If you’re looking to improve the energy efficiency of your home but are struggling to understand what all the ratings mean then you are not alone in this.
Replacement windows are a significant investment in time and money, so getting it right is important. Get it wrong and you can spoil the look of your home and possibly end up with draughty windows that let in the cold. With the right windows, your home can become a place of comfort and warmth that you can be proud of.
Understanding energy ratings
Modern, high-quality timber windows will last for many years, so you’re unlikely to upgrade them very often. So, when you do decide to replace them, it’s worth installing new windows with the best energy ratings.
The British Fenestration Ratings Council (BFRC) window energy rating scheme is the UK’s national system for rating the energy efficiency of windows. Window Energy Ratings (WER) are a guide to the energy performance of your windows. This means that you just need to look for the A++ to E ratings similar to white goods in your home, and remember that the higher the energy rating, the more energy efficient it is.
Benefits of energy efficient windows
- Reduced energy bills
- Smaller carbon footprint
- A more comfortable home – energy efficient windows reduce heat loss which means fewer draughts and cold spots
- Peace and quiet - as well as keeping the heat in, energy efficient windows insulate your home against external noise.
Installing BFRC rated energy efficient windows will ultimately save you money on your energy bills. Many experts predict the costs of heating homes will continue to rise over the coming years. So, being able to reduce our energy bills and reduce the carbon emissions from our homes by making them more energy efficient is becoming increasingly important.
If it’s the best n energy performance you are after, then look no further, the triple glazed Stormsure Energy+ offers outstanding energy efficiency. With an A+ energy rating, this window will ensure that your home benefits from superb thermal efficiency and unrivalled sound insulation just when you need it the most. Triple glazed as standard with a variety of bar design options, this window is supplied with premium Pilkington energiKareTM glass to provide you with the best window specification for your home.
More demanding conservation area homes can be accommodated by A rated windows that meet planning requirements without compromising on modern functionality. The Elegance flush casement window comes with an A rating, and is the number one choice for achieving traditional sightlines without compromising on performance.
With JELD-WEN timber windows you are guaranteed quality that will last. All our windows come with a 10-year manufacturing, hardware, glass and paint guarantee, so you can have peace of mind that your timber windows are made to last.