Save Money This Winter with A Rated Windows04/12/2014
We are well and truly into the winter months now and what does that mean? Higher heating bills! All households suffer at this time of year when it comes to energy bills; we hear all the time in the news about how energy bills just keep on rising, but surely there is something we can do to prevent this from happening?
What You Can Do To Save
According to the National Insulation Association 20% of the heat that we pump into our houses is lost through doors and windows. This percentage can be avoided entirely by investing in good quality‘A’ rated windows to our homes.
The term 'A' rated originates from the British Fenestration Rating Council (BFRC) who introduced the Window Energy Rating (WER) scheme to help customers understand the performance of their windows. The ratings go from 'A' all the way to 'G', with 'A' being the most efficient and 'G' being the least efficient.
Statistics from the Energy Saving Trust show that installing 'A' rated windows to your home can save you £50-£175 a year and in this financial climate, it's a great saving for households. Choosing 'A' rated windows is an economical way to transform your home and will benefit you financially in the long run.
The Benefits Of Having 'A' Rated Windows
'A' rated windows have huge benefits, including:
- Huge savings on your energy bills
- Reduces your carbon footprint
- A durable product that will last at least 35 years
- Virtually maintenance free
- They are fully recyclable
- They reduce energy loss
- They come in a range of different styles and colours to suit any property
The idea of changing all of your windows can seem a little daunting as we know some people find that UPVC windows are an unattractive feature on a period property. However, there are several window systems that can overcome this, one of which is Residence 9. The Residence 9 windows are a perfect touch to a house as they replicate the sash hardwood windows we see in period cottage properties.
If you would like some more information about our windows, please feel free to come along to one of our showrooms in Wymondham or Diss, where we will be happy to answer any queries you may have.
Don't worry if you can't make it to one of our showrooms, feel free to give us a call on 01953 600505 and we will be happy to help you.