So you’ve made the decision to change to Solar Power, a choice that will save you money and help to protect the environment by providing free energy and reducing our reliance on fossil fuels. But why stop there?..
If you are going to be heating your home with your free solar energy, why not retain the heat within your home by installing A+ rated uPVC windows and composite doors? Not only will energy efficient glazing keep you warmer by minimising heat loss, it will also save you money. You’ve insulated your loft, now insulate your windows!
What make a window efficient?
Window Energy Ratings are calculated taking into consideration a range of variables including heat loss, air leakage and solar gain.
1) Heat loss - Heat loss is the amount of energy that is able to escape from your home through both conduction and radiation.
2) Air leakage - this is the measurement of how much air your windows are allowing to leak from your home, taking with it heat energy
3) Solar gain is the measure of how much of the sun’s natural heat energy is allowed to enter your home, therefore allowing your home to gain free heat energy, thus reducing the need for additional heat sources during daytime hours.
These factors are tested by the BFRC (British Fenestration Ratings Council) and a window is allocated a window energy rating which is an indication of how efficient the window’s performance is when used with a particular glazing specification. Rated from G-A+, A+ being the highest performing windows and G being the least energy efficient.