Follow our path to lower Co2 emissions and save money on your heating bills…
Step 1 – Why you should consider the importance of Energy Saving Windows
You may think a window is a window, no need to complicate matters and the reasons for having windows in your house are simple…
1) Daylight intake
2) Visual contact with the outside world
3) Rapid ventilation
4) Escape in the event of fire
All of the above are true however since the publication of the Governments Building Regulations Part ‘L’ (2002) it is a legal requirement to ensure the windows fitted in your house help to conserve fuel and power and cut down on CO2 emissions. This is achieved by fitting Energy Saving Windows.
With carbon emissions high on the global agenda and the cost of fuel rising, we are all looking for ways to make our homes more energy efficient. Numerous household items are now manufactured and installed to these energy requirements and clearly fitting the correct windows is one of the most essential energy saving choices you will make for your home.
Because window heat loss can account for up to 30% of the total heat loss from your house.
Step 2 – Understand how Energy Saving Windows Work
Window manufacturers supply the British Fenestration Rating Council with accurate drawings of the window sections along with details of the type of glass sealed units used.
Computerised simulation tests are then carried out that will assess:
1) Solar Heat Gain, 2) Thermal Losses and 3) Air Losses.
Based on these results all windows are then certified from an ‘A’ Rating to ‘G’ Rating (’A’ being the best possible energy saving performance window). Modern glass technology offers a range of glass types that together with new warm edged spacer bars and argon gas cavity infill, help achieve lower U-values and provide a far more energy efficient window.
Therefore replacement windows are now energy rated which will keep your heating bills down and help reduce harmful CO2 emissions.
Step 3 – Why choose Traditional Windows?
Taking advantage of the latest glass and thermal insert technology, Traditional windows only install windows and doors that achieve ‘C’, ‘B’ and the industry maximum ‘A’ Rated certification. Far higher than many competitors and easily surpassing required building regulations.
Traditional windows are a BFRC regulated company.
Step 4 – Ask to see the proof
A PVCu window can only be tested and given a genuine certified rating based on the complete make up of the window. The test must include the type of glass sealed unit used within the frame given that different units will produce different results.
All Traditional PVC-u windows and sealed units are manufactured by quality local companies, this guarantees that the standard for the energy rating you have requested has been met.
Traditional Windows giving you reassurance that our Energy Rated Windows are the ‘genuine article’.
Step 5 – Consider your suppliers
As installers of an energy efficient product Traditional fully recognise our environmental responsibilities and remain fully committed to our duties regarding wastage, recycling and energy efficiency.
Having established the correct energy saving products it is essential that you choose the right installer.Traditional Windows are Fensa Registered and work within an agreed code of practice which includes a full understanding of energy efficiency, building regulations and all other Fensa requirements.
We care about our customers, our environment and indeed the products we install in your home./span>
Step 6 – The benefits to you and your home
The average UK home will enjoy annual savings on energy bills when fitted with Traditional Energy Efficient Windows…
Energy Savings £461 per household per year.
(British Fenestration Rating Council Estimate)
Step 7 – The benefits to you and your environment
The average UK home will help reduce the negative impact on our environment when fitted with Traditional Energy Efficient Windows…
CO2 Emissions Saving 1.55 Tonnes per household per year.
(Glass & Glazing Federation Estimate)
0.42 Tonnes Carbon Saving per household per year.
(Glass & Glazing Federation Estimate)