirements. Investing in new windows for your home is a large investment. Diligent research into this area is essential before any large amounts of spending.
How SCI Windows can help
Here at SCI Windows, we offer A-rated double glazing as well as triple glazing at even greater efficiency. In the UK our homes create a quarter of all CO² emissions. SCI windows will help eliminate energy loss from your home as our glazing units offer up to 3 times more thermal insulation than standard double-glazing and are 20% better than Low-E thermally insulated glass. (Low-E is currently required under building regulations).
SCI replacement windows incorporate the very latest glazing technology and PlatinumNRG double-glazed PVCu casement windows achieve the ‘greenest’ Window Energy Rating (WER) rating of A+9 for energy efficiency. The British Fenestration Rating Council, a Government-supported independent body, launched the WER labelling scheme in the UK. This scheme enables consumers to reliably compare one product with another, with the ‘A’ Rating representing the most energy-efficient option.
Savings with energy efficiency
Window energy ratings directly impact the energy efficiency of your home. Energy-efficient windows will help by reducing heating and cooling costs. While in the short term, purchasing the most energy-efficient windows will cost a little more, you will appreciate the savings on your energy bills in the long run. Additionally, they ensure a much more comfortable living environment so the benefits go further than purely cost savings.
Environmental impact of windows
Energy-efficient windows contribute to a reduction in your carbon footprint and also push for a greener environment. Due to their efficiency, you are not reaching for the thermostat so often, meaning less artificial cooling or heating of your home. This means a smaller amount of energy consumption for your household. Choosing windows with excellent energy ratings ensures you help do your part for the planet.
Interested in high-rated energy windows?
While energy-efficient windows may have a higher upfront cost, they provide significant long-term benefits. The energy savings and improved comfort they offer, really outweigh the initial investment.
If you have any questions about why window energy rating matters or want some specifics about the windows we offer then please get in touch. We operate through Surrey and South West London and have been supplying and installing windows for over three decades. We stock a wide range of windows including PVCu, aluminium, French or traditional sliding sash windows. All of which are guaranteed to transform your property. Give the team a call at 020 8648 0426 or email email@example.com, we look forward to hearing from you.