Energy Ratings Explained
Letting PRP Windows replace your existing timber or ancient uPVC windows with today’s modern energy rated ones, can help to significantly improve your home energy efficiency and help reduce your carbon footprint.
Having energy rated uPVC windows installed will also save you money on your heating bills, your home will be warmer, less draughty and have reduced condensation.
Of course this all means you are also doing your bit towards saving the planet!
Most white goods have to have an energy rating, the ratings are from G not very efficient to A most efficient, well windows are the now the same, and the most efficient rating is “A” and that is PRP Windows standard, “A”.
BFRC – What’s it all about?
The Government has set itself a specific target of ensuring all new homes built after 2016 are zero carbon. This is in addition to the general requirement of an overall carbon emission reduction as set out by the Kyoto agreement.
To highlight this topic and enable a system which is both an independent source of information and also easy to understand, the BFRC (British Fenestration Rating Council) working in conjunction with the Energy Efficiency Council, have created a performance label (sample shown left) clearly defining the energy efficiency of windows from any manufacturer.
Window Energy Rating label
Launched in March 2004, the Window Energy Rating label is similar to that used on many white goods in our homes, such as fridges and washing machines. Windows are scored on a scale of A – G, with an A rated building product being more energy efficient than one which is G rated. This allows individuals to quickly and easily choose the windows most suitable for their needs.
So what are the Benefits?
- Reduce your home energy use
- Save money on heating and cooling bills
- Reduce your carbon footprint
- Reduce condensation
- Add value to your home